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Uber plans to start audio-recording rides in the U.S. for safety The ride-hailing firm is launching an audio-recording pilot in Latin America.

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Uberserge
1218 Rider Driver
 Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

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It is about time, the only protection a driver has against unjust deactivation is video and audio. Of course CA has strict privacy laws, let's see how this goes!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/11/20/uber-plans-start-audio-recording-rides-us-safety/

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    chawes
    741 Rider Guru
     1 week ago

    Sure, and in a few years they'll start saving all the recordings, "for safety and market research purposes", and then we'll all start seeing ads all over the place for whatever thing we were last discussing in our Uber.  Bet on it.

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    momof4
    8105 Rider Driver
     1 week ago

    I am not to sure if I like this. If our phones are in the mount on the dash it will be possible for riders to see us start recording (not a fan of that). I am not planning on recording every ride. What if Uber could randomly go in and check any ride we record & listen to our conversations? We would never know it. Who knows if Uber would have capability to turn on the recorded anytime they felt like it. They could listen to private conversations we have anytime with family, friends, doctor appts, etc..  I know this sounds somewhat paranoid but they have done some shady things in the past. Including spying on companies and people. I am sure Uber will have it buried into TOS that the recordings are property of Uber & they have the right to listen to them without our permission. Look at Siri, Alexa, google assistant, and the list goes on. Again I dont trust Uber. 

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    I am not to sure if I like this. If our phones are in the mount on the dash it will be possible for riders to see us start recording (not a fan of that). I am not planning on recording every ride. What if Uber could randomly go in and check any ride we record & listen to our conversations? We would never know it. Who knows if Uber would have capability to turn on the recorded anytime they felt like it. They could listen to private conversations we have anytime with family, friends, doctor appts, etc..  I know this sounds somewhat paranoid but they have done some shady things in the past. Including spying on companies and people. I am sure Uber will have it buried into TOS that the recordings are property of Uber & they have the right to listen to them without our permission. Look at Siri, Alexa, google assistant, and the list goes on. Again I dont trust Uber. 

    Riders could bait a driver into certain conversations regarding controversial topics. Get a driver to give an opinion or to say something that is "offensive". Unfortunately everything you say anymore could "offend" someone. Rider gives driver 1 star, clicks offensive conversation (statement), sends recording, driver is deactivated. Riders say & do ridiculous things to get free rides. What sucks is you really dont hear about female drivers killing, raping, and robbing riders but yet we have to deal with the fallout & BS. 

    Many drivers go by "my car my rules". My question is "Is it really our rules"?  

    Riders can now secretly tape us without our permission or knowledge. Is this legal in all states? Where do we draw the line? How far will Uber & Lyft have to go to make riders safe? At what point does a driver say enough is enough? It's my car I am not comfortable with riders recording me so no not happening. Remember according to Uber they are an app that connects riders with drivers. They are not a transportation company.  Drivers are IC not employees. How is it they have all these rules for the drivers? Be able to control drivers? I know I will not harm my riders, I bought and paid for my car, i made the car payments, I pay for gas, maintenance, etc but Uber says I have to let my guy/lady I pick up record our conversation and not tell me about it.  Not liking this. I may never speak to my riders again. Lol



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