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Hey London, Uber Needs Fixing – Not Banning

Like many people, I am a hypocrite. I advocate for the most right-on causes. I think we should protect workers rights, and stand up to the immense powers of the corporations. I vote for politicians who will stick up for the little guy. But I also enjoy the convenience of Amazon Prime, and its ability to make practically any product appear on my doorstep within 24 hours, even though I know they bully publishers and give people in their warehouses zero-hours contracts. I upload my photos to Google Photos, even though I know that they’re datamining everything about my life from them. And I regularly use Uber to get around when there isn’t a convenient bus… or if I’m feeling lazy, even though… well, everything. Read More >>

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Five Alternative Taxi Apps to Uber in London

If you're a regular Uber user, you're undoubtedly panicking after hearing the news that Uber can no longer operate in London. All is not lost though, as there are a number of alternative taxi services for you to use, and we've got them all listed right here. Read More >>

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Lyft UK Search Surge Following London Uber Ban

TfL has just ruled that Uber can no longer operate in London, stating that the company "is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence." That's obviously grave news for Uber, but rival company Lyft may reap the benefits. Or, they would if they actually operated in the UK. Lyft is currently only available in the US. Read More >>

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Uber Has Been Banned From London

Transport for London has just taken the extraordinary step of banning Uber from London, announcing that the minicab company will not have its licence to operate renewed. The exact wording includes the bombshell that: "Uber London is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence." Blimey. Read More >>

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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! Read More >>

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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 rock the seedy world of digital ads. Read More >>

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Uber Investigates Itself for Bribery, Finds Some Shit: Report

In August, the US 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 that Uber has already dug up some shady dealings on its own. Read More >>

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

On Monday, Uber apologised 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.” Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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Ford Funded That Weirdo in a Car Seat Costume Who Pretended to be a Self-Driving Car

At first, it seemed to be a quirky prank—a man was driving around town dressed up like a car seat and convincing people his car had no one at the wheel. Then we learned that it was all a shadowy research project by Virginia Tech. And now we know that Ford was behind the whole thing and it’s all for science. Read More >>

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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 into its own cars. Read More >>

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After Gruelling 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. Read More >>

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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. The programme could reportedly track Lyft drivers and was allegedly used to lure drivers away from its rival and back to working for Uber. Read More >>

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New Uber Rival Taxify Suspends London Operations After Three Days

International ride-hailing provider Taxify has been forced to stop its operations in London, at the behest of TfL. And it only started taking bookings from the public on Tuesday. Read More >>

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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 programme. Read More >>