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Last month, it came out that a 20-year-old hacker breached Uber's system in 2016 and accessed the information of about 57 million people, including some 600,000 of its drivers in the United States.Rather than admit to the security flaw, Uber quietly paid the culprit $100,000 to destroy the data, in the hope that the victims – and, perhaps more important to Uber, the company's investors – would never find out.At Fox News, leading personalities – from commentator Bill O'Reilly to the company's chair, Roger Ailes – were long-protected by the network's parent company, Twenty-First Century Fox, in the face of allegations of sexual harassment. Not only did Twenty-First Century Fox help to keep quiet a $32 million settlement reached in January between O'Reilly and a frequent guest on his show (at least the fifth such settlement over O'Reilly's behavior); the company offered its star a highly lucrative new contract soon after.The company followed essentially the same script with regard to Ailes during his 20-year tenure.In 2018, the Trump administration – and companies like Uber and Twenty-First Century Fox – will ignore it at their peril.
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