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After warning Uber that its planned launch would violate city regulations, Oregon's largest city files a lawsuit to shut down the ride-sharing service's operations there.
A Portland transportation official says the ride-sharing service is operating illegally in the city and warns that drivers could face fines or even jail time.
Uber says that it has applied for a taxi fleet license and will only work with drivers who have had "re-verification" of their police clearance to improve rider safety.
The ride-sharing service says the data, compiled in a way that protects driver and rider privacy, can be used to reduce congestion, expand transportation options and even identify potholes.
While the ride-sharing service is entering 2015 with plans for worldwide expansion, it's also dealing with mounting resistance from regulators.
CEO Travis Kalanick is named in the indictment, which accuses the ride-sharing service of violating public transportation law.
But coffee drinkers who live in Portland, Ore., can already take advantage of Starbucks' Mobile Order & Pay system.
The South Korean capital says it will give up to 1 million won, or a little more than $900, to anyone who reports cases of Uber drivers carrying paying customers.
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.
Ride-sharing service plans to pause operations for three months while the city takes time to craft new taxi regulations.