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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.

  • The initial settlement stemmed from a similar 2014 incident in which hackers accessed the information of more than 100,000 drivers. Earlier in 2017 Uber also settled with the FTC over claims it made about how much drivers can earn.

The new settlement proposal includes additional requirements, such as that Uber submit to the FTC all required third-party audits of Uber’s privacy program instead of just the initial ones.

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Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms.

Why it matters: Because law enforcement was caught flat-footed during last week's Capitol siege, researchers and intelligence agencies are paying more attention to online threats that could turn into real-world violence.

Kids’ screen time up 50% during pandemic

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

When the coronavirus lockdowns started in March, kidstech firm SuperAwesome found that screen time was up 50%. Nearly a year later, that percentage hasn't budged, according to new figures from the firm.

Why it matters: For most parents, pre-pandemic expectations around screen time are no longer realistic. The concern now has shifted from the number of hours in front of screens to the quality of screen time.

In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.