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Uber is being sued by a woman who alleges the company failed to prevent her sexual assault and misled people about its safety record

Uber is being sued by a woman who alleges the company failed to prevent her sexual assault by a driver in 2018. The lawsuit accuses Uber of negligence and deceptive business practices for promoting safe rides, particularly to “vulnerable women,” despite having “historically lax screening procedures” for drivers. The lawsuit […]
Uber is being sued by a woman who alleges the company failed to prevent her sexual assault and misled people about its safety record
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Uber drivers say the company is taking hundreds of dollars from their paychecks to pay airport-issued tickets the drivers didn’t know existed

Airports have been issuing tickets to Uber drivers without their knowledge, and the rideshare giant is paying for the citation fees from the drivers’ paychecks, per a new Motherboard report. Thousands of US rideshare drivers have been issued citations when picking up or dropping off airport passengers, amounting to Uber […]
Uber drivers say the company is taking hundreds of dollars from their paychecks to pay airport-issued tickets the drivers didn’t know existed
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Uber and Lyft drivers claim the companies owe them more than $630 million in back wages by misclassifying drivers as contractors under California’s new gig worker law

Uber and Lyft drivers in California claim they’re owed more than $US630 million in back wages, driver advocacy group Rideshare Drivers United said in a press release Wednesday. The drivers allege Uber and Lyft illegally misclassified them as independent contractors under California’s new gig worker law, AB5, which sets stricter […]
Uber and Lyft drivers claim the companies owe them more than $630 million in back wages by misclassifying drivers as contractors under California’s new gig worker law
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Shebah’s CEO says the purpose of the ridesharing platform is to ‘monetise the labour of women’, as the company secures $675,000 in crowdfunding

Shebah has closed its second round of crowdfunding, securing more than $675,000. It comes after the company raised $3 million in crowdfunding in March, breaking the crowdfunding record previously held by neobank Xinja at $2.6 million. CEO Georgina McEncroe told Business Insider Australia how the second crowdfunding round was designed […]
Shebah’s CEO says the purpose of the ridesharing platform is to ‘monetise the labour of women’, as the company secures $675,000 in crowdfunding
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‘Why is my Uber account disabled?’: A guide to Uber account deactivation, and how you might get your account back

If your Uber account is disabled, it may be because you violated one or more of Uber’s community guidelines. Violations of Uber’s community guidelines and non-discrimination policies can result in permanent account deactivation. In some cases, deactivations can be reversed by taking improvement courses, appealing to Uber, or updating out-of-date […]
‘Why is my Uber account disabled?’: A guide to Uber account deactivation, and how you might get your account back
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Cars from ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft are dirtier than taxis, rentals, and even toilet seats, according to a study that collected bacteria from 9 vehicles

A small study from the insurance-shopping website NetQuote found that ride-share vehicles had far more germs than taxis or rental cars. NetQuote swabbed surfaces in three ride-share vehicles, three taxis, and three rental cars. The ride-share vehicles had 6,055,963 colony-forming units per square inch, while the rental cars had 2,000,510 […]
Cars from ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft are dirtier than taxis, rentals, and even toilet seats, according to a study that collected bacteria from 9 vehicles
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Indian ridesharing giant Ola just launched in Queensland and the ACT

The $5 billion Indian ridesharing app Ola is continuing its rapid rollout across Australia launching in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra today. The Uber rival has now landed in six markets in just 14 weeks, having first started operating in Perth in February, followed by Sydney and Melbourne. The business […]
Indian ridesharing giant Ola just launched in Queensland and the ACT
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Uber rival Ola has launched in Melbourne

Indian ridesharing giant Ola has launched in Melbourne today, a month after rolling out in Sydney. The $9 billion business, backed by Chinese internet giant Tencent, as well as Japanese multinational Softbank, came to Australia in February, starting out in Perth. The company now has several major Australian cities, including […]
Uber rival Ola has launched in Melbourne
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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Google AI can predict heart attacks from eye scans — Lyft, Hitch Health partner for medical transport — Nokia executive sees no path for Digital Health

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by Business Insider Intelligence. Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to your inbox. Have feedback? We’d like to hear from you. Write me […]
DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Google AI can predict heart attacks from eye scans  —  Lyft, Hitch Health partner for medical transport  —  Nokia executive sees no path for Digital Health