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 September 11, 2018  Posted by  Business, Surveillance

Megan Rose Dickey reports:

On the heels of the rape and murder of a Didi ride-hailing passenger in China, Uber has announced some new features to ensure safety for both the passenger and the driver. The first is what Uber  calls Ride Check, which activates if the driver’s smartphone senses a possible crash. Ride Check will also activate if the GPS sensor in the driver’s phone notices there’s an abnormally long or unexpected stop during the trip.

Read more on TechCrunch.  As Joe Cadillic commented to me, this is really just another surveillance app. Well, when you put it that way….

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