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How the Uber Terms and Conditions Affect Riders

Posted by Nick on Jun 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM

When you download a new app or computer program, you’re often asked to read and accept the terms and conditions. They’re usually super long documents that are full of legal jargon, and most people avoid reading even a single word of them. With the majority of companies, the content within these verbose statements does not place riders in express danger. But the Uber terms and conditions do.

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Topics: TNCs, Transportation Safety

6 Major Problems with Uber

Posted by Nick on Jun 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

On-demand car service that gets you from Point A to Point B with the tapping of a few smartphone buttons. Sounds great, right? In theory, sure. But in reality, there are far too many problems with Uber.

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Topics: TNCs

The Uber App and Data Insecurity Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted by Nick on Jun 14, 2016 11:07:46 AM

The Uber app carries with it some serious risks to personal information. From security breaches to Uber employees spying on its customers, the data insecurity of Uber is quite obvious.


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Topics: TNCs

Are Transportation Network Companies Safe for Your Community?

Posted by Nick on Jun 3, 2016 4:00:00 PM

As the vote to determine whether or not transportation network companies can legally operate in the state of New York approaches, numerous concerns about their safety practices have been raised. The city of Austin, Texas already chased away these companies by asking them to fingerprint check their drivers. The question to ask yourself before June 16, the date when proper licensing will be required TNCs in New York State: is a company like Uber or Lyft safe for my community?

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Topics: TNCs

Why the Uber Background Check Process is Unsafe

Posted by Nick on May 26, 2016 10:49:28 AM

Uber, an internationally-recognized ridesharing company, plans to expand its New York services beyond the five boroughs of the city to Long Island and upstate. Car-hailing apps like Uber are currently illegal everywhere in New York State with the exception of New York City. And, despite reluctance to allow the unregulated operation of Uber in other states, a piece of piece of legislation to legalize it in New York State is currently pending. Still, the fact remains: the faultiness of the Uber background check process allows for convicted criminals to get behind the wheel for the company.

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Topics: TNCs

Proposition 1 Fails: Stronger Background Checks for Uber and Lyft

Posted by Nick on May 20, 2016 9:26:39 AM

Recently in Austin, Texas, there was a public vote on a piece of legislation that would effectively excuse popular transportation network companies (TNCs), Uber and Lyft, from conducting fingerprint-based background checks on their drivers. In a huge victory for the city, the legislation, entitled Proposition 1, was struck down, prompting the departure of the TNCs from Austin.

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Topics: TNCs

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