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Uber adds safety features to app, including direct dial to 911

Uber adds safety features to app, including direct dial to 911

Uber adds safety features to app, including direct dial to 911

There's also a new Emergency button that connects riders directly to a 911 operator from inside the app. The service also will send the user's location, a description of the vehicle and Uber trip details to the 911 dispatcher.

'The announcements that we're making are just a step along the way of making Uber fundamentally safer for drivers and riders'. "As a start, today we're excited to share a series of product updates that give riders more ways to get around without needing a vehicle, and new ways we're collaborating with cities". "We're listening to our riders as well as our drivers and they're asking to be able to get in touch with emergency services as fast as possible". The bug bounty program was created to provide financial rewards to parties who responsibly disclose security vulnerabilities rather than those who maliciously exploit vulnerabilities to access consumers' personal information.

Uber has been testing its new features with Denver's 911 system, which automatically sends the rider's location, as well as driver and auto information, to the dispatch center.

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It was bad policy for Uber to do just one background check for drivers and never follow up, said Thomas Mauriello, a senior lecturer of forensic science at the University of Maryland. 'But if it doesn't, then I think that's a problem'. The drivers work when they want to and are free to do what they want in between rides, Baylson said. "You go on the bus, it doesn't feel weird". This new features are here to ensure the safety of the passengers who ride through Uber's cab.

"After misleading consumers about its privacy and security practices, Uber compounded its misconduct by failing to inform the Commission that it suffered another data breach in 2016 while the Commission was investigating the company's strikingly similar 2014 breach", acting FTC chairman Maureen Ohlhausen said in a statement. The two companies said they also will be working together to offer the integration to new cities around the globe. You can select the trusted contacts which would received alerts from you while you take Uber rides. The App will be customizable so that users can only share those details when they are riding at night, for instance. We're partnering with the National Emergency Number Association on a project to improve communications between the nation's thousands of 911 centers.

Uber's latest effort to deal with rider safety follows numerous past headlines about risky situations with drivers.

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