Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Finance | By Gustavo Carr

FTC to keep Uber on short leash over hacks

FTC to keep Uber on short leash over hacks

Following reports in 2014 that Uber employees used an administrative tool internally dubbed God-view to monitor active Uber cars and customers-and sometimes observed specific users' locations for amusement-Uber promised to use a newly created system to monitor and restrict employee access to such information.

Khosrowshahi said the Uber app would start including locations for electric bikes from its newly acquired bike-sharing group Jump, which now operates in Washington and San Francisco.

"We have to solve the issue of vehicle ownership", Khosrowshahi said. Uber wants its customers to know how they can travel safely with Uber or what are things that they should keep in mind in order to make the most of this ride-handling service in India.

He added, "We do see this investment in mass transit as an investment that ultimately long term is going to benefit us as well".

The Seattle city council is now considering raising the base fare for Uber and Lyft rides, as a way to boost driver pay. Critics of the move believe that Uber Movement could have a disruptive impact, as the company's move to share data shields the feature's true motive.

For years, Uber has fought with cities and resisted regulations by insisting that it was a technology company, not a transportation company.

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Peddling pedals: Earlier this week the firm also revealed that it had acquired the dockless-bike firm Jump.

Uber also announced the addition of former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson as chair of the company's Safety Advisory Board.

Not to leave any transportation option untouched, Uber also bought Jump Bikes, an electric bike-sharing company, this week - and yes, you can book a Jump bike through the Uber app if you live in San Francisco and also Washington, D.C. While Uber's self-driving project may be stalled - the company's people-moving plan is clearly not. They are even spending millions of dollars for the same.

The company announced a partnership with Masabi, a public transit mobile ticketing startup. This lets Uber users buy and use transit tickets via the app.

Later this month in San Francisco, the ride-hailing firm will launch Uber Rent in collaboration with Getaround, a peer-to-peer auto sharing service that offers privately owned cars for rent. If there is no internet connectivity, if you ever feel you're in an emergency situation, you should call 100 immediately. But what this deal does do is offer a further example of how integrated multi-stage door-to-door trips, known to some as "Mobility-as-a-Service" ("MaaS") can actually be delivered.

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