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Uber asks its India drivers to ensure rear seatbelts in their cars work

Uber is asking its Indian drivers to ensure that the rear seat belts in their cars are working

This comes at a time when the government is also trying to push through a series of measures to improve road safety in the country Uber Technologies has asked its drivers in India to ensure that seat belts in the back seats of their vehicles are accessible to passengers and working, days after a local …

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Uber to soon shut down its free loyalty programme launched in 2018

Uber will soon end its free loyalty program launched in 2018 Ride-hailing platform Uber is ending its Uber Rewards loyalty program, with users encouraged to sign up for Uber One to receive regular Uber and Uber Eats discounts. Launched in 2018, Uber Rewards is a free program that lets you earn points for every dollar …

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Uber admits covering up 2016 hacking, avoids prosecution in U.S. settlement

Uber admits covering up 2016 hacks, avoids prosecution in US settlement

Prosecutors said the former security chief arranged to pay the hackers $100,000 in bitcoins to cover up the incident Uber Technologies Inc on Friday accepted responsibility for covering up a 2016 data breach that affected 57 million passengers and drivers as part of a deal with US prosecutors to avoid prosecution. In striking a non-prosecution …

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What is a kill switch? Is this always a bad idea?

The recent “Uber Files” reveal that the company deployed kill switches, allegedly to destroy sensitive data that could be legitimately accessed by police and officials. But kill switches are also useful tools. We’ll explain how. What is Uber doing with the kill switches? The Uber Files investigation shows the company deployed kill switches at least …

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