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Uber Driver Charged with Rape As Company Promises to Make Service Safer

Uber Driver Charged with Rape As Company Promises to Make Service Safer

By Josh Wolford December 18, 2014

Yesterday, Uber made a promise to make the service safer, by focusing more attention of background checks for drivers and employing new technology to make sure customers get the safest ride possible. Today, another Uber driver has been charged with …

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