Nov 28, 2017

Chicago sues Uber over data breach

The data breach is Uber's latest regulatory problem. Photo: Eric Gay / AP

Chicago and Illinois' Cook County are suing Uber over the 2016 data breach that implicated 57 million driver and passenger accounts and the company's decision not to publicly disclose it until this month, per the Chicago Sun-Times. The paper notes that the city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, is the brother of an Uber investor and is seen as having been favorable to the ride-hailing company in the past.

Why it matters: State, local and federal officials aren't happy about the breach, with attorneys general around the country investigating the issue and members of Congress writing to the company about the hack on Monday.

What they're saying: "We take this matter very seriously and we are happy to answer any questions regulators may have," said an Uber spokesperson in a statement.

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In photos: India welcomes president with massive "Namaste Trump" rally

First Lady Melania Trump, President Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the "Namaste Trump" rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on Monday. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump told a massive crowd at a rally in Ahmedabad, northwest India, Monday he hopes to reach a trade deal with his ""true friend" Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day visit to the country "except he's a very tough negotiator."

Why it matters: The countries are forging deeper ties, particularly in the military dimension, as India’s location, size and economic growth making it the "obvious counterweight to China" for American policymakers, per Axios' Dave Lawler and Zachary Basu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonstrated the importance of the visit with a "Namaste Trump Rally" at a packed 110,000-capacity Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad — the world's largest cricket venue.

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Coronavirus spreads to more countries as cases in South Korea surge

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

Afghanistan, Kuwait and Bahrain each reported their first cases of the novel coronavirus, Al Jazeera first reported, as infections in South Korea, Italy and mainland China continued to increase on Monday.

The big picture: As South Korea and Italy stepped up emergency measures in efforts to thwart the spread of the virus, World Health Organization officials expressed concern about infections with no clear link to China. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,619 people and infected almost 80,000 others, with all but 27 deaths occurring in mainland China.

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Sanders reveals free childcare plan for preschoolers

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