Uber revises privacy policy, wants more data from users

  

Uber Technologies is revising its privacy policy to allow it to access a rider’s location when its smartphone app is running in the background, and to send special offers to users’ friends and family. Users will be in control in either case, and will be able to choose whether to share that data with the
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How did my dad’s Uber account get hacked?

  

“Bilaal, your Uber is arriving now,” my dad was told. My dad’s name is Ed. And he hadn’t requested an Uber car. He’s not alone. The US website Motherboard reported two months ago that “thousands” of Uber account details were available to buy for as little as $1 each on the anonymous “dark web”. Outraged
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Uber, Lyft Push Back Against Proposed NYC Regulations

  

Uber and Lyft are pushing back against a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services. The proposal before the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission would require car services that riders can book with their smartphones to comply with many of the rules that govern the yellow cabs with which they compete. The proposed
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Why You Will Not Make Any Money As An Uber Driver

  

  It seems like these days everyone wants to be their own boss. The Internet age has made working from your computer, or even working from your phone possible for a growing legion of independent contractors, small business owners, and other workers. The sharing economy, which Investopedia defines as, “an economic” model in which individuals are able
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Uber ordered to discontinue Pop service in Italy

  

  A judge in Milan has shut the door on Uber’s ride-sharing business in Italy, dealing a major blow to the $41bn (£26.6bn) US company’s ambitions in Europe. Tuesday’s ruling that Uber’s Pop service creates “unfair competition” effectively holds the private company to the same standard as a public taxi service. UberPop, similar to UberX in the UK, allows
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Scaling Customer Experience In The Sharing Economy

  

  I take UberX to the train station for work. I bought my wedding veil off of Etsy. I hired a TaskRabbit to paint our walls. I’ve stayed in AirBNBs in Prague. I get my groceries delivered by Instacart . I’ve had our laundry done by Washio. My husband and I both work full time. We’ll gladly pay
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