FTC to keep Uber on short leash over hacks

FTC to keep Uber on short leash over hacks

FTC to keep Uber on short leash over hacks

Riders will also be able to designate up to five friends and family members as trusted contacts and share trip details with them during every ride, Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi wrote in a blog post https://ubr.to/2IKKIdq on Thursday.

Prices will remain the same as they are on Getaround, which operates in 15 cities and starts at $5 an hour depending on the type of vehicle you're getting. The safety of the ridesharing service has also come into question in the past.

Uber's new 911 Assistance service is now under testing mode and is being used in Denver. "We're going beyond cars". Soon after that, the now-current CEO of the ride-sharing firm found that his company had hidden evidence of an separate extortion-based attack that exposed "25 million names and email addresses, 22 million names and mobile phone numbers, and 600,000 names and driver's license numbers of US Uber drivers and riders", according to the FTC. Those are both new features as well, allowing riders to share their ride information with loved ones and the police in the event of an emergency. This lets you integrate with the emergency authorities.

The 911 assistance tool lets riders use a single button to connect with an emergency operator and share their Global Positioning System location. We'll be monitoring this pilot closely and evaluating further expansion. We're partnering with the National Emergency Number Association on a project to improve communications between the nation's thousands of 911 centers.

In other Uber news, the FTC says the company agrees to expand its proposed settlement over Uber hiding the data breach from customers. While no background check is ideal, our process is thorough, fair, and relevant to the work at hand.


Apart from this, Uber is also upgrading their driver screening process.

Uber will conduct its annual background checks through a company called Checkr starting in the next few weeks.

Previous year the company was fined $8.9 million by the state of Colorado for allowing people with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work as drivers. Additionally, Uber to introduce new technology that continuously monitors new offenses by drivers towards the passengers during their rides. We hope the same service to roll out in more regions within the country once the testing mode is done successfully by the testers in Denver.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Hall said the new features won't change how frequently he uses Uber but he supports the change.

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