Beleaguered Uber Hit With Lawsuit For Obtaining Rape Victim’s Medical Records

A woman who was raped in India by her Uber driver in 2014 filed suit against the company Thursday, after news emerged last week that a top Uber executive who has since been fired, Eric Alexander, obtained her medical records after the crime, hoping to discredit her. The suit singles out Alexander along with Uber CEO […]

Judge Requires Drunk Drivers To Download Uber Or Lyft

Get a Lyft from the bar, or get a lift to the slammer. Ohio Judge Michael Cicconetti has been ordering drunk driving defendants to download ride-hailing apps as part of their sentences. On June 6, a first-time offender who blew a .200 on a breathalyzer test was ordered to go through a prevention program, pay court […]

Report: Uber Board To Discuss CEO Kalanick’s Absence, Policy Changes

By Joseph Menn and Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s [UBER.UL] board will discuss Chief Executive Travis Kalanick temporarily stepping away from the embattled ride-hailing firm and consider sweeping changes to the company’s management practices at a meeting on Sunday, according to a person familiar with the situation. The source said it […]

Uber, Reeling From Controversies, Loses Another Executive

Uber’s top executive for communications has left the beleaguered company, continuing a wave of turnover in the highest ranks.  Rachel Whetstone’s departure as head of communications was announced in an email Tuesday to employees from CEO Travis Kalanick.  In 2015, Whetstone left Google to become the ride-hailing app’s senior vice president of policy and communications. […]

Uber Has A Secret Program Called ‘Greyball’ It Uses To Evade Police

For years, Uber used a secretive software tool known internally as “Greyball” to identify and steer its drivers clear of potential threats ― including law enforcement officers hoping to catch Uber operating in their cities illegally. According to the New York Times, which first reported the story, the company deployed the software in cities that […]