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U.S. government targets ex-contractor over NSA leaks

Edward Snowden was a system administrator with a security clearance at Booz Allen Hamilton. Now he's on the run from the world's most powerful intelligence agency.

By June 11, 2013

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Microsoft's Patch Tuesday fixes trio of 'zero-day' flaws

Monthly security update addresses two dozen vulnerabilities, including one being exploited as part of the "Sandworm" cyberattack.

By October 14, 2014

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Russian hackers tap Windows flaw to hit NATO, Ukraine

Security firm iSight says the "Sandworm" team has targeted NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and industry through a previously unrecognized Windows zero-day exploit.

By October 14, 2014

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How risky is your Uber ride? Maybe more than you think

When you agree to Uber's terms and conditions, you basically sign your life away, consumer advocates say. So then, what happens when a driver hits you on the head with a hammer, as one passenger claims?

By October 8, 2014

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Uber seen upping fee it charges new drivers in SF to 25%

Drivers for the peer-to-peer car service are increasingly being hit with pay cuts and raised costs, according to an Uber notification posted to Reddit.

By September 22, 2014

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Uber recruits military veterans to be drivers

The ride-sharing service rolls out a new initiative to "on-board 50,000 members of the military community" within the next year and a half.

By September 17, 2014

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Uber designs secret recruiting crusade -- Operation SLOG

In its competition with rival car-sharing service Lyft, Uber has a complex system in place that involves paying contractors to recruit Lyft's drivers, according to a report by The Verge.

By August 26, 2014

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Apple flagship store in San Francisco fills with protestors

Demonstrators occupy the tech giant's downtown retail shop to speak out against alleged underpaying of contract employees.

By August 28, 2014

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Despite backlash, Uber says it's rapidly expanding

As the ride-sharing service could face investigations from antitrust regulators for its shady recruiting tactics, it moves into 24 more cities.

By August 28, 2014

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Vexed in the city: The 'sharing' economy's hidden toll on San Francisco

Under the guise of "sharing," companies like Airbnb and Uber are cashing in. While they're providing services beloved by many, their impact is also causing reverberations on the ground

By August 20, 2014