Happy Wednesday! In the news: Ashley Madison user info reportedly posted online, a former UberX driver plans to sue the company, and a memorably terrible trip to Centreville.
Toronto-based dating site Ashley Madison, which helps facilitate cheating for married partners, has reportedly had hacked customer information posted online. The names, many of which are posted with credit card information, are posted on the Deep Web, which requires a special browser to access the information. Ashley Madison said in a statement on Tuesday that they “are actively monitoring and investigating this situation to determine the validity of any information posted online and will continue to devote significant resources to this effort.”
A former UberX driver intends to sue the company, claiming he was unaware his car insurance would be inadequate in the event of an accident. A major accident on Queen Street East in June reportedly left Tawfiq Alam injured, without a car, and in debt. But the insurance company denied his claim, as he did not change his coverage to reflect the fact that he was now an UberX driver. Alam believed Uber would help out, but the company did not. Alam will seek $1 million in damages and lost income from his prospective lawsuit.
For one Toronto family, a trip to Centreville was made memorable for the wrong reasons. According to his mother and father, their 4-year-old son with spina bifida wanted to ride the bumper cars, but an amusement park attendant insisted he stand to see if he was tall enough for the ride. Because of his disability, the boy is unable to stand, and the parents say they rejected the suggestion to dangle him from his armpits. The company that operates the amusement park told the Star that they must meet safety requirements, and the attendant said that the son’s disability was not noticeable. The company offered the family a free trip to the amusement park; they said they do not plan to accept the offer.