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Uber backup driver charged with negligent homicide in self-driving accident

A self driving Volvo vehicle, purchased by Uber, moves along the streets of Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S., December 1, 2017. Photo taken on December 1, 2017. Natalie Behring / reuters It has been more than two years since one of Uber’s autonomous SUVs struck and killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. Last year one group of …

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Safety driver in 2018 Uber crash is charged with negligent homicide

Enlarge / The Uber vehicle after it struck Elaine Herzberg. Tempe Police Department An Arizona grand jury has indicted Rafaela Vasquez, a former safety driver in Uber’s self-driving car project, for the 2018 death of pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. Prosecutors decided not to charge Uber criminally last year. The crash occurred after dark …

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Former Uber security chief faces criminal charges for hiding 2016 breach

Enlarge Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Federal prosecutors have charged former Uber security chief Joe Sullivan with obstruction of justice for hiding a 2016 data breach from Federal Trade Commission investigators. Sullivan is now the chief security officer at Cloudflare. In an emailed statement, a spokesman for Sullivan said …

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Last-minute California ruling means Uber and Lyft won’t shut down today

Enlarge Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images A California judge has granted Uber and Lyft an emergency reprieve from an order requiring them to treat their drivers as employees. The companies were facing a Thursday deadline to comply with the order. Earlier today, Lyft announced that it would be forced to shut down in the state …

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Uber CEO says his company can’t hire all of its drivers in California

PHILIP PACHECO via Getty Images Whatever the outcome of its ongoing legal spat with the state of California, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi doesn’t believe his company can employ all the people who drive for the platform in California, at least not without a fundamental rethinking of its business. “We can’t go out and hire 50,000 …

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California wins injunction against Uber, Lyft classifying drvers as contractors

Mike Blake / reuters California passed Assembly Bill 5 late last year in a bid to reclassify many gig economy workers as employees, and so far, Lyft and Uber have not done that. The state is suing them, and on Monday afternoon Judge Ethan Schulman of San Francisco Superior Court ruled in favor of granting …

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Coronavirus clobbers Uber, leading to $1.8 billion quarterly loss

Enlarge / Passengers load their luggage into their Uber cars Sydney Airport on August 05, 2020. James D. Morgan/Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic hammered Uber’s finances in the second quarter of 2020, the company announced on Thursday. Gross bookings for Uber’s core ride-hailing business plunged by 75 percent compared with a year earlier—from $12.2 billion …

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Ex-Waymo engineer Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison

Justin Sullivan via Getty Images US District Judge William Alsup has sentenced Anthony Levandowski, the former lead Waymo engineer at the heart of a trade secret legal battle between the Alphabet subsidiary and Uber, to 18 months in prison. Prosecutors sought a 27-month sentence, while Levandowski requested a one-year home confinement, telling the court that …

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The Twitter Hack Fiasco: Compromised Internal Tool, Paid Insiders, Direct Message Fears

On Wednesday, a large number of Twitter accounts were compromised and the hackers used the accounts to tweet about a bitcoin doubling scam. According to multiple reports, a Twitter employee was paid to give the hackers an internal tool that let them leverage high-profile social media accounts. It was a crazy day in the world …

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