At a presentation for would-be Uber drivers attended by BuzzFeed News, a company representative advised getting less-expensive “personal” insurance that can leave drivers uncovered and in some cases lead them to incorrectly register their cars in violation of the law.
Authored by Uber’s Head of Global Safety, Philip Cardenas, the post lays out the company’s plans to increase consumer protection in the next year.
The company’s “Marketplace” feature, which allows riders to request rides based on things like price, ETA, or type of vehicle, now lets you choose a female driver.
Uber and Lyft are fighting for the ability to operate in cities across the country. Here are some of the regulatory battles, the resulting citations, and in some cases, law suits the companies are embroiled in.
When it comes to new cities, Uber and Lyft aren’t afraid to operate illegally.
Two years after Google settled a lawsuit for the same practices — installing software on Apple products that bypass cookie blockers — PointRoll reaches a multi-state settlement, BuzzFeed News reports exclusively.
According to the filing, UberDrive is a “computer game software for mobile devices…”
The move comes days before a judge was to consider an injunction filed by the city.The ride-sharing company, meanwhile, has urged riders to sign a petition of support.
In a blog post, CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick says the growth of the company doesn’t come without “growing pains.”
Peers, an online community for sharing economy workers, announces a homeshare liability insurance program and a short-term vehicle lease program for rideshare workers whose cars are under repair.
The senator expresses concern that Lyft’s revised restrictions on access to customer data still does not clearly define which Lyft employees have access.
The new feature will be available to everyone in the next few weeks.
A BuzzFeed News report prompted Uber to investigate Josh Mohrer for accessing this reporter’s account without express permission.
“They are simply a business that is not following the rules,” says taxi boss. Uber defends the stealth move.
“Uber seems to be verging on NSA style surveillance on users and spending investors money attempting to discredit any journalist writing negative stories,” the letter reads.
A document obtained by BuzzFeed News points to taxi industry targets, not journalists. Bullet points, not bullets, a spokesperson says.
AG Eric Schneiderman, who urged the revision, applauded the change.
I went on 11 rides with 11 randomly picked Uber X drivers to see how much they’re paid and how they like driving for Uber.
In the wake of a BuzzFeed News story, the transit company is looking into the official’s tracking of a journalist’s location.