Uber agrees to expanded settlement with FTC over 2016 data breach

Uber will start conducting yearly background checks on drivers

As part of Khosrowshahi's turnaround effort, Uber said Thursday it would begin running background checks on drivers annually, in addition to its current practice of conducting such checks when they sign up to work for Uber.

The company is partnering with RapidSOS on the feature, which will connect a user with local emergency services with the tap of a button.

Critically, the 911 feature will display the car's real-time location so riders can pass the information along to dispatchers. This makes it easier than ever to share your trip, so loved ones can follow along and know when you've arrived.

Trusted Contacts - Up to five friends and family members can be designated as trusted contacts.

That feature also displays real-time location from the moving vehicle, including addresses, so riders can share that information directly with the emergency operator.

Reuters reported that US District Judge Michael Baylson said on Wednesday that Uber does not exert enough control over drivers for its limo service, Uber Black, to be considered their employer under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Working with the National Emergency Number Association so that 911 calls from the App are immediately directed to the correct call center, speeding up response time. "We're going beyond cars".

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Today host Savannah Guthrie also asked Khosrowshahi about Facebook's data breach scandal.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Hall said the new features won't change how frequently he uses Uber but he supports the change.

New offense notifications: Uber will go beyond annual reruns and be among the first to invest in technology that rapidly identifies new offenses.

The FTC said intruders used the access key to download from Uber's cloud storage unencrypted files containing more than 25 million names and email addresses, 22 million names and mobile phone numbers, and 600,000 names and driver's license numbers of U.S. Uber drivers and riders.

Uber's Safety Advisory Board was established in 2015 to bring new approaches, feedback, and expertise to our safety processes and technology.

Uber's new 911 Assistance service is now under testing mode and is being used in Denver.

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is now in charge of Uber's Safety Council as the high-tech company strives to make its transportation network safer.

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