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Is Your Uber Travel Data Safe? Company Faces Decades Of FTC Audits

Uber has started settling its multiple disputes with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — the government agency for consumer protection — which announced Tuesday it has agreed to 20 years of FTC privacy audits. The settlement was a result of an investigation into Uber’s doxing — publishing private information online — of journalists critical of the company. Uber was also under investigation for a God View tool which provided its employees access to user data. This was called ‘public stalking’ by high-profile users such as entrepreneur Peter Sims. The company also had…

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Web Hosting Company Boots White Supremacist Web Site

The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. “We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service,” GoDaddy posted on its official Twitter page. The Daily Stormer post in question denigrated Heather Heyer, 32, who was fatally struck…

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US Company Offers to Take Financial Risk of New MH370 Search

U.S. seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity said Friday it had offered to take the financial risk of a renewed search for the missing Malaysian airliner, as victims’ families urged the Malaysian government to agree to a private sector hunt for Flight 370’s wreckage.   Malaysia, Australia and China suspended a nearly three-year search in the southern Indian Ocean in January after scouring 120,000 square kilometers (46,000 square miles) of remote seabed and failing to find any trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.   Ocean Infinity, based in Houston, Texas, said…

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