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Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

Technology
Drivers for the ride-hailing company Uber are frustrated over a glitch that is keeping them from being paid immediately. The Mercury News of San Jose reports San Francisco-based Uber was still working on Saturday to fix a problem that was reported Friday. An Uber spokesperson said the company has identified an issue with its "Instant Pay" feature and that drivers will be paid. Instant Pay allows drivers to be paid immediately for rides. The news organization reports the Uber spokesperson declined further comment. It's not known what caused the issue, when it began or how many drivers were affected. Meanwhile, frustrated and angry drivers are taking to social media, saying that they don't like working for free or that they need the instant payouts for gas.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News...
'They're at risk:' Congo's taxi drivers fear Ebola's spread

'They're at risk:' Congo's taxi drivers fear Ebola's spread

Health
Propped against his motorcycle taxi outside a hospital in the city affected by Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Jean Cedric waved a hand in the air, showing his fear about the risks of his job. "We're picking up everyone who's sick and we have no idea if they have Ebola or not. Why aren't we being vaccinated?" he said. Last month, he said, he gave a lift to a doctor who had treated someone who died of Ebola. It left Cedric worried that he might have contracted the virus, which spreads via bodily fluids of those infected and can take up to three weeks to develop symptoms. Despite his worries, the taxi driver in Mbandaka city never presented himself to health officials, who are vaccinating everyone who's had direct contact with a sick person and then contacts of those people, too. Nor...
Study reveals missing drivers of ocean deoxygenation

Study reveals missing drivers of ocean deoxygenation

Science
June 11 (UPI) -- Over the last 50 years, the amount of oxygen in the world's oceans has declined by 2 percent. Models designed to simulate the phenomenon, however, have failed to reproduce such significant losses. Now, scientists have identified the blind spots in current models, as well as drivers of ocean deoxygenation ignored or underestimated by popular simulations. One of the biggest drivers of ocean deoxygenation is global warming. As increases in the amount of CO2 have encouraged a greenhouse gas effect, heating the atmosphere, the ocean has warmed, too. Warmer water can't absorb as much gas. Rising ocean temperatures can explain approximately 20 percent of the ocean deoxygenation measured over the last half-century, and the current computer models account for this type of oxygen ...
Uber data hack hit 2.7m UK riders and drivers

Uber data hack hit 2.7m UK riders and drivers

Technology
Uber says the data breach it kept secret for over a year resulted in the personal data of approximately 2.7 million people in the UK being exposed.The ride-hailing app - already under pressure in this country on employment rights and the future of its operating licence in London - said it could not be sure of the figure because of the way it collects data by country.It revealed last week that the data of 57 million people worldwide was exposed by hackers in October 2016.:: Uber loses appeal over employment rights rulingVideo:Spanish taxi drivers launch strike over Uber It later emerged the company had effectively paid off the persons responsible in the belief the information - which included names, addresses and mobile phone numbers - would be deleted and not used by the criminals.Uber als...