Uber concealed huge data breach

 

 

Uber concealed a hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers, the company has confirmed.

The 2016 breach was hidden by the ride-sharing firm which paid hackers $100,000 (£75,000) to delete the data.

The company’s former chief executive Travis Kalanick knew about the breach over a year ago, according to Bloomberg, which first broke the news.

The hackers found 57 million names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers, Uber said.

Within that number, 600,000 drivers had their names and license details exposed.A resource page for those affected has been set up.

Drivers have been offered free credit monitoring protection, but per Uber’s statement, affected customers will not be given the same.Read here for more information

 

Posted by Anthony Vierra

 

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Giving Tuesday Facebook Event and the Homeless Period Project

Students of MJC Poverty Project have partnered with the BSU and have founded a west coast chapter of The Homeless Period Project. Many women who are homeless or live in poverty struggle with buying feminine hygiene products each month. Some are forced to choose between food or menstruation products for one week out of the month. The Homeless Period Project’s mission is to provide sanitary products to women and girls and also strive to educate, bring awareness to and end the stigma of menstruation in our society.

On Tuesday November 28, Facebook is hosting a #GivingTuesday where many non-profit organizations will receive 100% of the proceeds donated to them. You can go to Giving Tuesday website and donate to The Homeless Period Project. Please help us spread awareness about this great need and help us raise funds to create care packages for women in need.

 

-Blog by: Dominique N.

High-speed chase, standoff ends hours later in Ceres

http://www.kcra.com/article/high-speed-chase-standoff-ends-hours-later-in-ceres/13785903

A man was taken into custody custody and his passenger was safe after a high-speed pursuit ended Thursday morning in Ceres after the driver took off from Galt, law enforcement officials said. During the pursuit, officers learned the driver was armed with a handgun, which was later found in the vehicle, according to investigators. The driver got off Highway 99 at Hatch Road in Ceres and finally stopped not far from the freeway.Officers surrounded the car and called in the SWAT team to help negotiate with the driver.

With time on their side, officers communicated with the driver, asking him to get out of the car and release the woman, fearing she was a hostage.

When officers lost communication about 4 a.m. with the couple via a cellphone, a Stanislaus County sheriff’s officer fired pepper spray balls into the car, forcing both people out of the car, and they were detained without incident.

The woman later told police she stayed in the car on her own will, out of fear the man she was with would be hurt by police if she exited, according to officers.

The man was wanted on at least two outstanding warrants and now faces at least a felony charge of evading a police officer, officials said. The woman was not arrested and will not be charged, according to officers.

Published by – Jorge C

Second Chance Village is creating a homeless community

Please review the site below. It is a site created for homeless people to reach out and tell their story with hopes of someone reaching out to them with help or resources. Also, anyone who can help can respond to those in need.

Please scroll down to the bottom to read their stories.

This page is seen nationwide by many people. Please put your city and state in the comments so people can know where you are from and how people can help you.

thehomelesscharity

Blogged by: Elisha Rendon

When food is used as a weapon “We’re on the brink of famine. If we don’t receive the monies that we need in the next few months, I would say 125,000 little girls and boys will die.”

How Yemen’s civil war has brought 7 million people, many of them children, to the brink of starvation This month Saudi Arabia tightened a stranglehold on the neighboring country of Yemen and 7 million people face starvation. The Saudi blockade is an escalation in Yemen’s civil war. The United Nations says the war has now become a “man-made catastrophe.” You’ve seen very little of this because the Saudis prevent reporters from reaching the war zone. Recently, we were ordered off a ship headed to Yemen. Days later the Saudis gave us permission to fly there but, after our equipment was loaded and our boarding passes issued, the Saudis closed the airspace so the plane couldn’t take off. Even so, we have managed to get pictures out of Yemen to show you what the Saudi government does not want you to see. This will be hard to watch, but 27 million people in Yemen pray you will not turn away.

How can Trump, deal with Saudi Arabia, knowing what is happen in Yemen.

Blog by Emile L.  Morgan

7 Ways to Prevent Child Abuse (Nov. 20, 2017)

The burden of prevention has been resting for years on the smallest shoulders in our society: the children who are most vulnerable, least powerful, and least likely to be able to protect themselves from a powerful adult. This is especially true when considering that the majority of sexual abuse (93%) happens at the hands of an adult well known to the child. When children are abused by adults they are also confused by the fact that this person is supposed to be a protector, a caretaker, and worthy of trust simply by being an adult (after all, we also teach children to obey adults, which can be very confusing). Child abusers are very often “experts” at emotional manipulation of children, gaining their trust well in advance of the actual abuse

STEP 1: “Learn the facts and understand the risks. Realities – not trust – should influence your decisions regarding your child.”

STEP 2: Minimize Opportunity – “If you eliminate or reduce one-adult/one-child situations, you will dramatically lower the risk of sexual abuse for your child.”

STEP 3: Talk About It – Children often keep abuse a secret, but barriers can be broken down by talking openly about it.

STEP 4: Stay Alert – Don’t expect obvious signs when a child is being sexually abused. Signs are often there but you have to spot them.

STEP 5: Make a Plan – Learn where to go, who to call, and how to react.

STEP 6: Act on Suspicions. A child’s well-being may depend on it.

STEP 7: Get involved. Volunteer and financially support organizations that fight the tragedy of abuse:

Read to learn more: Preventing Child Abuse  

Blog by: Andrea Flores

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