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Portland posts full report on Uber's dirty dealings with Greyball

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Worse the Leisure Suit Larry's Minions and Slurp

Uber is showing itself to have a lack of ethics that make many despised organizations look saintly. One issue I had with Uber (why I never used them) is the requirement to use a mobile app with my cc on file. I prefer to keep my cc number closely guarded and not on a phone.

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Re: Worse the Leisure Suit Larry's Minions and Slurp

Uber accepts cash in some other countries which has led to a number of interesting criminal responses.

Besides the old "rob the driver" scheme, Uber drivers have been carjacked and then successive riders robbed with original driver (and owner of the car) having been replaced by the robber.

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Re: Worse the Leisure Suit Larry's Minions and Slurp

Interesting if true. Got a link?

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Sullied their reputation?

Say it is not so!

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Re: Sullied their reputation?

I came to the comment section with "Uber has sullied its own reputation" in my copy and paste buffer.

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Re: Sullied their reputation?

Uber - so slimy that they give slime-balls 'The Creeps'.

They really need to put some present and former Uber executives into prison on charges of being scum. They're actually worse human beings than that creepy Martin Shkreli. Uber HQ is just a complete vacuum where basic morals and ethics should be. Yuck!

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Never Used Them

Mainly because I never use a taxi, private hire car or whatever of any form. However, the well of personal distrust grows ever deeper at every twist and turn and UBER are far ahead of the pack in this regard.

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As I noted earlier, I refuse to have cc info or even worse bank info on my phone. I work on the assumption something relatively small and carried with me is likely to be left somewhere, lost, or even stolen. The less it has on it the less harm it can do to me. I even go so far as to have a phone only email account and not my main email account on the phone. As far as using a taxi or similar service, I have no problems with a licensed taxi company when I need a ride. But the taxi companies often will take cash (sometimes only cash) and they do not require my cc to be stored on an app or worse with them.

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a yank lurker, I'm with you - no cc or more sensitive data on my mobile either. And no Uber etc. But what do you do when you need a lift in a town like San Francisco? There are hardly any taxis left. No chance of simply waving at the next cab. Unless you are blessed with extreme patience.

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Another week, another Uber story.

When is the dastardly fiend hell bent on maniacal evils who owns the island (and a cat) going to show themselves as the true owner with diabolical plans for world domination of personal transportation?

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@AC

Indeed, these stories are practically uberquitous...

(yes, yes, I'm going already)

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Good point.

May be a campaign, indeed. When did these start?

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Used Lyft once. Would probably use them again. The driver was certainly happier now that he doesn't Uber anymore.

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Desperately hoping that Uber collapses from it own hubris. The company should be taken to an unknown location and summarily shot.

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@beep54

Quote, Desperately hoping that Uber collapses from it own hubris" Unquote.

Why?

Bit of a shitty thing to say isn't it? I would imagine that Uber;s employees are desperately hoping it doesn't.

Just saying.

Cheers… Ishy

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What employees? They're all independent contractors.

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@Kanhef

I am thinking about the backoffice workers and the people who write their software. Not the actual drivers. I would have thought that was obvious. My mistake. Sorry.

Cheers. Ishy

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Why?

Did you not read the article? How about the many, many articles about their illegal business practices? Or their rampant sexism and harassment of female staff? Or the fact they don't pay the correct taxes because none of their drivers are employed? Or the rapes that have occurred because they don't properly vet drivers? Or the way they track users of their service before, during and after using it? Or the data on user's rides they used to release that could be used to identify those users and where they had travelled. Or.... the list is endless.

Uber are possibly the most despicable scum operating a business in the world today.

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College dropout civil servants who couldn't hack it in the private sector acting jealous and bad mouthing highly paid Techies?

Say it aint so...

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