Thursday, 27 April 2017

Tag Archives: Uber

Uber secretly tagged users even after they deleted the app

A man poses holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service Uber in London on October 28, 2016. 
Ride-sharing cab service Uber on October 28 lost a British tribunal case brought by drivers demanding basic workers' rights, in a decision that could affect thousands of workers. / AFP / DANIEL SORABJI        (Photo credit should read DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)

Earlier in the year, it came to light that Uber illegally used a software-based programme dubbed as “Hell” to spy on its rival Lyft for two long years (between 2014 and 2016). The secret programme helped Uber access its rival’s private information, including the number of drivers available in a ...

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Google tackles a major flaw with home assistants

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LONDON: Google is teaching its Google Home voice-activated speaker some new tricks. The tech giant announced today that it’s addressing one of the major flaws with assistants like Home and Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo by adding multi-user support. Currently, Google Home and the Echo can’t distinguish between individual voices. In other ...

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Uber could face higher licence fees in London under new proposals

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LONDON: Taxi app Uber could face an increase in operator licence fees in London under proposed changes by the city’s transport authority, the latest in a series of moves by regulators to rein in a firm that has disrupted the traditional taxi industry. Transport for London (TfL) launched a consultation ...

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Uber Wants To Give People More Than Just Rides

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LONDON: While Uber is still involved in scandals related to the attitude of its CEO or the politics of its employees, its idea and technological development continue to evolve, expanding worldwide and offering employment to anyone who wants to work in the passenger transport sector. This controversial activity can extend ...

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Google accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car technology

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SAN FRANCISCO: The race to develop self-driving vehicles took a new turn on Thursday when Google’s parent company Alphabet filed a lawsuit against Uber, accusing it of stealing technology. Alphabet contends that a manager at its autonomous car subsidiary Waymo took technical data with him when he left to launch a competing venture ...

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Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by female engineer

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NEW YORK: Uber’s chief executive ordered an investigation Monday into a sexual-harassment claim made by a female engineer who said her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss. In a blog post about her year at Uber, Susan Fowler Rigetti said the company’s human ...

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Uber CEO calls for investigation of sexual harassment claims

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NEW YORK: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on Sunday said the company will open an “urgent investigation” after a former engineer wrote a lengthy blog post describing systemic sexual harassment at the San Francisco ride-hailing service, which she called “an organization in complete, unrelenting chaos.” In a posting heavily shared on Twitter, the ...

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Apple admits it is working on self-driving cars

LONDON Apple’s plan to build driverless cars has been the subject of rumours for the last two years – now the company has finally admitted it. A letter to the highway regulator in the United States reveals the iPhone maker has got a secret project underway involving transportation. “The company ...

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Uber tracking location even rides finished

PARIS: Uber has begun collecting passengers’ location data even after journeys have finished, a move that has raised eyebrows among privacy-conscious users. An update to the app allows Uber to follow users’ GPS signal while it is running in the background. Previously, it would only do so when Uber was ...

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