Tag: uber

27 May

Saisie chez Uber: des données auraient été modifiées à distance

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Source: La Presse

Des ingénieurs d’Uber à San Francisco auraient tenté de crypter à distance les données contenues dans les ordinateurs d’Uber Canada lors de la perquisition menée par Revenu Québec à Montréal la semaine dernière.

C’est ce qu’allègue Revenu Québec dans la dénonciation qui a été déposée devant le juge Jean-Pierre Braun la semaine dernière, et que La Presse a obtenue. Uber a tenté de contester cette affirmation devant le juge, mais n’en a pas eu l’occasion, apprend-on dans la demande d’injonction d’Uber également présentée en cour la semaine dernière.

Lisez ici l’histoire complète

Source: La Presse

14 Jan

Will rider safety be the Achilles heel for Uber?

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By Barbara Ortutay and Justin Pritchard  | Source : The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The growth of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft so far has not been hindered by limits from government regulators and campaigns by taxi cab competitors. A bigger threat to the new industry’s impressive start could come from customers — if enough people stop using the services over fears that drivers aren’t safe.

Not safe as in the drivers won’t get into an accident — safe as in they won’t attack passengers.

14 Jan

Uber could be banned in Los Angeles and San Francisco as global anger builds towards cab company

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San Francisco and Los Angeles authorities have become the latest cities to take action against internet-based minicab firm Uber amid growing concerns about the quality of its driver background checks.

By Harry Readhead  | Source : Metro.co.uk

The cab service was banned from operating in New Delhi following an alleged rape by a driver of a female passenger, while a Madrid judge has ordered a temporary halt to the service.

And now Los Angeles and San Francisco, where the company has its headquarters, are taking legal action against the firm, claiming Uber made ‘untrue or misleading representations’ regarding the quality of its driver screening process.

14 Jan

Beware of insurance loopholes for unlicensed transportation companies

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The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA), a global non-profit trade association that represents the private passenger transportation industry, has published a report entitled Dangerous Details in the Fine Print: How Uber, Lyft and Sidecar Are Shifting Risk and Avoiding Responsibility. This report highlights concerns over unlicensed transportation companies and how they’re attempting to avoid liability and regulations.

09 Jan

The truth about Uber and insurance in Canada

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Toronto Life Magazine’s recent interview with Uber’s Ian Black provides a simplistic and one-sided view of the complex issue of taxi industry regulation in Toronto and one which trivializes the serious issue of public safety. Particularly worrisome are Mr. Black’s assurances that Uber drivers are fully insured. 

08 Jan

Some Parisian Uber Drivers Are Harassing Female Customers By Text

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Several women complained about the texts on Twitter. Uber told a French newspaper that it’s investigating the claims.

By Marie Telling | Source: Buzzfeed

Several Parisian women complained on Twitter about Uber drivers hitting on them via text message after getting their numbers through the app, the French newspaper Libération reported on Tuesday.