Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Have You Been #Ubered ?

It hasn't made the mainstream media in our country, except for one article in Fortune Magazine but Uber accounts are for sale on the internet. This means that maybe your Uber password is being bought right now in Moscow or Los Angeles for a dollar. Uber rejects all responsibility to customers in its terms of service. If you have an Uber account you agreed to their terms of service. This could  be why so many "hacked" Uber customers are not having an easy time speaking with a human being at an Uber office. Uber doesn't much do human being speaking, as it says it's a tech company that is not responsible for anything that might happen to a customer. See #Ubered on Twitter to see some of the thousands of complaints about being charged for rides in places the complainant wasn't at. People who use the same password for Uber as for other accounts face nightmarish run arounds from Uber and the regulators they've "cultivated."

If I had an Uber account I'd close it. Deleting the app does not get you into the clear. I repeat: Someone is selling Uber account passwords on the internet, Uber denies responsibility and the media ignore it.

Personally, if you are an Uber user I don't care about  you any more than you care about me as a taxi driver but I want to warn you, not for your sake so much as to help stop this giant criminal enterprise from expanding, and who knows? Maybe putting them out of business.

Uber takes advantage of mentally and emotionally challenged, economically desperate people who they (and you) exploit as drivers. I hope that you'll understand this once you've read the remarks of a Uber driver who goes by the handle of Lagmonkey as he 
 tries to convince himself that he makes all of $15.51 an hour, when he actually makes far less, possibly nothing at all, depending on the wear and tear on his car. The deluded and exploited young man thinks he is rolling in dough because he's handled six hundred dollars last week, most or possibly all dollars not destined to be really his earnings at all. The United States Internal Revenue Service says that his net week's income of around four hundred dollars isn't enough to  cover the true cost of running his car the nearly one thousand miles he logged.His business plan revolves around  not maintaining the car he drives for Uber

  1. Articles pointing to the public safety threat posed by distracted driving caused by driver apps have appeared in Forbes, The Guardian, and Streets Blog NYC which asked Ydanis Rodriguez, head of New York City Council's Transportation Committee if Wesley Mensing is the first pedestrian killed by app distracted Uber driving in New York City. I asked if he had studied the apps prior to approving them to have a go on our streets. No answers have been received by this blog.(You can ask too! Twitter @Ydanis .)
The Ultimate #Ubered experience was suffered by six years old Sofia Liu .

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