Uber customer, driver data stolen last year
In October of last year, hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc.
But Uber concealed this breach for over a year after paying hackers $100,000, according to Bloomberg.
After Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi found out about this, he fired Joe Sullivan, who is the Chief Security Officer for Uber.
Worth nothing: Uber is saying that no Social Security numbers, credit card information or trip location details were taken.
ProPublica: Facebook is allowing discriminatory housing ads
An investigation by news site ProPublica reveals that even after Facebook said it would step of enforcement of discrimination in housing advertisements, they still found plenty of lapses.
ProPublic placed rental housing ads on Facebook, but asked that they not be shown to certain categories of users, such as African-Americans or Spanish speakers. Under the federal Fair Housing Act, it is illegal to publish housing advertisements that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.
From the ProPublica report:
Under its own policies, Facebook should have flagged these ads, and prevented the posting of some of them. Its failure to do so revives questions about whether the company is in compliance with federal fair housing rules, as well as about its ability and commitment to police discriminatory advertising on the world’s largest social network.
Shopping this weekend? Check out WSJ’s tech gift guide
The Wall Street Journal has published its annual tech gift guide. There are the expected recommendations:
*The iPhone X
*The second generation Amazon Echo speaker
*The Samsung Galaxy Note 8
*Amazon Kindle Oasis e-reader
And the unexpected:
*A Dashlane subscription (it’s a password manager)
*A Lego Boost programmable building kit
*Tovala oven and meal service
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