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kidnapping

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Kidnapped woman calls for help via online pizza order, say police

Technically Incorrect: Tapping an app and begging for Pizza Hut to call 911 may have saved a Florida woman and her three children from her knife-wielding boyfriend.

By May 6, 2015

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Uber disputes kidnapping claims

A Los Angeles woman claims her Uber driver drove her 20 miles off her route and took her to an abandoned parking lot. Uber says the driver was dealing with an intoxicated passenger.

By October 14, 2014

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Uber settles lawsuit over fatal SF crash that killed girl

Crash that claimed the life of a 6-year-old raised questions about passenger safety on ride-hailing services.

By July 14, 2015

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Uber says no guns in cars, changing policy

The ride-hailing firm updates its terms and bans firearms for both drivers and passengers using its services.

By June 20, 2015

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Stormtroopers with kittens? 'Star Wars' villains show their soft side

"Star Wars" cosplayers pose with cats, dogs, rabbits and even guinea pigs to help encourage pet adoption. CNET chats with photographer Rohit Saxena about his adorkable photo series.

By May 12, 2015

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Ep. 1352: Where we kidnap our childhood

An app that lets you sign up for a voluntary kidnapping, nerds spending way too much money on one-word Twitter accounts, LA rolls back a pathetically disorganized iPad rollout to high school students, the answer to why "The Simpsons" is still unavailable to stream, and a very long analysis of the family dynamic in "Full House."

By September 27, 2013

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The 404 1,352: Where we kidnap our childhood (podcast)

An app that lets you sign up for a voluntary kidnapping, nerds spending way too much money on one-word Twitter accounts, LA rolls back a pathetically disorganized iPad rollout to high school students, the answer to why "The Simpsons" is still unavailable to stream, and a very long analysis of the family dynamic in "Full House."

By September 27, 2013

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Can one woman change the way Uber operates?

After allegedly being raped by her Uber driver in Delhi, an Indian woman sues the US-based ride-hailing service on its home turf. She's asking Uber to "overhaul" its safety measures around the world.

By April 25, 2015

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Uber asks US court to toss out alleged rape case from India

The car-hailing service says a US-based company cannot be sued in a "dispute involving an alleged wrong committed by one Indian citizen against another Indian citizen, in India."

By April 7, 2015

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Uber homes in on safety initiatives amid concerns

After a series of allegations of Uber drivers committing rape and other crimes against passengers, the ride-hailing company expands on its safety measures.

By March 25, 2015