You Can Now Uber a Helicopter, but You Probably Shouldn't
A select few can now Uber a helicopter that, like all helicopters, pollutes the air and accelerates climate change.
This Artist Is Hacking Google to Create Surreal Street View Art
Brooklyn-based artist Jason Isolini has inserted over 42 immersive pieces of art into Google Maps’s Street View tool.
Pro Tip: If You Rob a Dunkin Donuts, Don't Take an Uber Home
This is not the first time a robbery suspect has opened the Uber app and ordered an on-demand getaway vehicle, but it's never a good idea.
Uber Was Designed to Exploit Drivers
The company's disjointed, decentralized strategy makes it almost immune to labor action.
Slack Warns Investors It's a Target for Nation-State Hacking
As Slack prepares to go public, the company is warning potential investors that it's a target for malicious attacks from “sophisticated organized crime, nation-state, and nation-state supported actors,” according to an SEC filing published today.
Lyft and Uber Want to Fund Better Roads...for Lyft and Uber
Rideshare companies are investing in public infrastructure, but only when it helps their bottom line.
Things You’re Doing to Save the Planet That Are Actually Terrible
That reusable cotton tote is polluting the air and water way more than a plastic bag.
Gig Workers Are Overpaying on Tax Day
Workers for Uber, TaskRabbit, and Handy overpaid by 21 percent because of lost deductions.
EFF Says LA’s Scooter Location Data Could Unmask Individual Riders
This month, the Los Angeles Department for Transportation will enter the next phase of collecting the real-time location of scooters like Lime and Bird.
Scooter Companies Split on Giving Real-Time Location Data to Los Angeles
Uber, which is pushing back against the requests for real-time location data of its JUMP scooters, was granted a provisional, month-long permit, while other companies received a full-year license.
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
Exploring The Ethics of Ridehailing Apps
Via strives to be environmentally friendly, wants to decrease traffic congestion, and pays its drivers more than Uber and Lyft—but is there a catch?
Can a Ridehailing App Be Ethical?
Via pays its drivers more than any other company, focuses on environmentally friendly practices, and wants to decrease traffic congestion. But is there a catch?