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Customers revolt after discovering Unroll.Me is selling their data to Uber
MarketWatch • Kari Paul
Uber and France battle in court over whether company is a taxi service
Venture Beat • Reuters
Uber's secret Hell program violated drivers' privacy, class-action suit claims
The Guardian • Julia Carrie Wong
Crunch Report | Uber Responds to iPhone Tracking Report
TechCrunch • Anthony Ha
Former Lyft Driver Sues Uber Over ‘Hell’ Tracking Program
Fortune Magazine • Julia Zorthian
Lyft Drivers Sue Uber Saying It Spied on Them to Gain Edge
Bloomberg
10 Jobs That (Maybe) Won't Exist in 20 Years
Inc. • Geoffrey James
Uber's Fight Over French Criminal Sanctions Weighed by EU Court
Bloomberg • Stephanie Bodoni
Uber broke Apple’s iOS privacy rules and Tim Cook wasn't happy about it
The Guardian • Alex Hern
Further reading
Financial Times • Izabella Kaminska
 
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Data Privacy, Finance
Customers revolt after discovering Unroll.Me is selling their data to Uber
MarketWatchKari Paul
Getty Images Many apps sell their users information but, when it comes to email, it’s personal. The free app Unroll.Me was accused of selling such data to Uber, which has had its own rocky relationship with consumers (and even its own workers)...
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Green Transportation, Hedge Funds
Uber and France battle in court over whether company is a taxi service
Venture BeatReuters
Image Credit: Adam Fagen, Flickr (Reuters) — U.S. ride-hailing app Uber told Europe’s top court on Monday that it was a digital service, not a transport service, and that a French law clearly targeted online taxi services, in its latest European legal...
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Green Transportation, Lyft Inc
Uber's secret Hell program violated drivers' privacy, class-action suit claims
The GuardianJulia Carrie Wong
Uber faced yet another challenge on Monday when a former Lyft driver filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that a secret program created by the ride-hailing giant to spy on its rival’s drivers violated federal and state privacy laws. The program, known internally...
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Green Transportation, Mobile
Crunch Report | Uber Responds to iPhone Tracking Report
TechCrunchAnthony Ha
Today’s Stories Uber responds to report that it tracked devices after its app was deleted LinkedIn hits 500M member milestone for its social network for the working world Amazon’s driverless tech team focuses not on building it, but on how to use...
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Green Transportation, Lyft Inc
Former Lyft Driver Sues Uber Over ‘Hell’ Tracking Program
Fortune MagazineJulia Zorthian
A former Lyft driver has filed a class action lawsuit against Uber for a program — internally called "Hell"— that it allegedly used to track the competition. The program involved creating fake Lyft driver accounts and using them to see the locations...
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Green Transportation, Lyft Inc
Lyft Drivers Sue Uber Saying It Spied on Them to Gain Edge
Bloomberg
Spyware was code-named Hell, according to class-action suit Alleged goal was to recruit drivers to work mostly for Uber Lyft Inc. drivers accused Uber Technologies Inc. of illegally tracking their whereabouts using spyware code-named Hell to gain a competitive edge in the...
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Emerging Technologies, Technology Industry
10 Jobs That (Maybe) Won't Exist in 20 Years
Inc.Geoffrey James
This image is hidden. Clickto adjust visibility. AddImage I recently received an infographic entitled "10 Common Jobs Which Won't Exist in 20 Years Time." I've reproduced the infographic at the end of the post, which was originally posted on LottoLand, a UK-based...
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Uber Technologies Inc
Uber's Fight Over French Criminal Sanctions Weighed by EU Court
BloombergStephanie Bodoni
At issue is 2014 French law that led to sanctions against Uber Monday court hearing questioned definition of Uber services The services offered by Uber Technologies Inc. continue to puzzle the European Union’s top judges as they consider a second case that...
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Apple Inc, Credit Cards
Uber broke Apple’s iOS privacy rules and Tim Cook wasn't happy about it
The GuardianAlex Hern
Uber broke Apple’s privacy rules in its iOS app in an effort to catch Chinese fraudsters, resulting in chief executive Travis Kalanick being hauled in to Cupertino for a personal dressing down from Tim Cook, it has been revealed. Apple prevents developers...
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Economic Policy, Green Transportation
Further reading
Financial TimesIzabella Kaminska
Uber's Kalanick will run through a wall to accomplish his goals and that's the problem; Chelsea Clinton's political ambitions; Donald
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