Uber CEO Backs Out of Saudi Conference After Suspected State-Sanctioned Murder of Washington Post Journalist

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has said that he’ll pull out of a conference in Saudi Arabia called the Future Investment Initiative. The conference, known informally as Davos in the Desert, has become a focal point for people upset about the October 2 disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, believed…

Uber Finally Adds Safety Features It Should Have Had Years Ago

Uber announced it was “getting serious about safety” in April—just shy of a decade since Uber was founded—and pointed to a number of forthcoming features that would support that declaration. On Wednesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi asserted in a blog post that the company was “raising the bar on safety” with another round…

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…

After Resignation of HR Chief, Yet Another Uber Exec Faces Allegations of Discriminatory Behavior

Earlier this week, ridesharing giant Uber’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned under allegations that she systematically shot down internal complaints about racial discrimination within the company—indicating at least some prior concerns about a toxic company culture of wild abandon during the tenure of…

Uber Driver in Fatal Tempe Crash May Have Been Watching The Voice Behind the Wheel

The crash of an Uber self-driving car that killed an Arizona woman in March was “entirely avoidable,” according to police reports released by the Tempe Police Department. Cellphone data obtained by police suggests that the Uber operator was also streaming an episode of reality show The Voice at the time of the fatal…