Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google?

Travis Kalanick, the chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., says he needs leadership help. He recently dispatched former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate sexual harassment claims against the company. His security team is reviewing a practice known as “Greyballing.” And he’s no longer going to any more meetings with President Trump. These damage-control initiatives—in response, respectively, to […]

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Uber Hires Hackers to Secure Its Vehicles

They’ll work in the company’s self-driving car and robotics research lab Remember those hackers who remotely took over a Jeep Cherokee from miles away last month? Uber just hired them. Computer security engineers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek will work in Uber’s Pittsburgh offices, home to the company’s self-driving car and robotics research lab, the New York Times reports. They’ll […]

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Prosecutors: Uber Hired Drivers With Criminal Records

Prosecutors say Uber has knowingly continued to mislead consumers about the thoroughness of its screening methods Uber hired 25 drivers in Los Angeles and San Francisco with criminal records ranging from property crimes, sex offenses and murder, prosecutors said on Wednesday. “We are learning increasingly that a lot of the information that Uber has been presenting the consumer has been […]

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Why the Obamacare Decision Is Great for Uber

The gig economy should be celebrating this week Uber may have publicly praised Supreme Court’s Friday decision clearing the way for nationwide same-sex marriage, but a decision that came a day earlier promises a bigger impact on the ride-hailing company. The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a decision preserving federal tax credits tied to the Affordable Care Act, also known […]

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Why the Disabled are Suing Uber and Lyft

The ride-sharing services are being sued for allegedly denying service to passengers with wheelchairs and guide dogs. Ride hailing services Uber and Lyft are on the same side for once: They both deny accusations they discriminate against disabled passengers. The two companies are named as defendants in a smattering lawsuits from California to Texas alleging they violated the Americans with […]

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