Uber has a strict policy prohibiting all employees at every level from accessing a rider or driver's data.
The FTC said Uber didn't take enough steps to secure data, such. The company has agreed to the settlement, including a requirement to undergo a third-party audit every two years for the next 20 years, ensuring it is following the new measures. If it violates the settlement, Uber may face fines of up to $US40,654 ($51,760) per violation.
Not covered by the FTC investigation was Uber's use of the software tool "Greyball" to avoid enforcement of local taxi laws, to which it admitted in March. "This case shows that even if you're a fast-growing company, you can't leave consumers behind: You must honor your privacy and security promises", she said.
This is the second Uber-FTC settlement of 2017.
The FTC also alleged that Uber failed to provide reasonable security for its drivers' and users' sensitive data - including names, driver's license numbers, bank account details and Social Security numbers - resulting in a data breach that affected more than 100,000 drivers.
Uber said the allegations date to 2014, and before the government complaint, it had already put safeguards in place to protect data.
"Uber did not take reasonable, low-priced measures that could have helped the company prevent the breach", the commission said, noting that it did not require engineers and programmers to use distinct access keys to access personal information stored in the cloud.
Uber noted that the issues covered in the FTC investigation occurred years ago, and in 2015 the company hired its first chief security officer and "now employ hundreds of trained professionals dedicated to protecting user information". Uber will continue to work with the FTC to make sure its programs "protect user privacy and personal information", the spokesperson said.
Andrew Auernheimer, a contributor of the Daily Stormer , said the hacking story was a "prank", according to the Washington Post . What appears more likely is that the post is an attempt to deflect from the fact that GoDaddy is dropping the Daily Stormer .
If an investigation begins, the US government could seek remedies either through the World Trade Organization or outside of it. North Korea was ranked 18th among China's foreign iron ore suppliers last year, although volumes have jumped this year.
If the company buys shares from Benchmark or another existing investor, it could further shake up the shareholder dynamic. Benchmark Capital said Uber must find a new CEO, but Kalanick has delayed this process.
Miami waived injured wide receivers Francis Owusu , Jordan Westerkamp and offensive lineman Kwayde Miller was released. Starting right tackle Ja'Wuan James is nursing a shoulder injury that he'll likely have to play with all season.
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