Motoring

Uber Patches Website Security Flaw

According to reports last Thursday, Uber has patched a security problem that compromised its sign-in service and left its subdomain vulnerable to attacks. The security flaw was reported to Uber on April 7, but they only began addressing the issue on June 6, claiming that the report fell through the cracks. Researcher and security expert Arne Swinnen said that Uber was in danger of a subdomain takeover, explaining that the problem was the SSO which was based on shared cookies. If one subdomain was compromised, the rest could be exposed. Swinnen said Uber had countermeasures to prevent it, but a […]

Newly Opened Lyft Hubs across US Gets New Drivers on the Road in a Few Hours

Ride-sharing company Lyft is investing some of its newly acquired funding to open more hubs to get drivers to get on the road as quickly as it can. Currently the company has 9 hubs in different cities and is opening a 10th in the next few months. At present, Lyft has hubs set up in Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Chicago, and newly opened ones in Atlanta and Phoenix. Lyft driver applicants can get on the road in as quick as an hour or two after passing background checks, according to Lyft’s general manager on Northern California operations, Mihir Gandhi. The […]

Uber Unaware of Waymo Data Theft Before Lawsuit According to New Filing

Uber’s response to District Judge William Alsup’s queries in the Uber v. Waymo lawsuit claims that they were not aware of any stolen proprietary information until Waymo filed a lawsuit Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc, Google’s parent company, filed a case against Uber over trade secret theft.  The issue came about when former Waymo star engineer Anthony Levandowski left the company to create an autonomous trucking company named Otto, which was then acquired by Uber. Uber said it was not aware that Levandowski downloaded any of Google’s proprietary information. Waymo disputed Uber’s account. Source: Tech Crunch

The Anti-Distracted Driving Act at a Glance

The Anti-Distracted Driving Act at a Glance

The Anti-Distracted Driving Act or R.A. No. 10913, which aims to promote the responsible use of electronic devices on the road and protect citizens from vehicular accidents, has become law on July 21, 2016. Here are five things you should know about this Act: The Act covers all kinds of land transportation vehicles, whether public or private. All motorists using hand-held mobile phones, computers and any similar electronic devices while driving, even when temporarily stopped at a red light,  are liable under the Act. Hence, sending or reading messages on a mobile device, making or receiving calls, playing electronic games, […]