Erin Heffernin reports:
On a recent Saturday night, two women in their early 20s called an Uber from Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis.
Within minutes “Jason” arrived driving a black Chevrolet Silverado. They climbed into the pickup’s back seat, illuminated by purple lights.
The driver, a bearded man in his 30s, was friendly. The women asked where he went to high school. They joked about friends they were going to meet at a bar across town.
But there was something the women didn’t know: Their driver was streaming a live video of them to the internet, and comments from viewers were pouring in.
Read more on St. Louis Today.
As the reporter notes, Missouri is a one-party consent state, which seems to be in the driver’s favor if you’re wondering whether this is legal.
But if this is legal, maybe it’s time to revise the law.
Updated July 22: Ars Technica is reporting:
A St. Louis Uber and Lyft driver has been kicked off both companies’ platforms after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday night that he had been livestreaming his passengers for months without their consent.