Uber and Waymo Settle Lawsuit, Government Passes Spending Bill

February 9, 2018
Updated 3mo ago

Uber settled its headline-grabbing lawsuit with Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo. The ride-hailing giant will pay its competitor $245 million to bring the legal drama to an end. Waymo accused Uber of stealing trade secrets related to driverless technology.

The second government shutdown in less than a month is over. 73 House Democrats voted in favor of the massive spending bill while 67 Republicans voted against it. The bill includes almost $90 billion for disaster relief.

Call it a holy hacking! The Vatican's news website was breached by a Belgian hacker who said he was proving a point about the importance of cybersecurity. The hacker changed the headline of an article to "Pope Francis Declares the Lord Is an Onion."