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Uber stays on London streets until at least April on appeal

2017-12-11 16:18

Uber Technologies Inc.’s London fate won’t be decided until mid-way through 2018 after a judge said that she will schedule an appeal hearing in either April or June, meaning the company can operate in its busiest European market until then.

Taxify looks to rapid expansion

2017-12-03 06:25

Ride-hailing app Taxify is going to more than double its South African permanent staff as it moves to challenge Uber with new products and new locations for its services.

Uber trial on trade secrets delayed as federal probe emerges

2017-11-29 06:08

A federal criminal investigation into alleged espionage at Uber has indefinitely delayed a trial over whether the beleaguered ride-hailing service stole self-driving car technology from a Google spinoff.

#UberDataBreach: What you NEED to know

2017-11-24 07:52

When Uber paid a $100 000 ransom to hackers, it allowed the ride-sharing company to keep a massive breach of 57-million user and driver accounts secret for nearly a year. Now that secret decision could come to haunt Uber.

Uber is facing yet another irate UK regulator after hack

2017-11-23 10:00

The UK regulator in charge of data privacy is looking into the major hack of Uber’s user data, opening up yet another front in the firm’s battle to manage one of its most successful markets.

Uber concealed hack that exposed 57 million people’s data

2017-11-22 09:13

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year.

Uber loses employment rights case in Britain - lawyers

2017-11-10 14:11

US ride-hailing app Uber on Friday lost a landmark case in Britain that would give drivers the right to paid holidays and the national minimum wage, lawyers representing the claimants said.

Jack Parow's friend stabbed in face in bloody Uber attack

2017-10-23 16:00

A friend of local rapper Jack Parow has been stabbed in the face, allegedly by a taxi driver, for hailing an Uber taxi over the weekend.

Cape Town taxi driver crashes car while chasing clients who mugged him

2017-10-18 17:05

A Cape Town meter taxi driver has crashed his car after chasing two clients who mugged him of his belongings in Goodwood, police say.

Uber pushed the limits of the law. Now comes the reckoning

2017-10-11 11:48

The very attributes that, for years, set Uber on a rocket-ship trajectory have unleashed forces that are now dragging the ride-hailing service back to down to earth.

 

Drivers in standoff with security outside Uber office

2017-12-06 13:34

A scheduled feedback session for Uber drivers fearing for their safety has taken a wrong turn after the company called security, resulting in a standoff outside their offices near Cape Town International Airport.

Uber facing US probe on allegations of espionage

2017-11-29 12:04

A US federal criminal investigation into alleged espionage at Uber has indefinitely delayed a trial over whether the beleaguered ride-hailing service stole self-driving car technology from a Google spinoff.

Man shot dead in Cape Town

2017-11-27 20:25

Cape Town police have confirmed that a 29-year-old man was shot dead in Belhar on Sunday morning.

Uber faces EU-wide privacy probes into hidden hacking attack

2017-11-23 13:30

Uber faces privacy probes across the European Union from regulators who vowed to look into the huge data breach that the company hid for more than a year.

The last straw? Uber loyalists tested by string of scandals

2017-11-23 08:47

Uber has managed to hold the title of world's largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals.

Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57-million drivers, customers

2017-11-22 07:35

Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57-million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers.

Food delivery service, UberEATS launches in Durban

2017-10-29 12:23

Food delivery service, UberEATS announced it will now operate in Durban, as the first city in KwaZulu-Natal.

Uber’s chain of authority challenged

2017-10-22 06:00

Uber drivers have accused the taxi giant of intentionally disguising its corporate structure to undermine their case to be considered “employees”.

Uber files appeal against London ban

2017-10-13 12:58

US ride-sharing app Uber has filed its appeal against a decision by London authorities not to renew its licence.

Uber would 'exert more control' over drivers if UK law changes

2017-10-10 14:22

Uber says its UK drivers would face broad changes if required to be classified as employees with benefits, a sign the company is considering alternatives to its labour model.

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