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Uber Pledges to Review Greyball Use and Prohibit Targeting Regulators

Why it matters to you Uber allegedly skirting law enforcement is another troubling issue for a company that has seen its share of legal trouble. U.S. city and international authorities allege Uber has been systematically using a software tool called “Greyball” to elude law enforcement in areas where the ride-sharing service …

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Uber Pledges to Review Greyball Use and Prohibit Targeting Regulators

Why it matters to you Uber allegedly skirting law enforcement is another troubling issue for a company that has seen its share of legal trouble. U.S. city and international authorities allege Uber has been systematically using a software tool called “Greyball” to elude law enforcement in areas where the ride-sharing service …

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Lyft Rolls Into 50 More U.S. Cities To Take The Fight To Uber

Why it matters to you An increase in competition will lead to more options and hopefully to an improved service, whichever one you choose. Lyft has just embarked on the biggest one-day expansion of its ride-sharing service, rolling into more than 50 additional cities across the U.S. The major multi-city …

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Uber Wants its Beacon to Guide Passengers to Their Rides

Uber is making it easy to spot a ride with a hardware accessory called Beacon, a light fixture drivers can add in their car to signal passengers. Beacon is a Bluetooth-enabled circular LED display that’s shaped like the Uber logo. Drivers are meant to place it on the inside of their windshields, …

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Uber Accused of Security Vulnerabilities and Abuses

Folks who are wary of Uber because of its surveillance practices might have reason to be that way, since the company’s former forensic investigator alleged in a lawsuit that Uber uses its tracking system to keep tabs on “high-profile politicians, celebrities, and even personal acquaintances,” reports the Center for Investigative Reporting. Uber stirred up some controversy with …

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