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Updated: How a data breach took me for an $800 Uber ride

Hack-a-mole

Updated: How a data breach took me for an $800 Uber ride

NZ Retail and The Register deputy editor Courtney Devereux wrote a stunt journalism piece on how easy it is to be hacked in Idealog last year. In an ironic twist of events, she recently discovered she has actually has had her data breached, except this time through her Uber account to the tune of $800. Here, she explains what happened, and the problem with entrusting your confidential details to big, faceless corporations.

Uberfication

The sharing economy has infiltrated many sectors – music and video, travel and accommodation – but does the same model work when it comes to fashion? And will it take down the fast fashion industry? Elly Stang talks to the founders of two New Zealand designer rental businesses to find out.

Pitch

Last week, Uber gave Auckland entrepreneurs the chance to pitch to their business concepts to business leaders and investors. Aranui Ventures founder Robett Hollis, tells us what he learnt from being repeatedly pitched to in a Prius.