Items tagged with ridesharing

Uber suffered a data breach back in October 2016 that affected tens of millions of people, and it is just now letting the public know about it, as 2018 rolls into view. This latest incident is yet another black eye for a company that has been beat up in the media over questionable decision making in the past, such as... Read more...
Controversy is attracted to Uber like flies on you-know-what. The latest evidence of this is a situation in London where Uber will not be allowed to operate after September 30, 2017. In a somewhat unusual move, Transport for London (TfL) said it informed Uber that it has been denied a private hire operator license... Read more...
Following months of turmoil, Travis Kalanick has decided to resign as the chief executive officer of Uber, the popular ride-hailing startup he co-founded in 2009 en route to disrupting public transportation as it existed before then. His resignation follows an announcement last week that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence after Read more...
Some users have noticed that Uber's mobile app continues to track a user's location after a ride is completed. In some cases, the location tracking stays active for days or even weeks after the last completed ride. Is Uber spying on users who hail rides from the popular ridesharing service? Uber says no and instead... Read more...
Certain things should go without saying. Should. Unfortunately, common sense takes a backseat etiquette these days, so ridesharing service Uber felt compelled to add some common sense restrictions to its "Community Guidelines." Breaking any of them could result in being banned from hailing rides from Uber... Read more...
Just days after launching its ride-sharing service in Portland, OR, Uber Technologies is facing a lawsuit from the city. The city is wasting no time in its efforts to stop Uber’s Portland operations; Transportation Director Leah issued a cease and desist order to Uber on Monday. The cease and desist order has a... Read more...
Rideshare services Lyft and Uber (“hipster taxis”, a friend calls them) are facing some backlash over their business model of peer-to-peer ridesharing, particularly in the state of Virginia. The Virginia DMV has made it clear that this ridesharing paradigm is against current law. There’s a provision... Read more...