Pentagon UFO program revealed, Uber hit with spying claimsToday's biggest news includes a look inside the Pentagon's UFO program, claims of "illegal" wire-tapping at Uber and Mozilla's mea culpa.
This is CNET, and here are the stories that matter right now. The US government spent $22 million on a secret Pentagon program to investigate UFOs according to the New York Times. The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was set up in 2007 largely at the request of former Democratic Senator Harry Reid of Nevada. While it was defunded in 2012, the Times reports the program is still in existence. Tweeting over the weekend, the former senator said there was plenty of evidence to support asking questions about UFOs. The inner workings of Uber are in the spotlight after an explosive letter from a former employee was made public on Friday. A spokesperson for Uber said the company has not substantiated the claims, but that Uber is committed to competing honestly and fairly. [MUSIC] And finally, Mozilla has issued a mea culpa after covertly installing an extension on its Firefox browser to promote the TV show Mr. Robot. Mozilla remotely installed the Looking Glass extension onto users machines last week but received a swift backlash. In a statement, the company said while it always has the best intentions, not everything that we try works as we want. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play stores.