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Elon Musk, Joe Biden & Many More Hacked in Massive Twitter Security Breach

Joe Biden and Elon Musk are among some of the many Twitter accounts that were hacked on Wednesday afternoon (July 15).

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Kanye West, and the official accounts for Apple, Uber and were hacked to promote a Bitcoin scam, Buzzfeed News confirmed.

Here’s more about the scam: “Since at least the start of 2018, scammers have created fake accounts mimicking Musk, President Donald Trump, and other celebrities to lure in unsuspecting individuals to send bitcoin or other forms of cryptocurrency with the promise that they’d have their money doubled or tripled in return.”

A rep for Twitter told the organization that the issue is being “looked into.”

Wiz Khalifa, Jeff Bezos and Mike Bloomberg were also affected, among others.

This time, the unknown hacker gained access to the stars’ real accounts, as opposed to creating fake accounts.

Unfortunately, it seems some already fell for the scam: “The bitcoin wallet address associated with the scam showed transactions on Wednesday afternoon suggesting more than $60,000 worth of the cryptocurrency had been deposited in the wallet. It’s unclear if that money was from actual unsuspecting individuals or from the scammer themselves,” Buzzfeed adds.

Here’s what’s going on with Kanye‘s presidential run.

Uber to Begin Audio Recording Rides as Safety Measure

Uber is making a big change for rider safety.

According to the Washington Post, riders will be able to “opt in to activate an audio recording on any trip or all trips.” The rider can choose to audio record the ride, and submit the audio afterwards to Uber.

“When the trip ends, the user will be asked if everything is okay and be able to report a safety incident and submit the audio recording to Uber with a few taps,” according to an email written by an Uber executive. “The encrypted audio file is sent to Uber’s customer support agents who will use it to better understand an incident and take the appropriate action.”

“Laws in the United States around consent to being recorded can vary from state to state, but we hope to be able to make this available nationally,” the email added. “We have taken a position that whenever you are in an Uber, the feeling that we want both parties to have is ‘the lights are on.’ That leads to safer interaction on the platform.”

This isn’t the first feature Uber has recently added.

Uber's New 'Quiet' Feature Will Make Riders Very Happy

There’s a new Uber feature being introduced that riders are definitely going to appreciate!

The “Quiet Mode” feature can be used by riders who want to have a silent trip rather than make small talk with their driver.

If you take a ride in an Uber Black or Uber Black SUV ride, you can select either the “Quiet preferred” or “Happy to chat” options when requesting a car. The feature is not yet available for Uber X and pool.

“If you need to respond to emails or are in the mood for a nap, make your trip a quieter one with just one tap. If you’re in the mood to chat, that’s an option too,” the company revealed in a post on their site.

More premium features that have been added are “temperature control” and “help with luggage” options.

Uber CEO Steps Down from Trump Council, Celebs React

Travis Kalanick has decided that he will step down from President Trump‘s economic advisory council following lots of backlash that included a #DeleteUber campaign.

The Uber CEO faced criticism after the president signed an executive order banning refugees and other immigrants from seven Muslim countries.

“Earlier today I spoke briefly with the president about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community,” Kalanick said in a statement. “I also let him know that I would not be able to participate on his economic council. Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that.”

Celebs like Jaime King and Billy Eichner are speaking out with their thoughts on Kalanick‘s decision. Read below!

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Celebrities React to the #DeleteUber Campaign

Uber users are not happy with the company following their decisions during the Muslim ban protests at JFK airport on Saturday (January 28).

During the protests, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance temporarily halted service to the airport in order to stand in solidarity with the protesters.

Uber, on the other hand, decided to eliminate surge pricing at JFK, which many saw as a way to capitalize on the lack of taxi service especially due to CEO Travis Kalanick‘s connection to Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, Lyft decided to also stand in solidarity with the protesters, sharing a statement expressing their disagreement with the new immigration policy and promising to donate $1 million to the ACLU.

While Uber released a statement saying it was not their intent to break the strike, many users have been urging others to delete the app following their actions.

“#ByeUber I can not support a company that backs hate. Soooooooo #ByeBitch deleting my account and canceling yo ass for EVERYTHING YOU STAND FOR!!! #togetherwestand #wethepeople #LOVEWILLWIN,” Taraji P. Henson wrote on her Instagram.

Other celebrities including Lena Dunham, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hannah Hart have spoken out.

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