• Daily Crunch: Uber reveals sexual assault numbers

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

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    1. Uber reveals thousands of sexual assault reports last year
    Uber just released its first-ever safety report, stating that it received 2,936 reports pertaining to sexual assault in 2017, which went up to 3,045 in 2018. At the same time, Uber says there was a 16% decrease in the average incident rate.
    While traditional taxis also have their safety risks, those numbers are still quite troubling. It's...
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  • Uber's Assault Report Erodes the Power of Trust

    Uber's Assault Report Erodes the Power of Trust

    1 month ago - By Washington Post

    The company's ability to sell us on safety was a secret to its success. The disclosures of crimes within its network put that to the test.
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  • Uber releases safety report revealing 5,981 incidents of sexual assault

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    Uber released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday revealing, among other details, that it received 5,981 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018.
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  • Uber's damning sexual assault report puts pressure on Lyft to show its hand

    1 month ago - By Fast Company

    Lyft was all too happy to capitalize on its image as a kinder, gentler Uber. Now it's in the position of having to prove it can be equally transparent.
    After years of promising to be more transparent about safety issues on its platform, ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies released its first-ever safety report yesterday, showing almost 6,000 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018, including 464 reports of rape.
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  • Shifting Gears: Uber's safety report is finally here, Elon Musk takes the stand, and a shakeup at United

    Shifting Gears: Uber's safety report is finally here, Elon Musk takes the stand, and a shakeup at United

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    And Happy Friday!
    It's finally December, which means a busy holiday travel season overlapping with potentially nasty weather. Add to that mix a shortened holiday season for all of your online shopping to arrive, and it's the transportation team's Super Bowl!
    If this is your first time reading Shifting Gears, and you don't want to miss a single story every week, sign up to have this sent straight to your inbox here.
    What did we miss? Let me know at grapier businessinsider.com. Let's dive in: Uber's long-awaited safety report is finally out
    The ride-hailing giant on Thursday evening...
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  • U.S. lawmaker says Uber must take action after disclosing sexual assault reports

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urged Uber Technologies Inc to take action after the company disclosed Thursday it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault related to its 1.3 billion rides in the United States last year.
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