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Uber and Lyft confirm drivers can’t broadcast videos of passengers after a string of privacy incidents

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momof4
6724 Rider Driver
 Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

https://www.businessinsider.com/uber-lyft-reaffirm-ban-on-streaming-by-drivers-after-string-of-incidents-twitch-ottawa-senators-2018-11


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    momof4
    6724 Rider Driver
     5 months ago  (edited 5 months ago)

    I dont think drivers should be able to post these videos on social media. They are supposed to be used for security reasons and as evidence if needed.  People know they are being recorded why not be more careful. If these hockey players didnt want their conversation out there dont talk shit when you know you are being recorded. Why take the chance. Rag mags pay good money for those things.  As much as you shouldnt have to worry about what you are talking about or what you are doing, in todays world you need to. 

    This wasnt recorded but one night I picked up 2 women who came from a bachelorette party. They complained about and trashed the bridal party for the 45 min ride. Telling me how awful it was. As it turned out the next day I see on FB a friend (more of an acquaintance) talking about the same party. Her post much different from the 2 ladies the night before. I mentioned that I picked up 2 people from that bachelorette party. I didnt mention a word about what the 2...

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    I dont think drivers should be able to post these videos on social media. They are supposed to be used for security reasons and as evidence if needed.  People know they are being recorded why not be more careful. If these hockey players didnt want their conversation out there dont talk shit when you know you are being recorded. Why take the chance. Rag mags pay good money for those things.  As much as you shouldnt have to worry about what you are talking about or what you are doing, in todays world you need to. 

    This wasnt recorded but one night I picked up 2 women who came from a bachelorette party. They complained about and trashed the bridal party for the 45 min ride. Telling me how awful it was. As it turned out the next day I see on FB a friend (more of an acquaintance) talking about the same party. Her post much different from the 2 ladies the night before. I mentioned that I picked up 2 people from that bachelorette party. I didnt mention a word about what the 2 riders said. One of the riders from the night before posted "what happens in an Uber stays in the Uber". I replied "of course lol". I am sure the 2 riders were concerned I would say something. I had no intentions on doing so. You never know so be careful when trash talking. Lol

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      LG-PA
      775 Driver
       4 months ago

      I drove two 20 somethings sisters o a long ride, at one point they asked me if they are being recorded, I said yes and reassured them that all footage gets written over every 24 hours. And that I did not need their permission in NJ or any state for that matter. They understood it was for everyone's safety but started texting each other instead of talking, or perhaps they were googling whether I really did not need their consent to record interior of my car - lol:), then they finally loosened back up, maybe found the answer that matched what I told them and were fine talking. Even tipped me $15.00 so I know all was cool

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        momof4
        6724 Rider Driver
         4 months ago

        Probably did look it up:) I am sure that when you reassured them that it was gone in 24hrs they felt better about. Obviously its a great idea to have a camera. Thats my next investment after holidays. I also understand it from riders point of view. Especially if you are a high profile person.  In general I think they may make some people uncomfortable. I had a few Home Health cases where there were cameras all over the house. I completely understand why and I would do it to if I had people coming to my house taking care of my mom or my kids. I felt uncomfortable at first knowing they were on eventually got used to it but every once in awhile it was still uncomfortable.    

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    CurbDigger
    158
     4 months ago

    Well, it took them long enough to state the obvious.

    Wasn't there an post on this forum with a pic of an underage girl puking on her self on the sidewalk? 

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      momof4
      6724 Rider Driver
       4 months ago

      The only reason they came out and finally said something is they were probably afraid they would somehow be sued also.  The video thing is great to protect drivers from false accusations but never should've been able to post to docial media. Uber should've came out with a policy right away from the start preventing drivers from posting videos all over social media. There are drivers who do Uber Karaoke with riders but they get permission first from those riders or they dont post them. I can understand drivers telling stories about riders on social media assuming real names are never mentioned. We only get a 1st name and name disappears after trip is ended. The stories dont hurt anyone. Videos can destroy a persons life so not fair.  Just like a lot of videos out there can ruin people's lives. Anyone with a phone can take a video anywhere anytime and post to social media without permission or post half the video that doesnt tell the full story. Sorry but no one ...

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      The only reason they came out and finally said something is they were probably afraid they would somehow be sued also.  The video thing is great to protect drivers from false accusations but never should've been able to post to docial media. Uber should've came out with a policy right away from the start preventing drivers from posting videos all over social media. There are drivers who do Uber Karaoke with riders but they get permission first from those riders or they dont post them. I can understand drivers telling stories about riders on social media assuming real names are never mentioned. We only get a 1st name and name disappears after trip is ended. The stories dont hurt anyone. Videos can destroy a persons life so not fair.  Just like a lot of videos out there can ruin people's lives. Anyone with a phone can take a video anywhere anytime and post to social media without permission or post half the video that doesnt tell the full story. Sorry but no one should be able to post any video or pic without a persons consent. Since its acceptable and happens all the time best thing one can do is behave in public and watch what you say & do especially knowing you are being recorded as in what happened to the hockey player. 


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