Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tag Archives: Uber

Uber to Introduce Essential Rest Breaks for the UK Drivers

Uber Drivers Present Petition To Transport For London

LONDON: A new Uber policy would make it a must for all the drivers in the United Kingdom to take a minimum of a six-hour break after working for a continuous ten hours shift. The restriction on the amount of time a driver could spend working which means time spent ...

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How you can pay less for an Uber on New Year’s Eve

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MANCHESTER: Heading out on New Year’s Eve? Prepare to pay more for an Uber. The taxi app firm has warned it uses ‘dynamic pricing’ – a process to encourage licensed drivers to work during busy times and in busy areas. It means fares will automatically increase when the demand for ...

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Uber hacked trade secrets, bribed foreign officials, court letter says

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WASHINGTON: A former Uber employee has alleged that a special division within the global ride-hailing app was responsible for acts of corporate espionage, the theft of trade secrets, the bribery of foreign officials and several means of unlawful surveillance. The allegations against Uber were part of a latter dubbed as ...

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York is the Third UK City to Refuse Uber Licence

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LONDON and Sheffield have both been in the news because regulators have ended up denying Uber the chance o renew its operating licence for a variety of reasons. London did it over concerns about the way the ride-hailing service operated, and Sheffield thanks to what’s being described as an “administration ...

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Uber agrees to settle US lawsuit filed by Indian rape victim

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SAN FRANCISCO: Uber Technologies Inc and a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India have agreed to settle a civil lawsuit the woman filed against Uber in June, according to a U.S. federal court filing on Friday. The ...

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Uber pays $100000 to 20-year-old man to hide hack, destroy data

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FLORIDA: Uber reportedly paid a hacker from Florida $100,000 under the guise of a bug bounty program to keep quiet about a data breach which exposed information belonging to 57 million users. According to three unnamed sources, a 20-year-old was responsible for the catastrophic data breach, rather than a sophisticated ...

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Man charged in New York truck attack pleads not guilty

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The Uzbek immigrant accused of mowing down eight people in a truck attack in New York City last month has pleaded not guilty to murder and other criminal charges. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, entered his plea on November 28 before U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan. He faces 22 counts ...

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Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People

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NEW YORK: Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the ...

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Uber Loses London Employment Tribunal Appeal on Workers’ Rights

Uber Drivers Present Petition To Transport For London

LONDON: The GMB union said a ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was a “landmark victory” for workers’ rights, especially in the gig economy. Two drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, won an employment tribunal case last year after arguing that they were “workers” and entitled to the minimum ...

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Google puts Uber on alert by investing in arch-rival Lyft

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LONDON: Alphabet’s growth-stage investment division, CapitalG, will lead the the investment, which comes four years after Google Ventures, which targets early stage companies, made a $250m investment in Uber. Lyft only operates in the US, but it now has a quarter of the market there, growing its share as Uber ...

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