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It's possible that Gargac's passengers could have some legal recourse, Pate said, but their cases would have to rely on the fact that Gargac was not just recording, but also livestreaming, and whether they had a "reasonable expectation of privacy" in the backseat of an Uber or Lyft. … [Read more...] about Uber and Lyft dropped a driver for livestreaming passengers without their consent. But it’s legal
The driver, 32-year-old Jason Gargac, streamed his videos on Twitch under the username "JustSmurf," according to the Post-Dispatch, but his channel no longer contains videos. "Sorry. Unless you've got a time machine, that content is unavailable," Twitch tells users on his page. (Twitch is owned by Amazon.com, whose chief executive, Jeff Bezos, owns The Washington Post.) … [Read more...] about Uber and Lyft suspend driver who secretly livestreamed passengers
The bill imposes a one-year ceiling on non-wheelchair-accessible ride-hailing vehicles while the city undertakes a study on the impacts of ride-hailing. Uber had objected to the proposal, arguing it would increase wait times and make rides harder to find in neighborhoods across the city. … [Read more...] about New York City Council passes cap on Uber and Lyft
Lyft's All-Access plan offers residents a discounted fare for 30 rides of $15 or fewer. Lyft customers would normally pay up to $450 for that many rides, according to the company; the All-Access plan costs $299 per month. Customers receive a 5 percent discount for additional rides, but unused rides at the end of a 30-day period do not roll over to the next 30-day period. … [Read more...] about Lyft Is Rolling Out a 30-Day Ride Subscription for $299