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Oopsie! Uber Just Noticed It Forgot to Pay Drivers Millions of Dollars

Uber screwed up—big time—and now it has to pay. On Tuesday, the company copped to owing New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars due to miscalculated payments, according to a Wall Street Journal report. It’s the second time Uber has admitted to shortchanging drivers this year. Read More >>

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Uber Doesn’t Want You to See This Document About Its Vast Data Surveillance System

The ever-expanding operations of Uber are defined by two interlocking and zealously guarded sets of information: the things the world-dominating ride-hailing company knows about you, and the things it doesn’t want you to know about it. Both kinds of secrets have been in play in the Superior Court of California in San Francisco, as Ward Spangenberg, a former forensic investigator for Uber, has pursued a wrongful-termination lawsuit against the company. Read More >>

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Waymo Just Dropped Some of Its Patent Claims Against Uber

Waymo quietly dropped several of the patent claims in its explosive lawsuit against Uber earlier this week, admitting in a new court filing that although it stands behind its allegations of trade secret theft and may pursue new patent claims later, it isn’t moving forward with its current patent infringement claims against one of Uber’s lidar devices. Read More >>

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A Union is Threatening Legal Action Over Uber’s Licence in London

Uber's really, really not having a great time of it. Now it's facing some legal threats from the GMB Union regarding the renewal of its operating licence with TfL. Read More >>

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Uber is a Transport Company, Says European Court Official

Maciej Szpunar, advocate general at the Court of Justice of the European Union, has decided that Uber is, in fact, a transport company. That means its going to need a licence to operate, just like everyone else. Read More >>

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Uber Faces Criminal Probe For “Greyball” Program

Reuters is reporting that Uber faces a criminal investigation by the  US Department of Justice for using software to avoid scrutiny by government regulators. Read More >>

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Better Excuses for Avoiding Journalists During Your Company’s Massive Sexual Harassment Scandal

Despite his company’s litany of problems, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was supposed to appear onstage at Code Conference, a fancy tech gathering, at the end of May. It would have been a good time for the yelling executive to weigh in on the allegations of sexual harassment at his company, the ongoing investigation into those claims, the assorted lawsuits Uber faces from its competitors, and the fact that tonnes of high-profile employees—even PR flacks—are headed for the exit. Read More >>

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Uber Will Finally Let You Delete Your Account Without Begging

After weeks of bad press, Uber finally did something that isn’t totally dishonest or gross. The popular ride-hailing service said today that it’s going to make life easier for people who want to delete their Uber accounts permanently by letting them do it from within the app. Read More >>

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It’ll Probably Always be a Man Delivering Your Stuff

A survey of people who work in the vague world of the "gig economy" has found the work is massively tilted toward being a MAN JOB in some areas, with delivery drivers and cyclists most likely to be men -- and women sticking to selling services and products from home. Read More >>

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Uber’s Self-Driving Car Guru Takes a Backseat Amidst Ongoing Lawsuit Over Stolen Tech

Travis Kalanick’s “brother from another mother,” Anthony Levandowski, has officially stepped down from leading Uber’s self-driving division. Levandowski is a key player in a lawsuit filed by his former employer, Google, that claims he stole tech that Uber is incorporating into its cars. This isn’t a minor legal proceeding. It could prove to be fatal for the ride-sharing startup. Read More >>

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Uber Reckons It’ll Have Flying Cabs By 2020

In a move that sounds suspiciously like it was crafted to take the focus off Uber's many, many, many PR problems, the ride-hailing company reckons it'll have flying taxis by 2020. Read More >>

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Uber’s Old YouTube Channel Is Awkward, Involves Nazis

Today, people know Uber as a bloated, embattled, and probably evil transportation company. But seven years ago, it was a brand-new startup still beta-testing its iPhone app and beginning to market its service. If the company’s old YouTube channel is any indication, however, it’s a damn miracle that Uber lasted more than a year. Read More >>

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Unroll.Me CEO So Sorry You Found Out His Company Sold Your Data

The classic non-apology goes something like this: “I’m sorry if you were upset.” It’s a sneaky way of expressing regret for how one’s shitty actions made another person feel, rather than the shitty actions themselves. But the CEO of Unroll.Me — whose parent company was revealed this weekend to have sold Unroll.Me’s anonymised customer data to Uber — has invented a whole new level of terrible, borderline sociopathic non-apology. He’s not sorry that you were upset about your data being sold. He’s sorry he got caught. Read More >>

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Uber’s CEO Became a Big Boy When Tim Cook Gave Him a Stern Talking To

Controversial Uber CEO Travis Kalanick received a career retrospective profile in the New York Times today that covers his awkward early years and his propensity to invite conflict. Among the new information that it reveals, there’s an enlightening story about the time Tim Cook had to summon Kalanick after discovering that Uber was still tracking iPhones after its app had been deleted. Read More >>

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Uber’s Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Is Off to a Really Bad Start

It looks like Uber’s toxic work culture is so awful, it’s going to take even longer for the company to fully investigate it. According to a new Recode report, Uber just extended its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims at the company. The internal report is now expected by the end of May. Read More >>