Uber’s former official charged with attempting to cover up a massive hack

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Uber’s former chief security officer has been charged with leading an alleged attempt to cover up a 2016 hack that revealed the personal details of 57 million app users and drivers, the Department of Justice declared Thursday. Joseph Sullivan has been charged with obstruction of justice and misprision of a felony, which refers to hiding knowledge of a […]

Uber to shut down in California temporarily if new ruling not overturned

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In new court filings Wednesday, a top official of Uber Technologies Inc said the company would “almost certainly need to shut down” ride services in California for likely over a year if a judge’s groundbreaking ruling issued this week is upheld on appeal. In a new four-page declaration, Brad Rosenthal, Uber’s director of strategic operational initiatives, stated […]

Uber offers COVID-19 contact tracing help as the cases continue to rise

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Uber Technologies Inc has quietly started a service to provide public health officials quick access to data about drivers and riders presumed to have come into contact with someone infected with COVID-19, company officials said. The service, offered without any charge, could help improve the image of the ride-hailing giant, which recently started a new […]

Uber acquires public transportation software company Routematch


Uber Technologies Inc has announced the acquisition of transit software provider Routematch, marking the latest move of the ride-hailing firm toward broadening its business with public transportation agencies. Uber, which has progressively deepened its collaboration with agencies over recent times, last month declared its first software-based transit deal with an agency in the San Francisco […]

Top court in Canada rules in favor of Uber driver in gig economy case

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UberEats driver David Heller filed a class action suit, challenged by Uber Technologies Inc, intending to secure a minimum wage, vacation pay, and other benefits like overtime pay. Drivers are now classified as independent contractors and do not have such advantages. Heller’s attorney stated the decision enabling him to sue was important, but only a […]

Uber Eats deliverers in Japan involved in accidents as demand boosts

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Uber Eats deliverers have been associated with road accidents in Tokyo in recent months as voluntary restrictions on going out with the increasing coronavirus outbreak has increased demand for food deliveries. The number of eateries that have signed up for the Uber Eats delivery service have become popular in Japan in recent years, exceeding 20,000 […]

Uber restarts operations in Green, Orange zones in India

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Uber Technologies has resumed services in green and orange zones in the country, its CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said as the ride-hailing company observes “some green shoots” after lockdowns hit ride hailing businesses worldwide. Areas designated as Green and orange zones, where the spread of Covid-19 infections is largely under control, represent more than 80% of India’s 733 districts, […]

Uber to require riders and drivers wear masks to reduce coronavirus risks

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Uber and Lyft hopes that the increasing use of face masks to deal with the coronavirus outbreak will make customers comfortable enough to use their ride-sharing services. Uber will soon require both passengers and drivers to wear masks or face coverings in certain markets. The company told CNN that Uber would reveal the new policy in coming weeks. […]

Uber delivers free Passover meals to Holocaust survivors amid coronavirus

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Uber Inc has been delivering free Passover meals to the survivors of Holocaust as people continue to face difficulties in this time. The spread of coronavirus pandemic is preventing many families from seeing each other, and even during religious holidays like Passover, which started on Wednesday. A nonprofit is making sure the most vulnerable individuals who can’t […]

Uber partners Indian NHA to provide transport to COVID-19 healthcare workers

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Ride-hailing platform Uber has partnered with the National Health Authority (NHA) to provide transport service to frontline healthcare workers in India, who are engaged in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Uber will initially facilitate the provision of 150 cars at zero cost to support medical facilities located in New Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Prayagraj and Patna through its […]

Uber starts ‘UberMedic’ service to help healthcare workers in India

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Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies on Tuesday said it has started a new service ‘UberMedic’ to help transport frontline healthcare employees to medical facilities and other critical areas throughout India given the coronavirus crisis. “Uber is providing a new service, UberMedic, to transport frontline healthcare workers and assist the government fight against the spread of COVID-19. Working closely […]

Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to stealing Google trade secrets

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Engineer Anthony Levandowski, noted for advancing self-driving car technology in the previous decade, agreed to plead guilty last week on Thursday to taking sensitive documents from his former employer Google before he joined rival Uber Technologies Inc. Federal prosecutors agreed to recommend a prison term of at least 30 months as part of plea agreement […]

Uber and Lyft won’t change their service at Phoenix airport

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Uber and Lyft state they won’t modify their service at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport until Arizona’s highest court rules on proposed fee increases that resulted in threats to stop picking up and dropping off customers at one of the country’s largest airports. Both companies issued statements last week confirming operations will continue while they […]