Equifax finally responds to swirling concerns over consumers’ legal rights – Washington Post

Update: Equifax issued a statement Friday evening. “In response to consumer inquiries, we have made it clear that the arbitration clause and class action waiver included in the Equifax and TrustedID Premier terms of use does not apply to this cybersecurity incident,” the company said. Sharp-eyed social media users have combed through the Equifax data […]

Hurricane Irma: Hotels crammed with evacuees, ships ferry the stranded out of harm’s way – Sun Sentinel

There was no room at the inn Saturday as many South Florida hotels were filled to capacity with local Hurricane Irma evacuees and tourists who failed to secure transportation out of town. Select cruise ships slated to sail regular trips from South Florida this weekend, departed earlier instead jam-packed with stranded passengers to ferry them […]

Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million in the US – New York Times

Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million in the US – New York Times

In addition to the other material, hackers were also able to retrieve names, birth dates and addresses. Credit card numbers for 209,000 consumers were stolen, while documents with personal information used in disputes for 182,000 people were also taken. Other cyberattacks, such as the two breaches that Yahoo announced in 2016, have eclipsed the penetration […]

Feds probe Uber’s tracking of Lyft drivers – Los Angeles Times

The Justice Department is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, according to two people familiar with the probe. The FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in New York’s Southern District want to know if use of the […]

EQUIFAX: Hackers may have the personal details of 143 million US customers – Business Insider

EQUIFAX: Hackers may have the personal details of 143 million US customers – Business Insider

Equifax sharesMarkets Insider Equifax said personal details of up to 143 million U.S. consumers were potentially accessed by hackers between mid-May and July. Its shares fell 6% following the disclosure.  The company said criminals had accessed details including names and social security numbers. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 people, and certain documents for another 182,000 […]

Fed’s Fischer resigns, leaving Trump earlier chance to shape central bank – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, a veteran central banker who helped set the course for modern monetary policy, said on Wednesday he will step down from his position in mid-October, potentially accelerating President Donald Trump’s opportunity to reshape the direction of the central bank. In a letter to Trump, Fischer, […]

Free Netflix Coming for T-Mobile Unlimited Family Plan Subscribers – Fortune

The video bundle may be fading for cable TV subscribers, but it’s becoming a thing for mobile phone plans. On Wednesday, T-Mobile said it was giving all family plan subscribers on its unlimited data plans free Netflix service. The move, which follows AT&T’s HBO giveaway in April, could help T-Mobile retain more of the lucrative […]