Ride-hailing service Uber has launched a new safety feature for riders and drivers to alert the operator in an emergency event when making a telephone call was not possible.
The step has been taken to ensure the safety and security of the riders.
SAN FRANCISCO: Uber said Tuesday hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year. "None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it," said a statement from chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over at the ridesharing giant in August. Two members of the Uber information security team who "led the response" that included not alerting users that their data was breached were let go from the San Francisco-based company effective…
Uber agreed to implement new data protection measures to settle complaints that it failed to prevent improper snooping on driver and customer information, officials said Tuesday. The ridesharing giant had faced complaints that it allowed some employees to use the "God view" to monitor customer movements that could allow Uber managers to keep tabs on journalists investigating the ridesharing giant. A separate complaint said that Uber had also failed to prevent a data breach that allowed hackers to gain access to…