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Uber Hack Exposes Data of 57m Users and Drivers
Uber has admitted to covering up a breach that could have potentially exposed the personal data of around 57m customers and drivers.
Details of the breach have only just been released, with the hack allegedly occurring in October 2016. According to the company, hackers gained access to millions of customer names, email addresses and phone numbers, alongside the license numbers for around 600,000 US drivers. However, the company claims that more sensitive data, such as credit card numbers, ban...Read full story
Local Council Plans “MOT” of Driver Health
Taxi drivers working across Aberdeen could soon be made to undergo a “health MOT” in order to make sure they are fit enough to work.
Aberdeenshire council has already set out plans to include medicals as part of the licensing process, and a consultation on how to roll out the scheme has now been launched.
Currently, only drivers over the age of 70 or with a pre-declared medical condition are required to undergo a council medical, and only before being granted a license. However, a counci...Read full story
Uber Loses Appeal over Workers Rights
Following a shaky year Uber’s future in the UK again looks to be in the balance, after losing an appeal against a ruling that could now see its drivers classed as workers.
The initial ruling against the company came after two drivers - Yaseen Aslam and James Farrar - won an employment tribunal case after arguing that they should be classed as employees, citing Uber’s control over their working conditions as a key factor. The decision could entitle Uber drivers to holiday pay, paid sic...Read full story
Uber partners with NASA and proposes flying taxis by 2020
To date, 2017 hasn’t been a good year for Uber. They were expelled from several European countries, and kicked out of London.
Beset by problems on the ground from all sides, perhaps it's logical that Uber are now looking to the skies instead. This week, the company formalised an agreement with NASA to co-develop a flying taxi service, UberAir.
Uber says that the service could reduce journeys that may have taken eighty minutes by car to four minutes by air. It aims to trial the flying c...Read full story