Uber Wants Fleeing Customers to Know It's Hurting


Uber has been responding to recent requests to delete customer accounts with a statement that claims “everyone at Uber is deeply hurting” and “it’s everyone’s number one priority to create change in the coming months and years.” The pop-up statement, which Twitter users began circulating on Wednesday, appears to be Uber’s latest effort to stem the flow of customers from the company, which has come under fire for ignoring sexual harassment complaints detailed in a blog post published by a former engineer last weekend.

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Governments are requesting more Twitter user data than ever before

Twitter’s latest biannual transparency report shows an increase in user data requests from governments, with the U.S. demanding the most info.

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Google Transparency Report Shows Government Data Demands Rising


The number of government requests to Google for citizens’ personal data rose in the second half of 2015, according to the company’s latest Transparency Report, released Monday. The number has been trending upward for the past few years as the number of people connected to the Internet has increased. The growth also coincides with government efforts worldwide to increase surveillance over their citizens and almost-daily reports of terrorist attacks. The FBI has been fighting to expand its powers of surveillance in the U.S.

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Apple unlocked iPhone related to 2008 court case, tightened security in 2014

Article Image A report chronicling Apple’s history of handling government data requests says the company received, and willingly complied with, its first court order to help unlock an iPhone in 2008. Apple continued on that path until around 2014, when the wider tech industry began clamping down on product security in light of revelations regarding government snooping operations.

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Does Apple even have the ability to hack the iPhone like the FBI wants?

The FBI has specific requests for Apple regarding the iPhone retrieved from one of the San Bernardino shooters.

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Judge orders Apple to access iPhone belonging to San Bernadino shooter

Article Image A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered Apple to comply with FBI requests for specialized software that will allow law enforcement officials to extract data from an iPhone owned by one of the shooters involved in December’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif.

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New York State launches inquiry into Verizon, Cablevision, Time Warner

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The New York State AG has set requests to multiple ISPs to explain their pricing tiers and answer concerns about business relations and negative impacts on customer access.

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Facebook announces it is developing an empathetic 'dislike' button

After years of requests stemming from its user base of more than a billion people, Facebook will add a “dislike” button that will allow users to express empathy or sadness, rather than negativity.

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Data Requests Put Amazon Between Rock, Hard Place


Amazon’s recently released first report on government requests for information revealed that from January to May, it received 813 subpoenas and 25 search warrants.
The company fully responded and provided all the requested information sought for 542 of the subpoenas. It partially responded and provided only some of the requested information for 126 of the cases, and it did not respond with any information for 145 cases. Amazon fully responded to 13 of the search warrants, partially responded to eight, and did not respond to four.

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Pebble struggling to secure new funding in wake of Apple Watch, rumor claims

Silicon Valley venture capitalists are reportedly turning down requests from smartwatch maker Pebble for funding, leading to speculation that the company may be struggling following the launch of the Apple Watch.



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Lawyer in whistleblower case claims police deliberately attempted to infect his system with malware

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A lawyer in Arkansas alleges the Fort Smith police department fought requests for documents and the discovery process. When it finally produced some of the missing emails and documentation, it deliberately handed them out using a portable hard drive infected with multiple keyloggers and trojans.

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Samsung smartphone trade-in requests surge in wake of Apple's iPhone 6 announcements

The unveiling of Apple’s iPhone 6 handsets has unsurprisingly fueled a flood of trade-in requests from previous-generation iPhone owners lured by the new devices’ larger displays and bonus features. But they’re not the only ones preparing to make the jump — many owners of smartphones from Apple’s chief rival Samsung are also eager to upgrade their experience.



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