Tag: Uber

The Great British Humbling

“The cretinous stupidity of it!” snaps the tragic hero in Joseph Roth’s The Radetzky March as he faces up to his likely death in a duel over his wife’s honor. He did not want the fight and no longer loves his wife anyway, but the…

Apple ‘Stands With’ NBA, Those Who ‘Refuse to Accept the Status Quo’

Tim Cook stated in a recent tweet that the Masters of the Universe at Apple stands with NBA players who recently boycotted a number of games in protest of the recent shooting of Jacob Blake. Apple supports “those who refuse to accept the status quo”…

‘We Have Seen Very, Very Little Fraud’

President Donald Trump has spent months trying to convince Americans that universal mail-in voting would be a disaster for democracy. It is “dangerous,” he says, potentially “catastrophic”—an “embarrassment” that would “make our country the laughingstock of the world.” Just this week, in his speech kicking…

Former Uber Executive Charged with Offering Bribes to Cover Up Data Breaches

Federal prosecutors have reportedly charged former Uber Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan with covering up a massive 2016 data breach by paying hackers $100,000. The personal data of 57 million Uber passengers and drivers was stolen in the breach.…

Uber, Lyft Avoid California Shut Down After Judge Grants Last-Minute Extension

Uber and Lyft narrowly avoided shutting down their California rideshare services late Thursday after an appeals court granted the companies a last-minute extension in their legal battle against the state over a new law that requires them to reclassify their gig economy drivers as employees.…

The GoFundMe Economy Was Never Going to Work

Across the country, parents are using Facebook to form “pandemic pods,” hiring tutors or out-of-work teachers to educate their kids as school district after school district announces that it will go partially or fully virtual. Beloved mom-and-pop stores are flooding sites such as GoFundMe to…

Uber Warns of California Shutdown After Legal Woes

Uber could shut down services in California as early as Friday as the ridesharing company continues to fight the state over a new law that requires its gig economy drivers to be re-classified as employees. The threat of a stoppage comes after Uber posted a…