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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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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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Who's really taking you for an Uber ride?

After an Uber driver allegedly rapes a woman in Boston, the ride-sharing service's background checks come under scrutiny.

By December 22, 2014

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Uber hit yet again with legality concerns -- this time in Asia

Taiwan and China mega-city Chongqing are questioning whether Uber has the right to operate its service -- regardless of Uber's new agreement with Chinese search engine Baidu.

By December 22, 2014

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Boston Uber driver charged with sexual assault

A Boston Uber driver who allegedly attacked a woman is charged with rape, kidnapping and two counts of assault and battery.

By December 18, 2014

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Uber's year of prosperity and controversy

Uber had a tumultuous 2014. Here's a look at its biggest ups and downs -- from becoming the highest-valued venture-backed company in the world to #Ubergate.

By December 26, 2014

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Uber driver arrested in alleged rape of female passenger in India

Local police say they will take legal action against the on-demand ride service over alleged driver and vehicle violations.

By December 7, 2014

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After fatal Lyft crash, insurance coverage questions arise

A Lyft passenger was killed in an accident near Sacramento, Calif., over the weekend, but it looks like the ride-sharing service's insurance will cover it.

By November 3, 2014

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Uber driver charged with battery on SF rider

A driver is cited after he allegedly pulled a passenger out of his car and then smashed her phone.

By October 21, 2014