Uber Android App Spying Permissions

Uber’s Android app is reportedly collecting a huge amount of data without your knowledge [updated]

By on November 26, 2014 at 10:31 AM.

Uber’s Android app is reportedly collecting a huge amount of data without your knowledge [updated]

Uber has been recently hit by various controversies, and it looks like the company’s PR team will have one more thing to clean up: its Android application. According to a report from Joe’s Security Blog and a post on Y Combinato’r Hacker News further detailing the matter, the official Uber Android app might be spying on users, collecting various data that it shouldn’t have access to in the first place. More →

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Google Netflix Uber Vs. France

One country’s desperate battle to erase Google, Netflix and Uber from existence

By on November 24, 2014 at 5:20 PM.

One country’s desperate battle to erase Google, Netflix and Uber from existence

The French don’t play. Ever since Minitel bit dust, the continental power has been hopping mad about American domination of Internet services. And over the past weeks, attacks on U.S. giants have escalated from Paris to Lille. More →

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Cheap Uber Car App

How to make sure you never pay too much for an Uber ride again

By on November 11, 2014 at 2:34 PM.

How to make sure you never pay too much for an Uber ride again

As we’ve seen in the past, Uber can be a cheaper alternative to taxi cabs but you really have to watch out for surge pricing that occurs during peak driving hours when you may end up paying as much as seven times the average rate. While Uber does offer you a ride calculator to estimate how much your ride will cost, there now may be an even simpler way to make sure you don’t end up forking over an unexpectedly high sum of money on your ride. More →

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Most Expensive Uber Rides

This is how an 18-mile Uber ride cost one man $539

By on November 4, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

This is how an 18-mile Uber ride cost one man $539

Most people think of Uber as a cheaper and more convenient alternative to taxis… but that’s not always the case. Local Fox affiliate WGHP in Colorado reports that one Uber customer got charged a whopping $539 bill just for an 18-mile ride on Halloween night. And while this sort of massive charge sounds like it was a mistake, it turns out that it’s all part of Uber’s pricing scheme. More →

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What Is Working For Uber Like

Driver reveals what it’s really like to work for Uber, says it’s worse than you think

By on October 28, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

Driver reveals what it’s really like to work for Uber, says it’s worse than you think

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have been gradually replacing taxis all over the country, but at what cost? We’ve seen the feuds between the two leaders in the emerging industry, we’ve seen taxi services attempt to stamp the services out before they could get a foothold in a new city, but how do the actual drivers feel about the latest transportation revolution? More →

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Uber Vs. Lyft Vs. San Francisco

Mobile apps are absolutely murdering San Francisco’s taxi industry

By on September 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Mobile apps are absolutely murdering San Francisco’s taxi industry

San Francisco has been the ground zero for mobile apps that help people find car rides, and now the epic battle between Uber and Lyft is burning at its most intense in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has just come out with statistics that demonstrate how rapidly and deeply the taxi industry has been affected: According to the new SFMTA director Kate Toran, the number of average trips per taxicab in San Francisco has plunged to 504 in this past July from 1,424 in March of 2012. This drop came despite the fact that rides from the airport remain a taxi industry monopoly. More →

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Lyft Vs. Uber Driver

Lyft: Uber employees have sent us over 5,000 ride requests that they’ve canceled at the last minute

By on August 12, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

Lyft: Uber employees have sent us over 5,000 ride requests that they’ve canceled at the last minute

Unsurprisingly, the battle between Lyft and Uber has spawned a host of dirty tricks. CNN reports that Lyft claims to have received more than 5,000 fake driver requests from Uber employees, who then subsequently cancel their requests just to make life more difficult for Lyft employees. In fact, Lyft claims that one would-be passenger has used his phone number to set up 22 different accounts that he’s used to singlehandedly order and cancel more than 1,800 rides. More →

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Uber Vs. Lyft New York

Uber and Lyft appear poised to destroy New York’s iconic taxi industry

By on July 9, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

Uber and Lyft appear poised to destroy New York’s iconic taxi industry

Are there more empty taxis than usual rolling around Manhattan today? It seems that way — and it would be no wonder, because the New York transportation system is going through its biggest upheaval since 1900. And as you may have guessed, one of the world’s hottest mobile apps is the new omen of turmoil in 2014. More →

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Uber RUSH Same-Day Delivery

Uber takes on Amazon’s drones with bike riders and footmen

By on April 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Uber takes on Amazon’s drones with bike riders and footmen

Uber is not happy simply “shipping” people from place to place with its transportation services. As it turns out, the company may also be interested in shipping goods as well. Before taking on larger projects, Uber is deploying an interesting UberRUSH service that will offer same-day deliveries of certain goods in Manhattan, using bike riders and foot messengers. More →

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