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To Uber or Not to Uber? Ridesharing Faces Controversy

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The big technology story for 2014 is Uber, the wildly popular ridesharing app that has revolutionized the taxi business. Great ideas, however, often experience growing pains. This month we bring you up to speed on possible safety risks using of Uber.
To Uber or Not to Uber? Ridesharing Faces Controversy

Downloads of the Uber app continue at a brisk pace, ranking #41 on the Apple App Store.

With one tap of a smartphone app, Uber is upending the taxi business and changing the way people around the world commute. The meteoric rise ofUber, and other ridesharing services like Lyft and Sidecar,offer convenience and savings for riders while creating new work opportunities for drivers. But concerns about oversight, safety, pricing and worker rights have made 2014 a bumpy ride for Uber.  You should know the risks of ridesharing and your rights (or lack thereof) as a passenger.

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