FTC tightens reins around Uber following 2016 breach

  • FTC tightens reins around Uber following 2016 breach

FTC tightens reins around Uber following 2016 breach

Yet, with less an emphasis on product news and more talk about what Uber is doing to change (and better) itself going forward, the real goal of the morning show interview was clearly meant to reassure shareholders and customers that it has a stable leader at the wheel of company.

Uber has also purchased Jump, after working together on a pilot project in San Francisco, the US bike-hire firm is now to become a subsidiary of Uber. Soon after that, the now-current CEO of the ride-sharing firm found that his company had hidden evidence of an separate extortion-based attack that exposed "25 million names and email addresses, 22 million names and mobile phone numbers, and 600,000 names and driver's license numbers of US Uber drivers and riders", according to the FTC.

For years, Uber has fought with cities and resisted regulations by insisting that it was a technology company, not a transportation company.

"Uber values driver-partners and we are always looking to enhance their experience while saving on their costs, in order for them to make the most from their small businesses".

Later this month in San Francisco, the ride-hailing firm will launch Uber Rent in collaboration with Getaround, a peer-to-peer vehicle sharing service that offers privately owned cars for rent. That's why we want to provide alternatives to personal vehicle ownership by bringing together multiple modes of transportation right in our app.

Uber will start conducting yearly background checks on drivers. "Autonomous at maturity will be safer".

The company also announced Wednesday that it will partner with car-sharing app Getaround to offer auto rentals for riders and drivers.

The agreement provides Uber with access to 12,000 dockless, pedal-assist, GPS-enables bikes now present in 40 cities within six countries.

"We can do more to ensure drivers continue to meet our standards on an ongoing basis, long after they take their first trip", Khosrowshahi wrote in the blog post.

"That's going to include bikes, and that's going to include buses and subways and we want to be a part of the solution", he said, adding that Uber is sharing more data with cities to help them manage congestion. Uber paid $100,000 through the third party that administers Uber's "bug bounty" program. The company launched this project past year for providing users with mapped travel times with the help of the company's vast ride data.

The company also said it was expanding its Uber Movement traffic data site to include 12 new cities globally. Masabi, already provides mobile payment options for public transit systems in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and other cities around the world.