Rapid City mayor responds to Uber hack, addresses Lyft concerns

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RAPID CITY, S.D. -

After the news of a data breach from ride-hailing program Uber, drivers and riders are questioning the security of Lyft. Lyft was recently approved to operate in South Dakota and already has dozens of drivers in the Rapid City area.

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender wasn't surprised by news of Uber's hacks, and he said companies like Lyft can learn from their mistakes.

“This is a system of one-uppsmanship in technology between the service provider and the thieves,” said Allender. “This is something that I think we've seen since the beginning of the internet, and so it's not real surprising.”

City officials say people should be aware of their personal information when using ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber. 

While you may have already seen or used a Lyft vehicle in the area, Rapid City’s municipal code still does not officially allow the service. Users will be able to officially start driving and riding with the services by Christmas.

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