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In today's Technology Today, we shed light on Uber's settlement of $148 million for their data breach of 2016.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Uber Technologies Inc.'s data breach of 2016 was no small event - the breach affected 57+ million people - roughly 50 million riders and 7 million drivers - and left Uber execs scrambling to cover up the scandal. Their lack of initial transparency and honesty - paying hackers $100,000 to get rid of the evidence - led to the firing of Joe Sullivan, the company's former CSO (Chief Security Officer), in an effort to restore public relations.
Yesterday, Uber formally agreed to a hefty settlement of $148 million. Ouch.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
What do you think? How did Uber's lack of transparency make you feel? Did you stop using Uber? Are you still boycotting? Sound off, below!
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