Smooth Talk Report

Modern-Day-Slavery

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We've now seen the introduction of the 'Smooth Drive Report' which allows Uber to track and own data on your every little move. They know if your standing, walking, texting of driving. How long before they share this data with car and health insurance companies? There is no option to opt-out either.

Safe rides matter so it's no wonder that Uber will want to take it further.

Coming soon: The Smooth Talk Report.

They can already access your phone's microphone so sit back and allow Uber to give you feedback on the audio atmosphere in your car. Are you talking in the right positive tone to riders? Are you singing too much? Is your radio too loud? Do you sound tired? We noticed your breathing pattern is irregular have you notified your health insurance company? Why are you arguing with your partner on the phone? Are you talking too much? Did you say something innapropriate about Uber? Deactivated.
 

Hillsy

New Member
if this is true, this really is an invasion of our privacy, Can they really listen? Can some one with knowledge reply.
 

SEAL Team 5

Well-Known Member
We've now seen the introduction of the 'Smooth Drive Report' which allows Uber to track and own data on your every little move. They know if your standing, walking, texting of driving. How long before they share this data with car and health insurance companies? There is no option to opt-out either.

Safe rides matter so it's no wonder that Uber will want to take it further.

Coming soon: The Smooth Talk Report.

They can already access your phone's microphone so sit back and allow Uber to give you feedback on the audio atmosphere in your car. Are you talking in the right positive tone to riders? Are you singing too much? Is your radio too loud? Do you sound tired? We noticed your breathing pattern is irregular have you notified your health insurance company? Why are you arguing with your partner on the phone? Are you talking too much? Did you say something innapropriate about Uber? Deactivated.
The day Uber can tell when I have an erection is the day I go Uber (postal).
 

SEAL Team 5

Well-Known Member
We've now seen the introduction of the 'Smooth Drive Report' which allows Uber to track and own data on your every little move. They know if your standing, walking, texting of driving. How long before they share this data with car and health insurance companies? There is no option to opt-out either.

Safe rides matter so it's no wonder that Uber will want to take it further.

Coming soon: The Smooth Talk Report.

They can already access your phone's microphone so sit back and allow Uber to give you feedback on the audio atmosphere in your car. Are you talking in the right positive tone to riders? Are you singing too much? Is your radio too loud? Do you sound tired? We noticed your breathing pattern is irregular have you notified your health insurance company? Why are you arguing with your partner on the phone? Are you talking too much? Did you say something innapropriate about Uber? Deactivated.
All this for $.70 a mile, where do I sign up?
 

UBERisaLOSER

Active Member
We've now seen the introduction of the 'Smooth Drive Report' which allows Uber to track and own data on your every little move. They know if your standing, walking, texting of driving. How long before they share this data with car and health insurance companies? There is no option to opt-out either.

Safe rides matter so it's no wonder that Uber will want to take it further.

Coming soon: The Smooth Talk Report.

They can already access your phone's microphone so sit back and allow Uber to give you feedback on the audio atmosphere in your car. Are you talking in the right positive tone to riders? Are you singing too much? Is your radio too loud? Do you sound tired? We noticed your breathing pattern is irregular have you notified your health insurance company? Why are you arguing with your partner on the phone? Are you talking too much? Did you say something innapropriate about Uber? Deactivated.
It's for our own protection. As long as you have nothing to hide, why worry? Thank you Uber for keeping us safe :smiles:
 

SEAL Team 5

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It's for our own protection. As long as you have nothing to hide, why worry? Thank you Uber for keeping us safe :smiles:
You really believe that? This is a company that will cease operations when fingerprinting and background checks are required by law. This is a company that allows a driver with 18 pages of driving violations and a criminal sex offense to operate a vehicle. This is a company with hundreds of lawsuits filed against them. And this is a company that CONvinces people to work for less then minimum wage. But don't worry, Uber still has your best interest.
 

SEAL Team 5

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No, they cannot, covert audio surveillance is widely illegal.
You know they'll update both pax and driver apps to include this. In some small print on page 47 there will be something to the affect "by accepting/requesting a fare the driver/rider gives Raiser LLC permission to audio/video record.......". You get the point. Just like on the back of tickets to concerts and sporting events.
 

Squirming Like A Toad

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You know they'll update both pax and driver apps to include this. In some small print on page 47 there will be something to the affect "by accepting/requesting a fare the driver/rider gives Raiser LLC permission to audio/video record.......". You get the point. Just like on the back of tickets to concerts and sporting events.
Not good enough. All parties must consent in some states, and a rider other than the app owner didn't consent to anything.
 

SEAL Team 5

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Not good enough. All parties must consent in some states, and a rider other than the app owner didn't consent to anything.
By accepting/requesting a fare you will give your consent. And it will be on the app owners responsibility to inform any riders about recording. Uber has been bending the law for years, their attorneys know how to word things. I bet less then 1% of drivers or riders ever read the entire agreement. Uber counts on the stupidity of its drivers and users to make money. Hell, it's been working for years for Uber.
 

Squirming Like A Toad

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By accepting/requesting a fare you will give your consent. And it will be on the app owners responsibility to inform any riders about recording. Uber has been bending the law for years, their attorneys know how to word things. I bet less then 1% of drivers or riders ever read the entire agreement. Uber counts on the stupidity of its drivers and users to make money. Hell, it's been working for years for Uber.
Sorry to interrupt this paranoid fantasy, but that's not how law works. If the law requires you to inform people that they are being monitored, it means exactly that. You must do it.

Even if it were legal to do such a thing, the bandwidth and data storage requirements would be enormous. Very expensive. And for what purpose, how does it profit Uber to monitor and record conversations between a driver and some guy paying an $8 fare?
 

SEAL Team 5

Well-Known Member
Sorry to interrupt this paranoid fantasy, but that's not how law works. If the law requires you to inform people that they are being monitored, it means exactly that. You must do it.

Even if it were legal to do such a thing, the bandwidth and data storage requirements would be enormous. Very expensive. And for what purpose, how does it profit Uber to monitor and record conversations between a driver and some guy paying an $8 fare?
So I guess you've never seen a sporting event on TV. Hell, just today in ESPN's top 10 they showed a woman protect herself from a foul ball with her plate of food, then they showed the same woman talking to her friends and taking selfies. Do you remember Motley Crüe's video of "Home Sweet Home"? There's a girl in the crowd on her boyfriends shoulders taking off her top. Same video you see and hear a girl singing with Vince Neil. Do you really think them 3 gave verbal permission to audio/video them? The back of their tickets had a disclaimer on them that states, by using this ticket for admission you give your consent. It's a very common thing. And the money is no object to Uber. Uber will use this tactic to show the public how much care and concern they have for safety. This will help eleviate Uber of many future lawsuits. Public buses have cameras, there are cameras on almost every street corner in large metropolitan areas. You're a little naive about this subject.
 

Squirming Like A Toad

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So I guess you've never seen a sporting event on TV. Hell, just today in ESPN's top 10 they showed a woman protect herself from a foul ball with her plate of food, then they showed the same woman talking to her friends and taking selfies. Do you remember Motley Crüe's video of "Home Sweet Home"? There's a girl in the crowd on her boyfriends shoulders taking off her top. Same video you see and hear a girl singing with Vince Neil. Do you really think them 3 gave verbal permission to audio/video them? The back of their tickets had a disclaimer on them that states, by using this ticket for admission you give your consent. It's a very common thing. And the money is no object to Uber. Uber will use this tactic to show the public how much care and concern they have for safety. This will help eleviate Uber of many future lawsuits. Public buses have cameras, there are cameras on almost every street corner in large metropolitan areas. You're a little naive about this subject.
Two reasons why this is inapplicable: 1) Everybody walking into the ballpark bought a ticket and 2) there is no reasonable expectation of privacy at a ball game. You are aware that there is audio and video broadcasting going on when you are in the stands. If you are in the bathroom and someone is taking pictures that is different.

An Uber vehicle is private property, it is privately contracted and unless it is a Pool ride where you are riding with strangers there is reasonable expectation of privacy from anyone who is not in the vehicle. A bus is public transportation. There is no expectation of privacy on a bus because anyone can be on the bus and see or hear anything you do.

There is also a difference between audio and video surveillance. The expectation of privacy of what people see is less than what people hear, because it is easier to see than hear people. A girl who strips in your car knows she can be seen outside of it, but there is no reason to believe she can be heard outside of it. In order for Uber to pull this off there would have to be a sign in every vehicle "Audio surveillance in effect" so that anyone who enters the car, paying passenger or not, will know and can choose not to say anything if they don't want to be monitored. Uber would also need a way to compel drivers to post and maintain the sign. Not going to happen.
 
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