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UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

How you’re tracked online – and what you can do about it

Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on you to help marketers sell …


Uber selling Southeast Asian business to regional rival Grab

Ride-hailing giant Uber is selling its business in Southeast Asia to regional rival Grab while gaining a robust stake in the fast-growing ridesharing, food delivery and financial services business.


Police release video of fatal crash by Uber self-driving SUV

Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Can self-driving cars withstand first fatality?

The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations, but advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes aren’t …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle

Uber suspended all of its self-driving testing Monday after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the vehicles.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Lyft, Uber venture into medical patient transportation

Lyft and Uber are attempting to cure a major medical problem for poor people and the elderly: Getting a ride to the doctor.


Uber sued after data stolen by hackers covered up

Pennsylvania’s attorney general is suing the ride-hailing company Uber, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify thousands of drivers for a year that hackers stole their personal …


Uber starts offering rides to the doctor

Uber is driving deeper into health care by offering to take patients in every U.S. market where it operates to their next medical appointment.


Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles …


To get a ride, Uber says take a walk for new service

In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called “Express Pool,” which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destinations. Once …


Uber’s net loss widens to $4.5 billion for tumultuous 2017

Ride-hailing giant Uber’s full-year net loss widened to $4.5 billion in 2017 as the company endured a tumultuous year that included multiple scandals, a lawsuit alleging the theft of trade …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 1:19 p.m.

Uber to pay $245 million to settle Waymo’s theft allegations

Uber has settled a lawsuit alleging that it ripped off self-driving car technology from Google’s autonomous vehicle division.


Amy Goodman: Uber and Lyft, driving drivers into poverty and despair

Uber and Lyft have avoided taxi insurance and safety regulations, and are undercutting established cab drivers to the point that one committed suicide recently, hoping to bring attention to his …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

Source: Former Uber CEO Kalanick selling part of stake

Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick will sell 29 percent of his stake in the ride-hailing service, a person briefed on the deal says.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

New blow for Uber as top EU court says it’s a taxi company

Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union’s top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

Uber: No evidence hackers took rider credit card numbers

An outside cyber security firm hired by Uber after a massive data theft found no evidence that rider credit card, bank account or Social Security numbers were downloaded by two …


How to stay safe when riding Uber or Lyft

Phony driver incidents have sprung up all over the country. Often it’s just a money thing. Sometimes it’s more.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

Washington state sues Uber over data breach cover-up

Washington state is suing the ride-hailing company Uber, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify more than 10,000 drivers in the state that their personal information was …


Uber sued over massive data breach after paying hackers to keep quiet

After Uber revealed that it paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about stealing the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers, the company is now facing at least three …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

The last straw? Uber loyalists tested by string of scandals

Uber has managed to hold the title of world’s largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals.


Uber customers torn between scandals and service

Uber has managed to hold the title of world’s largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s customers and drivers.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

Uber seals multibillion-dollar investment from Softbank

Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has reached a deal with Uber to invest billions in the ride-hailing giant.


Unable to beat them, cabbies join Uber and Lyft in ride sharing

Taxi companies across the U.S. waged a bitter, high-profile battle to keep Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. from bringing the sharing economy to cabs. Now the cabbies are adopting …


U.K. panel rules Uber drivers have rights on wages, time off

Uber lost the latest round in the battle over its operating model Friday, when a British panel ruled that the company’s drivers are workers, not independent contractors, in a decision …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

Uber says it will bring its flying taxis to Los Angeles in 2020

In just over two years, Uber says it will let commuters soar over Los Angeles’ snarled traffic in flying taxis.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Uber tackles sex assault problem by pledging $5M to training

Uber is pledging $5 million over the next five years to seven organizations that work to prevent sexual assaults, a move aimed at helping the ride-hailing service combat its own …


Uber rides into credit card market with no-fee card

Ride-hailing giant Uber on Wednesday unveiled a new no-fee, co-branded credit card with British bank Barclays that it hopes becomes a major part of consumers’ everyday spending habit.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Uber, Lyft put pressure on local taxis

There have been mixed reactions from local taxi companies to the news of ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft beginning operations in Pullman. Uber and Lyft, which allow people to hail …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift

Google’s parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber.