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Uber fined £385,000 for losing UK customer data

Uber has been fined £385,000 for letting hackers steal data on 2.7 million UK customers. The full names, addresses and phone numbers of users went astray in the 2016 attack. The data had been stolen thanks to “avoidable data security flaws”, said the Information Commissioner’s Office. Uber has also been fined 600,000 euros (£532,000)...

Google’s self-driving firm sues Uber

Uber is being sued for stealing trade secrets and technology from Google. Waymo, set up by Google owner Alphabet, is taking legal action against Otto, Uber’s self-driving vehicle unit that it bought last year for $700m. The lawsuit argues that former Waymo manager Anthony Levandowski took information when he left to co-found a venture...

Uber to pay $20m to ‘misled’ drivers

Between January and March 2015, ride-sharing service Uber put out ads on Craigslist in the hope of attracting new drivers by offering attractive hourly rates of pay. In Boston, for example, it told potential drivers they would earn $25 an hour. In truth, fewer than 10% of drivers in the city actually managed to...