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Monthly Archives: October 2020

‘A totally different ballgame’: Inside Uber and Lyft’s fight over gig worker status

Published August 28, 2020 on CNET News
Labor activists are targeted in a social media campaign as gig economy companies spend millions to prevent workers from becoming employees.

How Uber and Lyft battled Seattle over minimum wage for drivers

Published July 14, 2020 on CNET News
As the city looked into how much drivers should be paid, the ride-hailing companies commissioned their own study, which painted a rosier picture.

How boogaloo members allegedly used Facebook to plot a murder

Published June 19, 2020 on CNET News
To track down the suspects, the FBI pieced together surveillance videos, cellphone records and social media conversations.

Private Facebook groups are using ‘Justice for George Floyd’ as a cloak for racist behavior

Published June 16, 2020 on CNET News
Experts say these groups serve to indoctrinate and radicalize like-minded people with racist rhetoric.

Gig workers with COVID-19 symptoms say it’s hard to get sick leave from Uber, Lyft, Instacart

Published March 26, 2020 on CNET News
The gig economy companies promised workers paid leave if they got the virus or were quarantined. Here are stories from five people who’ve struggled to get help.

Lyft is fostering a sexual assault ‘epidemic,’ victims say

Published October 24, 2019 on CNET News
Sexual assaults are reportedly happening daily to Lyft passengers. Lawsuits involving at least 34 women allege the ride-hailing company isn’t doing enough to stop them.

Bedbugs are giving Airbnb users headaches… and itchy bites

Published August 13, 2019 on CNET News
Waking up with bedbug bites can be a nightmare. It’s also a costly and traumatic problem for Airbnb guests and hosts.