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Uber agrees to expanded settlement with FTC over 2016 data breach

13 April 2018, 01:33 | Hattie Nash

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"The strengthened provisions of the expanded settlement [PDF] are created to ensure that Uber does not engage in similar misconduct in the future".

"We listened closely to thousands of drivers and from their feedback we were able to identify the benefits they mostly want access to, and so Uber Rewards was developed", commented Emmah Mutunga, Greenlight Hub Manager at Uber Kenya. This news comes on the heels of Uber's acquisition of the bike-share company Jump.

The world's largest ride-hailing company said a dedicated "safety center" feature will be available on its app that will include information on driver screening processes, insurance protections and community guidelines. Arizona had been a key hub for Uber's autonomous project, with about half the company's 200 self-driving cars and a staff of hundreds.

Uber is getting set to take on car-sharing competitors and traditional rental cars with its plans to integrate GetAround into its app. GetAround is a peer-to-peer carsharing company, which means it lets auto owners rent out their vehicles to other people.

Later this month in San Francisco, the ride-hailing firm will launch Uber Rent in collaboration with Getaround, a peer-to-peer auto sharing service that offers privately owned cars for rent.

"Our mission has always been to make it quicker and easier to get around cities using a range of transit options and in Uber, we've found a flawless partner to help us further that mission", said Masabi CEO Brian Zanghi.

"We're going beyond cars".

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Peddling pedals: Earlier this week the firm also revealed that it had acquired the dockless-bike firm Jump.

Uber has agreed to an expanded settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that the ride-hailing company deceived customers about how it handled their data.

"We're particularly excited about JUMP Bikes because they can provide a convenient and environmentally friendly ride that's often faster, especially in dense cities where space is limited and roads can be congested", said Khosrowshahi.

Uber Technologies said on Thursday it unveiled new safety features including an emergency button that will connect U.S. riders directly to 911. Uber said that it is committed to providing further links to public transit.

Masabi's software allows transit agencies to partner with a number of different third-party apps.

Uber Rent: In a deal with an online car-sharing service, Uber users will now have the opportunity to rent cars from private vehicle owners. It also works with Masabi to let users make payments and receive mobile tickets.

The company hopes that the data in the map will be used by city planners to better develop driving infrastructure in the city.



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