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Uber Technologies Inc. said an unauthorized third party accessed the company’s database last year and may have taken data on about 50,000 drivers.

The drivers were notified, and Uber has taken legal steps to try and gather information about the breach, the provider of the mobile car-booking application said in a statement Friday.

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Photo Credit: A Uber driver in Chicago, IL. Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune/MCT