Jul 23, 2018

Uber driver streamed hidden camera videos on Twitch

An Uber and Lyft driver who broadcast videos of his passengers online has been suspended from both car-sharing services. Mr Gargac worked as a part-time Uber and Lyft driver in the St Louis area of Missouri, USA. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, passengers did not always know he was live-streaming their journey from a camera mounted on the windscreen. Many viewers of Mr Gargac's videos left derogatory comments on the videos, rating passengers for their attractiveness. Some of the videos also revealed passengers' names and addresses. Mr Gargac told the newspaper he had made changes to offer passengers more privacy, including switching off the street-facing camera when approaching passengers' homes.

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