A glitch in the new app Uber created for its drivers accidentally exposed tons of confidential, sensitive personal information — like drivers’ licenses and financial documents — to other Uber drivers across the country, the company confirmed. The Uber Partner app, introduced earlier on Tuesday, is the ride-hailing startup’s new tool for drivers to manage their accounts and track their rides. It’s also how new Uber drivers get brought onto the system, including entering their personal information and uploading stuff like their tax forms so they can get paid.
I have a car that meets their standards for my area and I’ve just been notified that I’ve passed their background check. Is it really worth it though? Driving for Uber, the get-a-ride service that’s giving the traditional taxi industry a run for its money, is probably one of the most popular side hustles in the country. So, to help you decide if joining the world of Uber is worth your while, we went straight to the source for advice: current and former Uber drivers. “I decided to do Uber because I thought it would be a good break away from sitting in front of a computer all day,” says Peris Meeks, a Los Angeles-based freelance web developer who’s been driving for Uber for about two months. “I also needed an extra form of income, and I thought it would be a good, flexible alternative to a 9-5 (job).” Flexibility is perhaps one of the biggest draws to becoming an Uber driver.
Experts have only begun to wrestle with what happens to the millions of jobs supported by driving today if cars and trucks don't need drivers and don't crash.
Happy November, y’all! It’s that weird calm-before-the-storm weekend. You know what we’re talking about — next weekend you have friends in town, the weekend after that you have your last wedding of the season AND you need to see Mockingjay at midnight, then it’s, like, THANKSGIVING and then it’s practically Christmas and you haven’t even figured out what you’re wearing for New Year’s Eve yet so — WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?! Stop.