T-Mobile Breach Exposes Million+; Why Tesla Cyber Truck Looks Like Mad Max; StubHub Sells to viagogo; Uber Loses London License AgainPosted: November 25, 2019
A T-Mobile breach has exposed about 1-1/4 million customers’ data. Geekwire.com reports that the breach happened earlier this month, and includes names, addresses, phone numbers, and more. It allegedly does NOT include financial info like credit card numbers, or social security numbers or passwords. It would still be a good plan to change your password and check your credit report.
Tesla now says they have 200,000 advance orders for the Cybertruck revealed last week. According to techcrunch.com, the unique look (putting it nicely…people seem to either love or hate it) comes from the fact that it is unibody construction, not a body on frame like most trucks. The original Honda Ridgeline pickup was also unibody, and had ‘flying D pillars,’ which give it the swoopy look at the rear…although it wasn’t so pronounced in the Ridgeline. The Chevy Avalanche also used a sail pillar. The D pillars have to be that way in a unibody truck to avoid twisting when the vehicle is towing a trailer. With a frame on body truck, the frame takes up that twisting energy. Of course, being Tesla and Elon Musk, it’s possible that the design will be modified before the Cybertruck hits the streets in 2021.
EBay has rolled its ticket subsidiary StubHub to viagogo for $4.05 billion. They had bought the ticket company for $310 million back in 2007. viagogo is headed up by former StubHub co-founder Eric Baker, who had left when eBay bought the ticket vendor. When the deal is done, StubHub will be in 70 companies, and have wider inventory for fans. The deal should close in the 1st quarter of 2020.
London’s transport regulator is refusing to grant Uber a new license to operate there. Theverge.com says they have been getting extensions since 2017 when Uber originally lost their license for serious criminal offenses, medical certificates, disclosure and barring checks, and continuing to use its Greyball software the regulator claimed blocked regulatory bodies from getting full access to Uber’s app for law enforcement duties. Uber will have 21 days to appeal the decision, but can operate pending the appeal.