Uber

Federal prosecutors have charged Uber's former chief security officer with covering up a massive 2016 data breach by arranging a $100,000 payoff to the hackers responsible for the attack. The personal data of 57 million Uber passengers and drivers was stolen in the hack.

How safe is your Uber ride? That question has dogged the company for years, as it has faced complaints from passengers and drivers alleging they have been sexually assaulted in an Uber.

Now Uber is revealing the scale of those complaints for the first time.

The company received 5,981 allegations of serious sexual assault in the U.S. over two years, according to a new report covering 2017 and 2018. The claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape.

Updated at 11:06 p.m. ET

Ahead of Uber's initial public offering, drivers for Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies went on strike Wednesday, turning off the apps as they flex their collective muscles to say: What about us?

Drivers in 10 cities across the country took action Wednesday to draw attention to what they say are decreasing wages for drivers and a distressing lack of job security — and some are calling on passengers to temporarily boycott the ride-hailing services, too.

Driverless beer delivery sets Guinness World Record

Jun 30, 2017
Otto/Anheuser-Busch

That self-driving truck that delivered beer down I-25 in Colorado a few months ago? It set a Guinness World Record.

As The Denver Post reports, in October, a self-driving truck from tech company Otto hauled 51,744 cans of Budweiser beer from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 132-mile road trip set a Guinness World Record for the “Longest continuous journey by a driverless and autonomous lorry,” which in non-British English means tractor-trailer.

Reuters

In a time when technology so often seems to be tearing us apart, sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of how the internet can bring us together. The ride-sharing services known as Lyft and Uber recently left Austin in protest of strict local regulations about who could drive for the companies.

Kansas Lawmakers Say They've Reached Uber Compromise

May 15, 2015

Kansas lawmakers say they've reach a compromise that will bring the ride-hailing service Uber back to the state.

Uber Halts Kansas Service Because of Veto Override

May 6, 2015

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback vetoes bill requiring new insurance mandates and background checks for drivers of the ride service Uber.

Tesla Motors

Getting legislative permission to do business: an analysis
Sometimes innovation in new technologies or new ways of doing business runs into hurdles in the form of regulation, and that's no exception in Texas, as the Texas Tribune reports.