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Uber agrees to expand FTC settlement to include 2016 breach

The Uber ride sharing application is seen running on an iPhone in this photo illustration taken on 28 August, 2017. Photo: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Uber has agreed to expand a proposed settlement with the FTC to include a 2016 breach that it didn't disclose until after it settled last summer over its privacy and security practices.

Backstory: In November, Uber disclosed that a year prior, hackers had accessed the account information of millions of customers—something it had concealed because it had convinced the hackers to delete the data in exchange for $100,000 as part of its bounty program.