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September 27, 2018

IN THE NEWS: CONGRESS - CONSUMER DATA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Everybody seems to agree: people should have some protection against the use of the personal data they have to give up to buy, sell or surf online. But who should provide that protection? That’s where it gets a little murky. Congress is looking into whether it should set national rules about the use of consumer data gleaned online. Both the internet industry and policymakers are leaning toward having the government bring a light touch when it comes to regulation. But some states are considering much stronger privacy protections on their own, even as some European nations have already done. That won’t sit well with internet companies, who don’t want to have to navigate through a quilt of rules in different jurisdictions.

IN THE NEWS: APPLE-1 SELLS AT AUCTION

BOSTON (AP) — A computer built in the 1970s that helped launch the personal computer age has sold at auction. A fully-functioning Apple-1 was sold off at a live auction Tuesday for $375,000. The auction company that sold the computer says the winning bid comes from a U.S.-based businessman who wishes to remain anonymous. The computer is one of 60 or so remaining of the original 200 designed and built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976 and 1977, and one of 16 that still works. It sold back then for less than $700. Meanwhile, Apple recently became the world’s first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion.

ON THE WEB: UBER - DATA SECURITY

CYBERSPACE (AP) — Uber has agreed to pay $148 million and take steps to tighten data security, after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information. The settlement has been announced by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan — and covers Uber and all 50 states — as well as the District of Columbia. Uber learned in November, 2016 that hackers had accessed the personal data — including driver’s license information — for roughly 600,000 Uber drivers in the U.S. Then, Uber paid $100,000 in ransom for the stolen data to be destroyed. The states sued Uber, saying the company violated laws requiring it to promptly notify people affected by the breach.

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030454-v-343:44-(Warren Levinson, AP correspondent)-“I’m Warren Levinson”-Uber agrees to $148M settlement with states over data breach (26 Sep 2018)

<<CUT *030454 (09/26/18)££ 343:44 “I’m Warren Levinson”

030468-a-162:24-(Lisa Madigan, Illinois attorney general, in AP interview)-“enforce our laws”-Uber agrees to $148M settlement with states over data breach (26 Sep 2018)

<<CUT *030468 (09/26/18)££ 162:24 “enforce our laws”

030469-a-142:56-(Lisa Madigan, Illinois attorney general, in AP interview)-“around their data”-Uber agrees to $148M settlement with states over data breach (26 Sep 2018)

<<CUT *030469 (09/26/18)££ 142:56 “around their data”

030505-a-181:44-(Xavier Becerra (hahv-YEHR’ beh-SEH’-rah), California attorney general)-“the hackers’ silence”-Uber agrees to $148M settlement with states over data breach (26 Sep 2018)

<<CUT *030505 (09/26/18)££ 181:44 “the hackers’ silence”

030506-a-181:92-(Xavier Becerra (hahv-YEHR’ beh-SEH’-rah), California attorney general)-“development and design”-Uber agrees to $148M settlement with states over data breach (26 Sep 2018)

<<CUT *030506 (09/26/18)££ 181:92 “development and design”

030504-a-163:92-(Xavier Becerra (hahv-YEHR’ beh-SEH’-rah), California attorney general)-“by this breach”-Uber agrees to $148M settlement with states over data breach (26 Sep 2018)

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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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