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Editorial: Data breach proves Uber needs oversight

Uber paid two hackers a sum of $100,000 to delete the information they collected in a data breach which compromised more than 600,000 Uber accounts last October. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 4, 2017

If you took a ride with Uber before last year, your personal data may have passed into and out of the hands of hackers — and before two weeks ago, you wouldn’t have even known. According to a Nov. 21 memo from Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s recently installed chief executive, the company fell victim to a hack last October that compromised the p...

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