2016 Uber Hack

Politics • European • European Union
EU Commission removes upload filters from digital package
Archive - protest against European Upload Filters in 2019
Archive - protest against European Upload Filters in 2019 Credit: unsplash.com / Markus Spiske

In a new proposal the legislators at the European Commission have removed a general filter obligation for uploaded content to digital platforms.

The original proposal would've required operators of digital communication platforms who want to continue to enjoy freedom from liability - the non-responsibility for content published by users - should proactively check for violations. This includes checking for copyright infringements or illegal content such as child pornography.

Whether and what replaces the filter obligation is currently still open.

Technology • Internet & Web
Former Uber Chief Security Office charged with concealing hack
Former Uber Chief Security Office charged with concealing hack
Credit: Uber

The former Uber's Chief Security Office was charged Thursday with attempting to conceal a 2016 hack that exposed the personal information of 57 million drivers and passangers. The executive is accused of arranging a $100,000 payoff to the hackers responsible for the attack.

David Anderson, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, announced: "Sullivan is being charged with a corporate cover-up and Sullivan is being charged with the payment of hush money to conceal something that should have been revealed."

Matt Kallman, Uber spokesman, said: "We continue to cooperate fully with the Department of Justice's investigation. Our decision in 2017 to disclose the incident was not only the right thing to do, it embodies the principles by which we are running our business today: transparency, integrity, and accountability."