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FTC tightens reins around Uber following 2016 breach

13 April 2018, 01:33 | Kristen Gross

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Under the new terms, Uber is now required to submit every audit report of its privacy program to the FTC, as opposed to only submitting the initial audit report.

Uber drivers called off strike.

Yet, with less an emphasis on product news and more talk about what Uber is doing to change (and better) itself going forward, the real goal of the morning show interview was clearly meant to reassure shareholders and customers that it has a stable leader at the wheel of company.

But in heralding the company's partnership with the city, Khosrowshahi also used the opportunity to subtly criticise Bowser's proposal to tax ride-hail companies, including Uber, to raise money for the city's share of the Metro funding package.

Therefore, it seems that Uber is hot and happening, bouncing back from debates to the mainstream productive scenarios on the transportation industry. "The strengthened provisions of the expanded settlement are created to ensure that Uber does not engage in similar misconduct in the future".

Wheels on demand: The new moves are a pretty clear signal that Uber wants to make auto ownership a thing of the past, and have its app be a one-stop-shop alternative. "We are about mobility - making mobility available to everyone, everywhere", Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said at a forum on Wednesday in Washington.

Earlier this week, Uber acquired dockless bike-sharing company Jump.

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"We're going beyond cars".

Uber Rent: In a deal with an online car-sharing service, Uber users will now have the opportunity to rent cars from private auto owners. They are collaborating with the well-recognized London-based mobile ticketing company Masabi.

Masabi public transportation ticketing: Using the Uber app, public transport riders will be able to buy and use bus and rail tickets.

Khosrowshahi said the Uber app would start including locations for electric bikes from its newly acquired bike-sharing group Jump, which now operates in Washington and San Francisco. Uber said that it is committed to providing further links to public transit.

Masabi's Justride SDK will power Uber's ticketing option. GetAround installs electronic locks in the vehicles, so that renters can access the cars with their smartphones.

In the revised complaint issued today, the FTC alleges that Uber learned in November 2016 that intruders had again accessed consumer data the company stored on its third-party cloud provider's servers by using an access key an Uber engineer had posted on a code-sharing website.

The company also said it was expanding its Uber Movement traffic data site to include 12 new cities globally. Getaround now operates in a handful of large cities, including Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston and Portland.



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