[ISN] Uber Just Poached Facebook’s Security Chief Joe Sullivan

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/facebook-security-chief-joe-sullivan-join-uber/ By JESSI HEMPEL BUSINESS Wired.com 04.02.15 JOE SULLIVAN, THE Facebook executive in charge of keeping the social network’s 1.3 billion users safe, is leaving to become Uber’s first chief security officer. The move is a major talent grab by the $40 billion car-hailing-app company, and it comes as cofounder and CEO Travis Kalanick grapples with security concerns escalating so rapidly they threaten to slow Uber’s momentum. In particular, serious accusations involving its drivers are piling up. District attorneys in both San Francisco and Los Angeles have filed lawsuits against the company, alleging its background checks aren’t adequate. In December, a woman in New Delhi, India accused an Uber driver of raping her, and the woman has since filed a lawsuit. Meanwhile, similar allegations have cropped up in cities across the United States including Chicago and Boston. In London, a woman alleged an Uber driver sexually harassed her and asked her to perform oral sex. Just two days ago, the Denver Post reported that an UberX driver had been arrested for attempting (unsuccessfully) to break into a passenger’s home after dropping her at the airport. […]




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