Uber Is Great Until It Leaves You Out in the Cold


Uber works great — until it stops working, leaving your kid walking home alone on a cold and rainy winter night. Wireless technology opens up new avenues for innovation and excitement, with companies like Uber and Lyft. Most of the time, their technologies work just fine, but don’t let your guard down. Prepare for the moment when something goes wrong, because eventually something always goes wrong. That’s one key mistake many people make. You should always have a backup plan ready to go, because something always can go wrong.

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Uber hacked and surveilled rivals, alleges ex-manager in letter

In June 2016, Uber Technologies Inc. contractors trained by the Central Intelligence Agency allegedly spied on another firm’s executives and sent live video to then-Chief Executive Travis Kalanick in the company’s “War Room.”

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Uber paid hacker $100G to keep data breach last year a secret

A 20-year-old Florida man, responsible for the data breach at Uber last year, was paid $100,000 to destroy the information through a “bug bounty” program, Reuters reported.

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Former Google and Uber engineer is developing an AI 'god'

The concept of an AI ‘god’ may seem outlandish, but a former Google and Uber engineer is touting the idea of a high-tech ‘deity’ as a way to improve society.

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Uber is getting rid of a creepy tracking feature in its app

As Uber looks to mend its reputation with consumers, it is getting rid of a feature embedded in its app that allows it to track riders after they have left the ride.

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What Will Rise From Uber's Ashes?


There has been quite a bit of churn in the waters around Uber during the last few years. Now that founder Travis Kalanick is no longer CEO, what does the future look like for the company, workers, drivers, investors and customers? Will Uber continue to grow and lead, or has it seen its best days? Most people connected to the company probably would say the same thing: They want calm but rapid growth. There is now a good possibility for growth if they get the right CEO and right strategy. However, Uber has been like two different companies in recent years.

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Uber driver caught by passenger allegedly receiving sex act from lady friend

Uber has reportedly suspended a driver after a customer claimed the man was engaged in sex acts with a woman during the “dangerous and inappropriate” trip.

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Miami police officer fines Uber driver for violating ordinance requiring ability to speak English

An Uber driver in Florida was fined for violating a county ordinance that requires ride-sharing drivers to be “able to communicate in the English language.”

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Chastened Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence to Work on Self-Improvement


Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick said he will take a leave of absence, as a company review led by Eric Holder was made public. The review sketches out a plan to make radical changes to diversify Uber in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination. Kalanick accepted responsibility for widespread company problems that led to the investigation. “For the last eight years my life has always been about Uber,” he wrote in a letter to employees. “Recent events have brought home for me that people are more important than work.”

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Uber Ousts Top Deputy as Fate of CEO Kalanick Hangs in Balance


Uber has lost its second-most-important executive in a shakeup stemming from an internal investigation into sexual harassment charges. The changes at the top reportedly could include the temporary loss of Uber’s founder and chief executive, Travis Kalanick. Emil Michael — who served as the company’s senior vice president of business and a key lieutenant to Kalanick — is out. Former AG Eric Holder reportedly has presented findings of his investigation into corporate culture at the firm, following reports of widespread sexual harassment.

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Uber Boss Practices Brinksmanship With Apple


Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has a reputation of playing fast and loose with rules, but it appears that a maneuver his company performed on iPhones took his ride-hailing outfit to the brink of ruin a couple of years ago. When Apple discovered Uber was planting code on iPhones that persisted on the devices even after the ride-hailing app was removed, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned Kalanick in a face-to-face meeting to stop the practice or the Uber app would be kicked out of Apple’s App store, according to a report.

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