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Uber Is Getting A New Privacy Policy Uber Is Getting A New Privacy Policy

Uber has rightfully taken heat for its past privacy overreaches: tracking riders after they get dropped off, tracking Lyft drivers, tracking and circumventing law enforcement, tracking critical journalists. Lots of tracking in situations where people expected not to be tracked!

Uber's Legal Fight With Google Could Screw Its Self-Driving Truck Employees Uber's Legal Fight With Google Could Screw Its Self-Driving Truck Employees

In August 2016, Uber purchased autonomous truck startup Otto in a deal that reportedly called for Otto employees to receive 20 percent of future profits Uber earns from self-driving trucks. It seemed like a nice deal for any startup. But now that lucrative arrangement may be torpedoed, leaving Otto employees who…

Uber Claims Company Put Bogus Ads on Breitbart in Industry-Shaking Lawsuit Uber Claims Company Put Bogus Ads on Breitbart in Industry-Shaking Lawsuit

Earlier this year, hundreds of companies began to publicly flee participation in the alt-right website Breitbart’s marketing network. One of those companies was Uber. But in a new lawsuit, Uber claims that its contracted advertising agency fraudulently continued to place ads on Breitbart, and the case seems poised to…

Uber Investigates Itself for Bribery, Finds Some Shit: Report Uber Investigates Itself for Bribery, Finds Some Shit: Report

In August, the Department of Justice reportedly launched a preliminary investigation into Uber to look into whether the ride-sharing service violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. An Uber spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal that the company was cooperating with the investigation, and a new report indicates…

A Running List of Uber's (Predictably Lukewarm) Apologies  A Running List of Uber's (Predictably Lukewarm) Apologies 

On Monday, Uber apologized after Uber Bangalore sent out a “totally inappropriate” promotional message for “Wife Appreciation Day,” offering users a discount on UberEATS in order to “let your wife take a day off from the kitchen.”

Waymo Wants to Delay Its October 11th Court Date With Uber Waymo Wants to Delay Its October 11th Court Date With Uber

Waymo, the self-driving car company spun off of Google’s parent company Alphabet in 2016, scored a major win earlier this month when a federal appeals court ordered Uber to hand over secret documentation related to the two company’s ongoing legal battle.

Portland Says Uber Targeted More Than a Dozen Officials With 'Greyball' Software Portland Says Uber Targeted More Than a Dozen Officials With 'Greyball' Software

In March, the New York Times revealed that Uber was evading and deceiving law enforcement officials in a number of cities through an internal software program called Greyball. The program goes to alarming lengths of surveillance to sidestep regulators, and an investigation by the city of Portland reveals how it was…

Waymo Scores Key Legal Win, Will Get to See Super Secret File Made About Some of Its Former Employees Waymo Scores Key Legal Win, Will Get to See Super Secret File Made About Some of Its Former Employees

Waymo, the self-driving car company spun out of Google, just scored a major win in its ongoing legal battle against Uber. Waymo is suing the ride-hailing company, claiming that a former Waymo employee stole trade secrets about its autonomous vehicle technology and took them to Uber, where Uber then incorporated them…

The FBI Is Investigating the Uber Program That Allegedly Spied on Lyft Drivers The FBI Is Investigating the Uber Program That Allegedly Spied on Lyft Drivers

Less than a week into the new job and Uber’s new CEO faces yet another federal investigation into the company. Sounds like hell. It is. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into secret software Uber used between 2014 and 2016 that was internally referred to as “Hell,” the Wall Street Journal reported

After Grueling CEO Search, Some Uber Staff Have Started a Positivity Campaign After Grueling CEO Search, Some Uber Staff Have Started a Positivity Campaign

Employees at Uber, which has survived at long last a back-breaking search for a new CEO after its former chief Travis Kalanick resigned earlier this year, are trying to raise other staffers’ spirits with a positive newsletter.

Google Engineer Dismissed the Importance of Stolen Self-Driving Car Documents Google Engineer Dismissed the Importance of Stolen Self-Driving Car Documents

Google’s self-driving car company Waymo sued Uber in February, claiming that Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo engineer, stole 14,000 documents detailing Waymo’s lidar systems before accepting a job with Uber’s self-driving car program.

Buckle Up, It Looks Like Washington Is Paving the Way for a Self-Driving Car Boom Buckle Up, It Looks Like Washington Is Paving the Way for a Self-Driving Car Boom

Tech and auto companies developing self-driving cars will have their eyes on Washington this month, as the White House and Congress are working on action that could steer the industry for years.

Uber’s Embattled Ex-CEO Finally Passes The Torch Uber’s Embattled Ex-CEO Finally Passes The Torch

Uber held an all-hands meeting on Wednesday to welcome its new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. The new hire was joined by board member Arianna Huffington and former CEO Travis Kalanick in what was mostly a drama-free induction of the new leader to the company—a company that Khosrowshahi claims he will take public in as few as…

Add A Potential Bribery Investigation to The List of Things Uber’s New CEO Has to Worry About Add A Potential Bribery Investigation to The List of Things Uber’s New CEO Has to Worry About

“I’m in it to get my hands dirty,” Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told Bloomberg on Tuesday. Lucky for Khosrowshahi, he could have a foreign bribery scandal on his hands. Sounds plenty dirty to me.

Uber Backs Off on Some of Its Invasive User Tracking Uber Backs Off on Some of Its Invasive User Tracking

Uber likes tracking things — competitors, cops, you. But now the company is trying to clean up its reputation by giving users a little bit of their privacy back.

Expedia CEO Captures Uber's Iron Throne Amid Boardroom Civil War Expedia CEO Captures Uber's Iron Throne Amid Boardroom Civil War

Uber had an eventful weekend. When Jeff Immelt, former CEO of GE, pulled out of the running for the position of new CEO at the ride sharing startup, it looked like it would be back to the drawing board for the company’s directors. But within a matter of hours, Dara Khosrowshahi, head of Expedia, pulled off a last…

Uber Board Nears CEO Vote, With Jeffrey Immelt Out and Meg Whitman Reportedly Back in Uber Board Nears CEO Vote, With Jeffrey Immelt Out and Meg Whitman Reportedly Back in

Uber’s board was widely expected to be prepared for a vote finalizing its punishing search for a new CEO to replace Travis Kalanick, who resigned earlier this year amid a storm of allegations he oversaw a widespread culture of sexual harassment.

The Texting Bromance Behind Travis Kalanick's Self-Driving Truck Joyride The Texting Bromance Behind Travis Kalanick's Self-Driving Truck Joyride

As Uber and Waymo frantically prepare for the October trial over self-driving technology, we’re getting more and more insight into what went on in the months leading up to Uber’s $680 million acquisition of the autonomous trucking startup Otto. Text messages between Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski and former Uber…

Report: Uber's New CEO Will Likely Be General Electric's Jeffrey Immelt Report: Uber's New CEO Will Likely Be General Electric's Jeffrey Immelt

Uber is closing in on a pick to replace its former CEO Travis Kalanick, who departed the ride-hailing giant under a storm of allegations he tolerated a widespread culture of sexual harassment and mistreated drivers.

Uber Agrees to Years of Audits to Settle Claim It Lied About Privacy Protections Uber Agrees to Years of Audits to Settle Claim It Lied About Privacy Protections

Uber has agreed to implement a “comprehensive privacy program” as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which alleged that the ride-hailing company stored data in an unsecured cloud service and didn’t monitor how often its employees looked at user data.

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