Will Uber's Latest Scandal Finally Make People Worry About Big Data?

For years, people have warned about corporations collecting your personal data. But no matter how much people insist that Google knows too much about you, we're willing to sacrifice privacy for convenience. Could the latest revelations about Uber finally get people angry enough to do something about rampant data… » 11/20/14 4:41pm 11/20/14 4:41pm

People Keep Getting Into Strangers' Cars Because They Think It's An Uber

Just because Uber's motto is "Everyone's private driver," doesn't mean every car is yours for the hailing. But the popularity of apps like Uber and Lyft have spawned some awkward curbside interactions. "Basically anytime I'm pulled over on the side of the street, someone tries to hail me or just opens my car door,"… » 8/18/14 4:00pm 8/18/14 4:00pm

Republicans Believe Uber Will Help Them Win Back America's Cities

With each passing year, the population of urban areas is growing — and most of those cities are run by Democrats. But a key Republican believes the ride-sharing service Uber is the killer app that can create a future wedge between labor unions and Democratic politicians, driving them from power. » 7/08/14 9:00am 7/08/14 9:00am