A Driver for Uber and Lyft Covertly Streamed Hundreds of Rides on Twitch Without Rider Consent [Updated]

In the past few months, wannabe online video stars have filmed themselves doing a suicide bomb “prank” at college and spreading a fake rumor about a mass shooting at a Disney resort. They have also landed themselves in court for things as varied as feeding toothpaste-filled Oreos to a homeless man and shooting their…

Lawmakers Want To Know How Ridesharing Companies Are Dealing With Sexual Assault and Harassment

Ridesharing companies have been around for years now, but they still have failed to make a convincing case they know how to deal with their sexual assault and harassment problems. On Monday, lawmakers sent a letter to the CEOs of Uber, Lyft, Juno, Curb, and Via, calling on them to provide more information on their…

Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Probably Making More Than $3.37 an Hour, But That's a Real Low Bar

Last week, researchers with MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy released a working paper with survey data from 1,100 Uber and Lyft drivers, saying the “detailed vehicle cost information” provided showed that after accounting for expenses those drivers were making a median profit of $3.37 per hour. If…

Silicon Valley Needs To Ban Forced-Arbitration Agreements. We Asked 10 Tech Companies If They Will

Last year, after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published her blog post alleging the company was rife with sexual harassment and discrimination issues, the allegations against Uber and other Silicon Valley companies began to pour out. These were issues that had plagued women and people of color in Silicon Valley …