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Police Have Raided Uber's Parisian HQ

French police have raided the offices of Uber in Paris as the taxi service continues to operate in the city despite officials claiming that it breaks national laws. » 3/18/15 7:59am 3/18/15 7:59am

South Korea Has Charged Uber's CEO With Operating Illegal Taxi Rings

Almost 30 people associated with Uber—including its CEO Travis Kalanick—have been charged in South Korea on suspicion of operating illegal taxi services in the country. » 3/18/15 4:50am 3/18/15 4:50am

Uber Got Hacked Because It Left Its Security Key Out In Public

Remember how Uber, in a Friday night post last week, admitted that the names and personal info of 50,000 drivers had been accessed by an unknown party? Well, Ars Technica has an update. A sad update. » 3/03/15 11:30am 3/03/15 11:30am

50,000 Uber Drivers Had Their Personal Data Compromised

On this week's edition of Late Friday News Dump: Uber's driver database was accessed by an unknown third party, compromising the personal information of about 50,000 drivers. So far there have been no reports of unauthorized use of the information. » 2/27/15 5:23pm 2/27/15 5:23pm

"Uber for Helicopters" Is Gross, Absurd and I Want to Use It Every Day

Helicopter rides are fun and fast; and ridesharing apps are booming. These are the core ideas behind Gotham Air, a helicopter rideshare service that promises to get you from helipad to airport in six minutes. Do you need it? Definitely not. Is it amazing? We tried it — and yes, it absolutely is. » 2/09/15 9:00am 2/09/15 9:00am

Google and Uber Might End Up Duking It Out Over Self-Driving Taxis

Google may have invested some major funds in Uber over a year ago, but according to Bloomberg, it's looking to churn out a rideshare app of its own. This comes just after news that Uber is looking to edge in on Google's self-driving car game with the Uber Advanced Technologies Center. In other words, both companies… » 2/02/15 5:22pm 2/02/15 5:22pm

Uber Is Punishing Drivers for Following the Law 

Uber drivers attempting to follow the law are getting screwed by Uber in California. A Buzzfeed investigation revealed that Uber suspended at least 12 drivers last month for properly registering their cars as commercial vehicles. To get their jobs back, Uber said the drivers had to re-register the cars as personal… » 1/23/15 9:58am 1/23/15 9:58am

Uber Told to Halt Operations in South Carolina

Uber has been hit with another cease and desist order—this time in South Carolina. The state has ordered the service to halt operations over improper licensing of its drivers. » 1/16/15 5:06am 1/16/15 5:06am

Uber Is Sharing Its Data With City Planners

Uber has announced that it's going to begin sharing its ride data with city officials to "help cities become more liveable, resilient, and innovative." » 1/13/15 8:03am 1/13/15 8:03am

NYC taxi medallion prices have fallen almost 25% since last year

The New York Times' Upshot blog reports that regular New York City taxi medallion prices have fallen about 23 percent since last year's peak. A medallion now sets taxi drivers back about $805,000. Why are prices plunging? Uber. Well, probably. » 1/07/15 6:51pm 1/07/15 6:51pm

5 Uber Alternatives For Your New Year's Eve Transportation Needs 

New Year's Eve is upon us, and with it comes the yearly late night transportation apocalypse. Everybody wants to go somewhere at the same time, and cabs to ferry drunk people around are in short supply. An Uber with a jacked up surge price is an option a lot of people will go for. But if you've had it with Uber's… » 12/31/14 12:35pm 12/31/14 12:35pm

Uber Riders File Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Safe Rides Fee'

Two people have filed a class action lawsuit in San Francisco over Uber's $1 "Safe Rides Fee." And shockingly, it wasn't because they got lumped up by their driver with a hammer. They just think it's a bullshit fee. » 12/27/14 6:00pm 12/27/14 6:00pm

Merry Christmas From Uber: Here's A $2 Booking Fee

Everyone's favorite rideshare app has decided that Christmas Eve is the perfect time to slip through a small change to its Uber Taxi service. Nothing big. Just a $2 fee every single time you want to hail a cab through Uber. » 12/24/14 12:55pm 12/24/14 12:55pm

Uber Claims to Have Scaled Back Use of Its 'God View' Tool

In November, it came to light that Uber employees were able to track its riders using a "God View" tool. Now, in a letter to Senator Al Franken, the company has explained that it's scaling back the use of the tool. » 12/16/14 3:45am 12/16/14 3:45am

L.A. and San Francisco Are Suing Uber, Too

On Monday, Portland sued Uber; now, L.A. and San Francisco are joining in, too. The cites have sued the ride-hailing company on the grounds that it misleads consumers about their safety as well as overcharging them. » 12/10/14 3:45am 12/10/14 3:45am

Portland Sues Uber, Issues Cease and Desist Order

Portland has filed suit against Uber Technologies, the ride-sharing company that only recently began operating in the City of Roses. Uber rolled out its UberX service on Friday, explicitly in defiance of the city's warnings that it would fine anyone who drove for the service. » 12/08/14 7:02pm 12/08/14 7:02pm

Uber Banned in Delhi Following Rape Allegations

After one of its drivers was arrested on charges of raping a female passenger, Uber has now been banned in the Indian capital, Delhi. » 12/08/14 6:15am 12/08/14 6:15am