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How Hackers Hold Schools for Ransom
"To try to put the attack on jessica school context. We reached out to dave bertie. He covers cybersecurity for the wall street journal. And he's been writing about this uptick in ransomware attacks across the digital world. There's been an explosion of ransomware this year. It's an increasingly common way. for attackers. to target businesses healthcare organizations nonprofits or as the case may be schools in the reason. Why is just because. It's an effective business tactic if you encrypt in organizations data. That's basically what they need to function particularly in a digital environment. So as you've had a business or school that have moved more remote learning. That sort of expands. The opportunities to take advantage are there demonstrably more attacks on schools this year. Are we just aware of them. Will the first thing that's always important to point out here is that it's hard if not impossible to count the dogs that don't bark there have been probably about three hundred fifty or more. Cyber incidents reported across the united states this year in schools in schools and others probably a few dozen have been ransomware but that said those are only incidents that have been publicly reported so in many cases schools. They don't wanna take the pr hit an embarrassing situation. They don't want people to know. They paid off a criminal group to get their systems up and running. They might just keep that on the dl and not notify anyone. Even though schools aren't the richest targets around one of the reasons that hackers focus on them is that unlike big businesses. They often aren't equipped to defend themselves. We have seen attackers really zero win. On some of these districts may or may not have built out. It departments in many cases in addition to them being sort of under funded over the course of years their it departments. The also had these really really insane strange just put on them so the coronavirus remote learning getting kids up and running with their chromebooks. Or what have you so. There's really a lot of moving parts here. And i think criminals are smart enough to take advantage of them. So yeah is there just sort of like a handful of people who are in charge in your typical school district of distributing the chromebooks and also guarding against malware. I mean i would say the vast majority of school districts they don't have dedicated cybersecurity professionals even in most districts aside from the larger ones. You don't have that much of a built out. it staff. I talked to the chief information. Security officer of seattle public. School district is a very large school district in the grand scheme of things the only have eighteen. It people for that entire district of that team. Only two of them are dedicated on cybersecurity. So when you're in a position where you are suddenly thrust into remote learning environment and you need to get tens of thousands of devices online with seattle. I think it was fifty three thousand devices for students alone. I mean you really spread thin across a very big network of devices and potential threats. The threat of ransomware attacks has extended to fertility clinics and company providing software for one of the covid vaccine. Trials and the human consequences can be harrowing. There was an incident in germany where a hospital was targeted with ransomware. And as a result of that who is actually in an ambulance on her way to the hospital had to be diverted into another facility about thirty minutes farther away and this wounded women ended up dying. She didn't get care especially needed to get so german. Prosecutors basically tried to connect those dots they were asking the question can we show in a legal way. Causation between these attackers can we show causation. That they actually causes woman's death and ended the day they couldn't it was more of a correlation not causation situation. And i think that was the closest that we've come collectively to getting to a point where we're saying. Oh there's actually a cyber attack that has taken someone's life Let's walk through how this happens. Let's say you are a school administrator or hospital. it percent what do you notice. I will typically you know if if you really if something's wrong with your laptop and you really need to get to work you'll call the. It guy you'll always it guy and you'll say hey what's up with my laptop. I can't log into my email. Then typically they'll run through some scans and see that something's wrong with the system. They'll eventually get some sort of communication from one of these ransom. Learn groups saying. Hey we're here we've gotten into your system. We've locked up your data and we want x. Number of bitcoin in response. So that's really when it sort of gets this point where a school or business has to decide okay. Are we going to alert law enforcement. Are we going to call an outside forensics firm to try to understand what happened. Have we backed up all of our data within our system. And how quickly will be able to get that back. Do we want to pay this ransom payment. Like is the tradeoff. Good enough for us to do that. So there's a lot of moving parts that a lot of Businesses or schools or hospitals have to evaluate is all as happens the baltimore schools. Where just by works. They shut everything down. They sort of put everything on pause for a couple of days. Is that standard. Yeah i can typically standard. I talked with a school district in southern california. A administrator notices email was down the. It guys said it's ransomware for sure. So they physically went to every device in their school district. So we're talking about a school district of six thousand kids. Went every room went to all of their offices. Disabled unplugged device in that entire school district. And that's that's one way you know sort of a crude way of trying to limit the spread of of these things and then obviously on the back end when all these problems need to go through each and every one of those devices can them makes your their clean. Get them back online. What how often do victims turn to outside help whether that's law enforcement or whether that is digital forensics company to help them abc's extremely common there is entire ecosystem cybersecurity firms specialized in this sort of work. So you have a forensic firm that might come in to try to understand. Hey this is exactly how they got in to your computer system. This is exactly the type of software that they're using. This is exactly the type of data that they took from your system. In addition to that you have other groups. That are adept at negotiating. They actually talk to these groups. They have long term relationships in some cases with many of these groups and they say we can talk them down from ten bitcoin to five bitcoin. Whatever whatever the the number is the so it is sort of an emerging field just within cybersecurity as this is becoming a bigger and bigger problem. How much money are we generally talking about. Because my husband actually just how to ransomware attack on his nonprofit theater company and the attackers were asking for fifteen hundred dollars in bitcoin and eventually they said you know what we're not gonna pay them. We have the backed up data but they did have this moment of thinking in the scheme of our business. It's not that much money like. Are we talking about people who are shooting for big amounts or you know are they targeting twenty five different places for relatively gettable sums across the security community. It's broadly understood that ransom demands are basically going up. The trend line is pointing upward. But it can vary between in the thousands of dollars like as as a case with with your husband. But if you're getting to a larger corporation you have some people who specialized in this area saying that ransom demands could be ten million twenty million dollars. Well so i mean. Obviously attackers are smart enough to know they're not going to go with to attend with a ten million dollar demand to a school district. That certainly can't pay that in. That would make it an easy decision for them. They're they're trying to find like the right price point as well where they can have some sort of a six rate. Do school districts do hospitals. Do these places tend to pay. It really varies. It depends on what type of data has been encrypted. It depends whether those school districts have backed up their data beforehand which would make sort of rebooting the system much easier but what is almost always true. Is that school very cagey about saying whether they paid. No one wants to say that. They paid off a hacker that they gave someone from a country in the side of the other side of the world. A million bucks get their systems online. It's a very difficult. Pr situation for any organization or school to tiptoe around because it says what your system is rable and that you're willing to pay or that you just were bad cybersecurity. I mean all of the above. And i think one of the sort of broader questions that the entire cyber community is really wrestling with is. Should you pay broadly speaking. Are we incentivizing hackers to keep taking advantage of schools or keep taking advantage of businesses if they keep on paying and i understand that argument completely. It's it's very straightforward point of view on the other hand. If your business is offline for two weeks or a month or if your schools taken off line paying off might be the better option to you if it means basically losing all of your customers or you know having kids go out of school for a month or so. Dave says it's a bit of a vicious cycle vulnerable systems plus a willingness to pay tends to lead to more attacks but the victims are only half of the equation. The other half the perpetrators behind that screen demanding. Bitcoin are part of a criminal industry. That is surprisingly organized. One of the interesting things that cyber security researchers really say is these groups oftentimes act almost as corporate entities. They're very professional. They have partnerships between groups at times they subcontract to specialists within the hacking profession. If they have you know someone who's particularly adept at getting into a system. They'll go to that person to try to launch their attack. So you'd really do have this sort of our in de element almost a within the hacking community when it when it comes to them trying to hone their craft and zero win an exactly the right targets when people are negotiating or even having a conversation with. The attackers are to be trusted. Like you know are. Are you gonna trustees folks if they say like okay. Pay us are fifteen hundred bucks in bitcoin. And actually you're going to get your data back or is that a terrible idea. You would think that criminals are not to be trusted in. Obviously they're they're not But at the end of the day these groups are also playing a long game when it comes to their business and they have as i said a reporter with some of these negotiators that work with businesses and schools. If they don't pay if they don't decryption data after you pay them money. Those negotiators will know for their subsequent clients and they will know to not advise clients in the future to pay. So you had this weird dynamic that develops were. The groups are actually like worried about their sort of like brand in some respects. That's completely fascinating. Yeah it's totally wild thing and one lawyer who works in a lot of these investigations like re recently told me we don't wanna get to the level buber comparing it to customer service. But they're like definitely getting to a point where once you pay up in some cases they're trying to be helpful so that in the future they're known as sort of an honest broker while attacks may be more. Frequent ransomware isn't new like with so many other things cove it just accelerated existing trent so we have just seen a growth in the amount of ransomware with some of these criminal groups that have been long established in countries around the world just gravitating toward an effective tool that they're using so when you talk to cybersecurity researchers who follow this closely attribution is very difficult but they tend to say that the countries in which these types of groups operate our might might be the ones that you tend to think of korea iran china countries in the soviet bloc or central asia countries that may tend to look away when cyber criminal groups within their own borders launch an attack on a us business and do foreign governments step in or they unhelpful. I think it's safe to say that the the reason why a lot of this activity oftentimes stems from those countries is because the government's take a more lax approach some of this hacking particularly if it's sort of geared at the united states the. Us government recently has tried to warn businesses against paying somewhere demands. They basically have looked at those states. In particular places like north korea and iran and they've issued warnings to companies saying. Hey if you're targeted by ransomware think twice about paying anyone who is affiliated with someone who sanctioned from those countries. You could violate sanction rules by actually paying up this ransomware. I was really struck by that. Yeah the treasury department was basically sort of saying. Gee even if you're a victim you might be maybe committing a crime here if you pay up. What was their reasoning. Their i mean. I think goes to that discussion that i was mentioning earlier about how we're creating a market for ransomware essentially and i think it's it makes sense to the. Us government's official policy as we shouldn't pay people on our sanction lists and create this market. That said if a company that employs ten thousand or twenty thousand americans has to choose between paying one of these things or laying people off. I mean that's a much different conversation. Be curious to see whether people in law enforcement federal regulators etcetera might take sort of a case by case approach to actually enforcing that sort of thing. I'm trying to figure out where all of this goes. As we maybe move to a post pandemic world Obviously people are gonna still do lots of stuff online. And that's not something. That's going away. But i wonder if you think we are going to keep seeing this increase in ransomware attacks or if this is maybe a bit of a bubble wrought by the pandemic. I think it's probably safe to assume that it will continue increasing. You will still have these criminal groups that make tens of millions of dollars per year doing this stuff who will continue to innovate continue to look for new ways to go after businesses. Continue to do that. Research and development that we mentioned earlier so. I think it's safe to say that. None of that's going to stop
The fight over gig worker status is going national
"Buber lift scored a big victory in california with proposition. Twenty two which shared that its drivers will remain classified as independent contractors taking the national. But is that a good thing. Roger chang and this is your daily charge as derek carr. Who covers the gig. Economy copies for cnn has been all over the story for the last year welcomed their hi. How's it going good. Well thanks for joining us so to properly set the scene for a listeners. Because everyone is date on california politics. Give us a quick refresher of what Twenty two is and what is going to do. Now that it's become law in california right so prop twenty. Two is a ballot measure that was authored and sponsored by five gig. Economy companies uber left. Door dash instacart postmates and it was a response to a law that california passed a year ago that would essentially make gig workers employees and so rather than comply with that law. The companies put forward the notion basically sidesteps that law would do uber lift and these other gay copies say is their argument for why they should be exempt from that earlier. California law. yeah. There's a bunch of reasons that they give One of them is that they can apply to them that their technology companies the on. They're not massive employers. A another one is they say their drivers in the gig. Workers don't wanna be employees so they're advocating on behalf of those people Another reason is that this making their drivers. Employees could really adversely affect the company's financial prospects. Which currently aren't good. Doordash uber lift aren't profitable and instacart has shown some profitability. But it's it's minimal you. What are the drivers. Say about this. You know it's all over the map and it's actually. It's pretty hard to get a clear answer. There hasn't been any Widespread unbiased polling of drivers so most of the surveys polls that we get had been funded by the companies and those that are independent. Don't tend to be scientifically based like they don't have the the methodology that you need a scientific poll. So you know. The driver's that wanted to be employees are very vocal. They're the ones who helped get the california law passed. They hold protests they have all sorts of networks on social media and a a strong presence on twitter and they really the driving force behind the the california law but uber left. Were very savvy in their messaging during the campaign put out all sorts of paid for studies and advertising by divers saying that they really don't wanna be pleased so as a common person. It's really hard to get a gauge. On what the answer is to that question. Yeah i've got a lot of friends and family who who live in california from there to talk to them about it just to get the pulse and most of them ended up voting for up to a lot of it was because they thought that was the that was the decision to make when you want to support drivers so the messaging alice clear. The these companies spent a fortune on the messaging for this effective because folk clearly thought they were helping drivers out when they were voting for To let's talk about your story. And the fact that even before the elections last november months before these companies were gearing up for a campaign to basically take this national. What what did you find right so this this kind of flew under the radar for quite a while because so much. Attention has been focused on california and california's kind of been seen as the template are like bellwether. What will happen nationwide. It's the fifth biggest economy in the world. You know what happens here can lay the groundwork for what happens the rest of the us but the companies were already thinking ahead Whether they win in california are not and had started to lay groundwork in other states. They are speaking with lawmakers and governors in various states. The companies won't Specify which states are working with but there's indications that they may be in talks with new york and maybe an illinois so it's Done a bunch of work along that front They've been emailing drivers in various states asking them to support their campaign. They have written white papers. They've done national polls to see what people think about keeping divers classified as independent contractors and then they kind of came public with this in march when the uber ceo wrote a letter to president. Donald trump laying out This plan for what she calls the third way it yet chuckled about the third way. Whigs xactly is this. Yes so the third way the way the companies say spin. It is that you know. Our labor laws are over one hundred years old. And there's it's time for an upgrade and this it's a classification of worker that is neither independent contractor nor employees so it's kind of a mix of the two It's those workers that just wanna work. Maybe one or two hours a week and not have to speak to a boss. But they shouldn't they won't get the same types of benefits. Employees have like healthcare sick leave. -cation time minimum wage guarantees all of that so essentially what was on twitter. The right yeah route. Twenty two is is one hundred percent this third way and what prop twenty two offers is it offers a an earnings guarantee that the company say is twenty one dollars per hour but a lot of economists thank after expenses are taken out and if the the amount of time drivers are working is really crunched that they're not going to be making minimum wage. So there's still a lot of discourse around us whether it's going to be good for drivers going national. It's obviously a much bigger deal than just doing this. Focusing on one. St in california they spent Ross or two hundred million dollars on five hundred five million dollars on pro-trade to go national. It's a much bigger deal. Tuggle that about the incoming president elect joe biden and vice president-elect come harris what their positions were appropriate to in just how much Sep of this take will be with incoming white house administration herber and left. The trump white house was very favorable to their position. The department of labor seemed to be heading in the way of saying gig. Workers should be cost-wise independent contractors and the biden win really throws that in a tailspin both biden and harris came out against prop twenty two. They said it on twitter. They urged voters to vote. No on prop twenty two saying decimated workers rights and they have released their plan for workers on their website called empower workers that has a whole section around gig workers and saying that they're being mis classified as independent contractors. So you know depending on how things go. The federal government could place a damper on uber lifts. Plance it's interesting. That harris take that steph. When she's from the valley she's i know she's you wrote about how comfortable she's got in terms of the relationships with silicon valley companies is that is that a surprise that just because democrat. That's democrats role with these In this position you know. I can't i can't speak for her. But this definitely workers rights has been a f- campaign point that bernie sanders and elizabeth. Warren have ran on ams. I think progressives were really hoping harris would and biden take that same torch and they definitely have and it is with harris particularly interesting because her brother in law who worked under the obama administration the head lawyer for uber and has been the kind of voice piece for keeping gig workers classified as independent contractors. And there's there's more That he will be getting a position in the biden harris white house. So you know things things could really be up in the air It's it's going to be really interesting to see how things play out over. The next few months desperately in federal route doesn't go their way. You've already started that. They're talking about other states. Do you think that the go state by state or is that zone strategy that spread themselves too thin. Yeah the experts. I spoke to kind of All over the map on that they the state by state. Now there's fifty states that's a lotta work. They had two hundred million into the california campaign. I mean theoretically not every state is gonna be as difficult as california highly progressive state. That's like berry union strong but other people say you know the state by state way is the only way they're really going to be able to get a handle on this
Lawrence Weschler: And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks
"Today I have a special guest his name. He's been on the show before is Lawrence Weschler. He's writing a book about someone else who's been on the show fight a few times. That's Oliver Sacks. Oliver one of my favorite guests and I had the excitement of learning that he was one of Lawrence. Weschler 's coasts Closest Friends Godfather to Lawrence. Wash lers daughter Sara. Yes yes. Of course you're going to want to read Oliver Sexes owned autobiographical writings. But you will learn something both about friendship and the interaction of two minds that in thirty years I never really parted company. They were talking constantly and at a time when we're forgetting what it's like to have friends that you don't fight with without making up within twenty hours. Think of all the people you'd stop. Stop being able to talk to Gore Vidal or Norman Mailer Susan Santen. And they're they are Lawrence Weschler my guest and end the great neuro physician. What did he call himself? He called himself a clinical oncologists. What did we? We used to go on rounds. Rounds Ed Ed We would be dry in those days. This is back in the early eighties and by the way it's with knowing that the when I I was getting hanging out with him I'm in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine hundred eighty one. He was largely unknown. AWAKENINGS had come out but nobody had read it ten years after it had been published in Nineteen in seventy three. I interviewed the publisher in England. Colin Hay craft the first edition had been fifteen hundred copies and they had not yet sold out. I mean it's it's amazing but anyway the point is we would go on on rounds and he in those days was and pretty much through his life was mainly going institutions and poor houses and so forth you will gospels. They were status poor houses. They were you know places where people are warehouse where he specialized it you know. And and he said that's where where the jewels are. You know you have all the time in the world. Nobody's expecting anything but any case So he would be driving between them and what you know I think of myself as a clinical oncologists apologist you know analogy is the philosophy of being. You know what. Why is there something rather than nothing and so forth? And he said my I am somebody for whom the diagnostic diagnostic question of the kinds of people I see is how are you. How do you be? What is it like to be you and here we are? This is the title of the book. And how are you Dr Sour you doctors and it's an autobiographical memoir memoir and my guests. Lawrence Weschler is a specialist in the creation of what he calls writer writer Louis Nonfiction. Which I think you know we've discussed on the show in the past literary nonfiction what what I call readily nonfiction is non-fiction in which the writing matters you right if the reading matter and you read the writing mattered? That's my definition. You do classes. Yes you teams this and you see I knew Ren Weschler when he was a young man in Los Angeles Los Angeles was home. There were people like Carole Eastman who wrote five easy pieces who called US invaders. Jack Potter's she felt. We were here to to rob the natives of their do I used to see Lawrence Weschler in a bookstore called intellectuals and liars tires wonderful place who was a wonderful wonderful place once upon a time and not very long ago a bookstore was a place ice. Will you hung out. You sat around may be ready chapter of something you were considering buying where you crease the pages in the poetry books will you read it out loud. Everybody so I I met Lawrence Weschler and he'd written terrific things was it mostly for the weekly I would right. I was the only person who was awry. Loud right for both the L. A. Reader and the L. A.. Weekly the Qazir writing was so good and no Alan would turn you down and it was fascinating because he went off to New York not yet thirty years old. I had unwritten. I'd spent three or four years with Robert Irwin. The artist who was who was already then probably one of the top ten artisan America but the one who was least known because he never allowed his work to be photographed. He most of the work didn't exist anymore and and I had an occasion. Why that happened? And then I wrote a book based on the conversations nations and are manuscripts forgetting seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees was the title nine thousand nine hundred eighty. I had six or seven Rave Steve Rejections from all the New York publishers. All them saying they wanted my next book. But how could they be expected to publish a book on a California artist. That's that's nineteen eighty But I said at the New Yorker and it was accepted kind of over the transient which was extremely. You know lucky on I mean. I always say that he does that. They get fifty thousand manuscripts year of this type and maybe a hundred of them are worth publishing and they published two of them and going that hundreds of that too was just luck and there was the famous lunch with the top editor. The head of the shocker. Mr Shawn was at the Al Gunk Right Hotel by the way. Says you know it's Apparently I live in California. We're going to hire you but we're very live in California. Can you but I mean where were you born. I said Ben is and California Baby. Where'd you go to high school? I said I'm high and I could. College Judge Santa Cruz either. I just didn't make any sense at all but he kept on drilling until he was able to establish that all of my grandparents were released. Jews which case okay. That was okay. You mention a name name that I haven't seen her thought about in years. Maurice Natan Somehow he was Donald Barthelme. These great world was amazing about him. I used to go to classes and Santa Cruz. He has a phenomenology as a philosophy professor and he looked like Martin buber looked like God basically but that I would go go because it was like sitting in on Donald Martha Stories one after another you. It was just an entertaining. No not when I was taking the cats had just go there and years later when I saw Barthel may I asked him. What does your great influence that? When I was at the New Yorker Enescu was becker? He's I had this professor. At the University of Houston Maury Dayton said and had they abide melted was really. I'm talking to Lawrence Weschler. Who is also known by his friends as Ren Weschler and We're talking about around his book. And how are you Dr Sex. You know we were of the generation. Yes you got. Talk to be close to Robert Irwin and to our mutual friend art spiegelman on I got to be coast to Donald Barthelme. John Barth was the time with wonderful. Nobody had read awakenings as I was graduated. Maurice Natan said I'm graduating seventy four. The book had been published in seventy three mornings and thrust this book into my chest and said read this us and and I get around to reading it right away but when I did read it in seventy nine I sent a letter to Oliver. That's how how we begin the influenza right right. After World War One killed more people than all of World War One it probably affected hundred million but twenty million were killed of those who survived live particularly young people age that we were back in the days of intellectuals and liars five or six years later began suddenly in the middle of their day's Day's coming to stop you know and they were in trammelled in this statue like Situation for thirty years they were just warehoused and then Oliver came upon this population and began to realize that. Some some of these people at this institution. We're we're different than others and had the heroine notion that some of them were that these people were completely alive inside something he knew because he had these incredible experiences and so forth which is a different story but the point is that the rookie writes about their situation about giving the Mel dopey about their coming alive about the horrible tribulations afterwards. His great theme of of Fate and freedom as he used to say when he got his is bound galleys awakening in one thousand nine hundred ninety two. He sent it the first copy of Bengali. To auden and Auden who in those days Osha the days of thank you fog and so forth Is a master of adjectives and auden sends back a letter. Saying I WANNA thank you for your delightful manuscript which is the most amazing thing to say about awakenings. But it's true. There was an invasion long. Before the British invasion of the Beatles was an invasion of the Brits to America and that including W.H. On Thom Gunn and Tom Gun and Oliver Sacks ax here you have this legendarily kind. Man Who wears leather across across America period crosses American motorcycle. lives I up north in the bay area. And then then down here where this neurophysiologist. But let's say more this genius this eccentric this beautiful unaccommodating person who could only be his self. He was very close to his mother. was the first woman she was the first woman. Surgeon in England She she was formidable character and they knew they had a prodigy on by the Orthodox Jews and her husband was also Dr They knew they had a project. Didn't know what to do with him and she would do things like when he was eight years old. She would bring home Stillborn fetuses 'cause she was an OBGYN surgeon For him to dissect because that would probably be interesting for him and when he was twelve she took him along to the autopsy of a twelve year. Old Boy who committed suicide that would probably be interesting. They had a very close relationship of and then when she found out that he was gay she tore into him. She called him an abomination. I wish you had never been born. And went on like that. And that was when he was eighteen when he finishes his Medical School at Oxford he is a bat out of hell. Getting out of England. Finally when he's out of England he is in motorcycles. He is On the fringes of hells angels where. He's known as Dr Squat because he is also the California state heavyweight lifting champion. Yes he used to hang out at muscle beach and must do all the body builders. He'd come to California because of Tom Gun. Actually who was okay with US homoerotic imagery and so forth in the Patriot. Way that he oliver wasn't yet are never would be actually but But in any case for three or four years I I up there then down here in. La He was led this extravagant and especially drug-fuelled life. The reason was able to recognize those guys at the the statues. I choose as being alive with because he'd been there too and in each of the pieces that I've heard of yours. You begin with a strong subject if you are out there wanting to ride writer Lee nonfiction. Don't think you can do it with just anything. And and Oliver Sacks does not come on every day of the week and Lawrence Wessler my guest hand the the great talent of interesting the people who interested him and so all of her sacks by the time they'd spend time together wanted a profile by the young Lawrence Weschler who was this new at the New Yorker The New Yorker. Let me give you some history. Here was famous for hiring people from Harvard. When he asks Excu where you went to school when Mr Shawn asks the it's because he's expecting Harvard to crop up somewhere in the itinerary? What are you doing going coming to school at? UC Santa Cruz And so in a certain way you are as original and strange a presence as sunny about Santa Cruz and my graduating class at Santa Cruz at Calle College to under people in one thousand nine hundred four three of them became New Yorker Writers Bill Finnegan allocation has also. Oh I love Bill Finnegan. We were classmates all the way through.
WeWork CEO Adam Neumann steps down
"Switching gears here we work Straw reaching fever pitch Theo Adam Newman stepping aside as a company looks to go public. Let's get to Deirdre both in San Francisco for more Deidra amyloid Melissa when I talk to Newman at the start of the year. You know key acknowledged that being a public company. CEO would be hard but he said you need to block out the noise and keep delivering on your long long-term plan but as you said Melissa that noise became a fever pitch that he could no longer ignore so now to we work executives already Minson Sebastian gutting him. They're taking over as co CEOS and Newman becomes non-executive chairman and key this is critical he seeds majority voting control so what is next for the company company does. Newman stepping down actually bring the company any closer to an IPO that is unclear right now the dramatic valuation reductions and the delayed IPO remember about happened before reports of atoms questionable behavior questions still surround the business model signing long term leases and then subleasing them on a shorter term what happens in a downturn downturn. There's also the problem of cash burn without another capital raise. We work cannot grow at the same rate. It has been growing over the last few years and it may need to scale back back. It's revenue growth guys which doubled in two thousand eighteen year over year is what separates it from the wgn is the region of the world without that kind of growth and without its frontman man. Does we work look more like an overvalued real estate play guys we're right back to where we started even without those even with those ingredients many were asking that question and that is unlikely to all go away now that there's a leadership change guys and and Deirdre there was a loan that was contingent upon an IPO so it sounds like that potential source of capital could be off the table at least for now yeah. This is why this was such a tricky balance for Adam Newman. He may need to go back to Masa and Softbank. That has that kind of money. It was a three a billion dollar. IPO raise it was expected and contingent on that was a six billion dollar debt facility so that's nine billion dollars that we work does not have to continue growing going next year all right Deirdre. Thank you Travolta in San Francisco and of course the company for two billion dollars in two thousand eighteen so the rate of cash burn is pretty high here. What do you make the last time we talked about. We worked up because some fascination with the company itself but what it speaks to in terms of what it could mean for the broader market stuff. I mean that we work if the stock is down sixty eighty five percent from its all time high effectively right from the forty billion dollar valuation of current levels I mean that's a pretty significant move. We would talk about this. Publicly traded the company. What does it mean in terms of what central banks have done. Tim and I have talked about this. Just means the central banks of flooded the systems with cash looking for those are really negative consequences winces of this but if you're looking to play stocks you know people will say you know the Nasdaq baby loses to this while the stock was actually on a lousy tape today so I think names in the exchange space still work despite what we just talked about ten. We were talking in the Green Room about why Adam Newman would do this would actually kind of come around and say I'll give up control. I'll do new x while the executive non-executive chairman etc one one explanation could be that he is acting his own self interest in that the value of his share Sharon company will go higher presumably if he removes himself as the problem here pointing to the personal loan that he actually has that could be another thing. We don't enough about it but so it looks like he had a five hundred million dollar personal loan from. I think J. P. Morgan ups and other so as of the filing he had drawn three hundred and eighty million Ryan dollars of that loan. I don't know how much stock he had against the loan right when they took out that loan. Things looked very different. Probably I believe than they do. Yes I think they actually look a little better for him today. I think in this current environment with him as the CEO and all of those sort of noise surrounding him and IPO was not doable and now I think depending on who they get. I think it is potentially doable. If you think about Uber and all the noise around Travis and then they brought in Dr who ended up being a great hire and you know so uber had a difficult difficult I pio but still they gotta done. I think with new management I think they could get and there's all this equity that needs. They want the company to stay afloat right they. They don't so so. I don't know that Newman had a choice. I don't think he did really quickly Softbank too. I mean who of wounds more of this and who owns more buber is a bright light on the biggest investor the smartest investors space top taking on the legendary things throwing so much money at the sector at the industry and and really skewing a whole lot evaluations that now I think in other places we're paying for
Uber, Buber And York discussed on Laura Ingraham
"Uber's next stop the new York Stock Exchange. Buber's initial public offering debuts the smart thing is it hopes that up more investors willing to bet on a ride hailing market full of potential but noticeably lacking and prophets the world's largest ride. Hailing service reached a milestone yesterday when it priced its long-awaited IPO at forty five dollars per share. The company now has a market value of eighty two billion dollars by times more than lift Uber's chief rival which went public six weeks
"buber" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Striking overdrive Inder. Palmer speaking to democracy. Now's Libby rainy special. Thanks to do. And Tyler Sloan, this is democracy. Now democracy now dot org where joined in studio by beta v Desai who is the executive director and co founder of the New York taxi workers alliance which represents over twenty one thousand taxi drivers in New York City. She was out there yesterday. Talk about the significance of this global strike that took place as Uber is just about to go public. Absolutely amazing on their strikes across every single continent. The United States there were several cities, and it was just a rolling strike for over twenty four hour period. It's the first time that we've ever seen this among drivers. And why was scheduled just as Burs about to go public with the own in its pre IPO? Filing called the swan to the Securities Exchange Commission unabashedly notes in there that they expect driver disatisfaction only increase they expect to cut driver pay to cut incentives and the clinically into driverless vehicles. And this is all after also -nology that the vast majority of drivers earned below minimum wage. So you're saying Uber expects to cut driver wages more. But as we've just heard there's already been a massive and precipitous decline in a driver's income for why. Why has that a decline happened? Business model is so fundamentally anti-worker, you know, on Buber saturated the streets with vehicles, and then they continue to cut the rate of the fair that the drivers would be paid by and as in there was saying you competing with so many more people, and you're getting paid less per fair. Top of that you're paying heavy costs for vehicles to rent or to buy in order to go to work with them. So your head of the New York taxi workers alliance explain as we just heard the. Rideshare driver talking about the effect on taxi workers in New York City or out of our twenty one thousand members about ten thousand of them actually drive for Uber lift we started out as a yellow cab drivers organization back in ninety eight. But over the past five years is more of our members. Started to drive for Uber lifted attain. The membership in there's one of our members we have a unity platform because he said this is fundamentally about the race to the bottom. Buber starves Uber drivers they can start the taxi driver. So both groups of drivers need to stand together against this business model. So were there yellow taxicab drivers who moved entirely too. And if so why it's been a revolving door of desperation because in the beginning. Uber offered bonuses. And promotions know sixty thousand dollars guaranteed Federal Trade Commission investigation, actually. Found that only ten percent of the drivers ever. Grossed would Uber had actually promised Hooper ended up settling for twenty million dollar fine because of false advertising talk more about this issue of independent contractors time version workers versus fulltime workers, you know, the gig economy. Whether it's Uber lift or handier task rabid anytime workers have demanded, I know decent pay livable, incomes and job security, dignified work. They've responded by saying, well, this isn't supposed to be full time is part time loopers gone as far as to say by part time, we meet just a couple of hours here. And there each week every time we raise the bar to just get to the floor a basic employment protections. You know, they lowered the expectation of what this is actually supposed to be when they lobby they call it a job once they. The drivers in they call it a gig. And what do you think people who use Uber and lift I mean, New York is one of the biggest markets. Uber. What should people know both New York and London, I know have had massive driver opposition. What people should know is that this is a fundamentally flawed business model. These the gig economy represents less than one percent of the US economy yet, they are lobbying for explicit exemption from not only taxi laws, but also labor laws that are looking to overturn basic protections today taxi drivers Hoover drivers are on that front lines. But there's millions of workers standing behind us. If we fall forty years ago, taxi drivers were considered commission employees. They then became independent contractors being stripped of all basically protections for minimum wage to the right to democratic unionism collective bargaining after you know, since with from that. From drivers. It went on to more than thirty percent of the American workforce. We've been in this place again. But the significance of mate eighth was that. It was the drivers from Uber themselves in Uber is partly seeking ninety billion dollar valuation. Both so it's founders can cash out, but also it can become too big to fail as it unveils to Stolpe in business model against workers and communities what we're saying is they have made drivers to port to live. And these two forces are now on a collision course we wanted to send a message yesterday. We are not deterred by Wall Street and their wealth. We know this business model cannot exist without the drivers the all in there s one filing repeated that they need to go into driverless cars, they can't get drivers out of the car fast enough. What we're saying is, but we. We exist now and you need to answer to that. Explain how tips work because when you go into one of these cars, you know, you don't pay at the end, the driver show democracy. Now yesterday, the person who is just interviewed his pay stubs and for twenty hours work, he had two dollars worth of tips. When these companies started, they touted the fact that not is necessary. It's one of the ways where cheaper than a taxi wants tipping started. It's turned out that only about two percent of passengers tip. They fundamentally change that culture. It's another way that they brought down driver incomes. We wanna thank you very much for joining us via Desai is executive director and co founder of the New York taxi workers alliance representing over twenty one thousand taxi drivers in New York City. And of course, we'll continue to follow the struggle. That includes not only the Uber and lift drivers, but also yellow cab drivers, well, this is democracy. Now when we come back up to a million speech. She's extinct in our lifetime. Stay with us. Wants to be. Somebody else got all of this. Getting back. This is democracy. Now, I'm Amy Goodman with an alarming. New report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate.
"buber" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Sounds like a pretty simple concept and idea I put these things Buber's on the roof and the sun shines on them. It gets super hot some science happens and the lights come on. Wow. Is that like the technical version of what happens? That's how I think it was thinking Buber's super hot. Maybe my lack of knowledge is why it is so bleep in hard in the real world. And we are finding more and more people are dare I say struggling to understand the ramifications of solar energy in this day and age, it seems to make sense we do live in a place called the valley of the sun. Why would you not harness the energy of said to cool your hot house here in the summer? It sounds obvious. It sounds obvious. But nothing is ever that. Simple. Thank you and show, if you've ever explored it chances are, you know, that most people don't flat out by their solar panels. They lease them. Okay. They finance them. And there was a couple that lives up an anthem who did just that. They were convinced by door to door salesmen couple years ago that you know, what solar panels for your home or going to add value and they decided to take the plunge. Okay. A plunge that they find. Nance for about thirty five thousand dollars. Yes, it's expensive. Then attention. They decided, hey, what we want to move for whatever reason right here. Let the move, but if it's becoming that much more difficult because whoever purchases their home K is going to have to take on the lease of the solar panels separate from the price of the house. You have to assume this other monthly payment or if this couple wants to kind of sell their home free and clear without having the issue of. They got they got they got to come check. They gotta by the whole thing off. If you will. Them. If that were the case. I don't Marxist can write a check for like thirty grand, right? Yeah. You you have a different set of issues. It appears that that what do you wanna say details? The fine print. Maybe isn't as obvious to folks as it should be. Right. And and you know what? The idea sounds simple. Sounds good. Ye we should be doing more with clean energy, in my opinion. My husband, and I it doesn't hurt anything. That's why. I'm like, oh if it can save me a couple. I am all why is it so difficult. We explored it in our home and an order for us. We we kinda took a look at the rate of return. How long would we have to be in our home in order to get a return on that investment? And it's decades. It's decades for us. And I'm not saying that's the situation for everyone. But it it's it's hard, and you have a theory as to why it's so difficult. I theory for everything just ask my theory as to why it is. A Byzantine system to put solar panels on your roof. And it's and have your home run in some way, shape or form is because the utilities the electric companies have a vested interest. In you paying an electric Bill from them and not having your electric Bill reduced what what is their motivation for your electric Bill being cut in half. Yeah. Not right. Absolutely. None. They keep raising rates electricity is more expensive supply and demand. God forbid the demand goes down. That's not the business are in and and think about the bad business model if it were utilities utilities. Those are that's big business. Mimi another business in Phoenix that every single person has to pay. By law. You can't be disconnected from the grid. Why why just doesn't matter prison because the because they don't want you to donate money to politicians that prevent it from happening..
"buber" Discussed on KOMO
"Under mostly cloudy skies at sixty three. Komo news time twelve twenty five. We're hearing from Las Vegas woman who claims she was kidnapped by a man posing as an Uber driver. Elizabeth Suarez says it all started on July night as she tried to find a ride home from the Las Vegas strip. She called an Uber and gun to a vehicle that she says matched the description on her apt to the driver told her to get in. But then she says, she got a call from her real Buber driver, my heart's sake because I knew I was in the wrong car. I have no idea who this guy is I'm in trouble. She says she asked the driver to pull over me. And keep striving Suarez says she then posted video to her Snapchat to warn friends. She was in trouble. He's going gonna kidnap me. Rape. I take sides profile picture of him. My flash goes off startles him. And that's when he starts cursing. Give me your wallet. Give me your phone. Give me everything. You have Suarez says she kept her phone, but through her wallet his way, but the driver wouldn't stop the car. So she acted on instinct leaping from the moving car. Once he did rob me he continued to drive away with me. I only got out because I I jumped out Suarez. Her lawyer say they're concerned that kidnapping isn't mentioned in the police report Vegas police, tell us in a statement. This case is open and is currently being investigated as a robbery. Detectives have been investigating this incident since it occurred and are attempting to identify the suspect we ask all our citizens to please verify the information of the driver and description of the vehicle before getting inside a vehicle if someone finds themselves in a similar event, we urge them to call nine one one. An Uber spokesperson tells us the safety benefits that are. Built into the Uber app. Like the GPS tracking of your trip. Only work if you are in the car assigned to you through the app, if someone is in the wrong car, they know who their driver is. And neither will Suarez says regardless of the outcome of the investigation. She wants her story to be a lesson for others here. And I'm here to tell my story and doing it to warn other curls because this should not happen. Because when you get out there, you should match the car and the license. Also, the mistake we often make is you open the door say here for TJ don't do that ask for their name. I or ask them who are you here for don't give up that information. I I'd say BBC's TJ homes. The American Association for cancer research is out with some new numbers on cancer in the US ABC, Sherry Preston. Asks you want the good news or the bad news? I give you the good news. I the number of people who died of cancer in this country declined twenty six percent between two thousand one in two thousand fifteen meaning nearly two and a half million lives were saved in that time period. The FDA approved twenty two new cancer treatments. In the last year. So many that researchers call the progress made unprecedented. Okay. The bad news is that cancer still claims over six hundred thousand lives in the US every year, and is the age of the typical American goes up. The numbers are expected to go up.
"buber" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"That you Mr, President? Sir how are? You good morning Buber I'll how your, your? Tweet about Jeff? Sessions yeah That went, viral the other day if you don't know President Trump he tweeted that. Jeff Sessions should put an end to. The Muller investigation that's that's what that's what he said so we are. Clear That Jeff Sessions Should stop this rigged witch hunt right now before continues to stay. In our, country any further Bob Muller is totally conflicted and his seventeen angry Democrats that are doing, his dirty work our disgrace. To the USA now it's Jeff Sessions has literally not said a word Since this. Tweet came, out and I know a lot of people look at this. Tweet and say you see this is proof. Of the obstruction? Of, President Trump proof. That he is absolutely trying to obstruct Justice. Here no they. Don't have it now you can. Make the argument I think who makes the argument very well is Jonathan Turley the lawyer he does a very good job of this is it obstruction no it's not obstruction doesn't matter what. You want to call it it's not obstruction it. Can make him look bad it can, lead to other issues like issues regarding the midterms. Problems that Republicans may have, in house and Senate races. That he may be making it more, difficult for them to win reelection I guess that's an argument that could be made. I don't. Know if I believe it but it's an argument that could be made right you can, talk about it creating issue. To other things it might be reckless in someone's opinion But it's not obstruction Boise an opinion is not obstruction even if you are the focus or not, focus of the investigation I mean that's just that's. Just reality, but the same reality says, you can't deny that it might not have impact on him politically No one's gonna know. That just yet I've got, so much more to get to on this subject the popcorn moment It's enough, with the lies about the border about ice and about. Immigration every time you hear it you. Have to just go that's a lie. And then move on, with the.
"buber" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Come on now Buber driver decided part of the resistance and props riders off because they happen to be Republicans Wrong there At the. Bottom Taco Dr polo make it happen All right there you go he's making it happen every time it's the Joe pags. Show glad to have you here. Lots of people on the line the president today said he meant wouldn't what he said would no reason to think that Russia wouldn't. Do it is what he meant not not no reason to think that. Russia would do it It's up to you to decide if he if he. In fact did miss speak or he's just changing it now I, think that I know that the. Left didn't want him to meet with Russia didn't want him to meet with Putin didn't, want it to happen whatsoever so they had to It's, just like we talk about this. With with judge Janine It's just it's just like. When he went to Singapore met with North Korea was conjuncture Curry's at the proper pronunciation by the way Don't think so I think it's own Kim Jong I. Think that that is actually how, you pronounce. It. That's the traditional northeastern North Korean Junk food Kim Jong air yeah I'm. Pretty sure that's what it is They pick, up railroad they? Picked on what? He? Met with Kim Jong in Singapore who is that how dare he how how would he, dare, ever put? Our, flag next to the North Korean flag The same leftist that love when, athletes kneel during the anthem and disrespect. The flag same leftist who fight tooth and nail to, make sure that court. Cases about burning the flag defecating the flag or destroying the flag somehow. That they they're one because of the first amendment those people were really, concerned. About our flag that day which is, so stupid now you're not supposed to be with the with the Russian leader Putin we have no. Idea what was said for, two hours behind closed doors none. And at the end of the day, what, you, have, is a, loaded question from a far left wing alleged reporter that caused the storm and basically it was anyway. They were going. To complain anyway he. Should never have met with Russia blah, blah blah John McCain who through Twitter or, whatever or. Through a. Spokespersons I in maturity. Doesn't know how to do it this is ridiculous this is, horrible abysmal then? You got the, idiot? Interesting Cooper pretending like he's some sort of a journalist he's not he's never Seen such a ridiculous or something, performance by a president. In a, meeting with a Russian leader I don't know what these people wanted what, I find telling is at the left won't tell us what they wanted the event something they won't tell us what the expectation was so people sold the full line for that I do want to go into the store that Uber as well, had a call last hour about it. He wanted to talk about it before we actually presented, the information that doesn't. Make any sense for the flow of the show and for the people. Listening so if you don't mind let's leave that story out what happened, where. Did it happen in what's the story, from the daily caller it ain't easy being a conservative these days new reports are popping up every. Week about conservatives.
Uber self-drives robo-cars out of Arizona after fatal crash
"From the city of angels near the pacific ocean good morning good evening wherever you may be across the nation around the world i'm george noory welcome to coast to coast am later on tonight chem trails in climate engineering here's what's happening this might be a victory of sorts buber shutting down at self driving car tests in arizona well one of the cars was involved in a fatal crash woman died in march the company notified about three hundred irizawa workers unfortunately for them that they were being terminated with the program ending the shutdown should take several weeks to complete test drivers for the autonomous cars have not worked since that incident in tempe arizona but over said they continued to be paid not anymore the company self driving trucks have also been shelled since that accident i'm opposed to all self driving vehicles especially trucks stephen paddock that las vegas massacre gunman who killed fifty eight people seemingly told a hair stylist months before the october first issue that the country music concert venue on the strip where he carried out his attack was it's an easy target for a shooting the hair stylists reported the incident to the las vegas metropolitan police unfortunately nine days after the event a little late a decision from nfl owners requiring players to stand for the star spangled banner if they are on the field when the anthem is played has triggered intense reaction from supporters and opponents as one owner reveal that he has obstain from the vote commissioner robert goodell said that the change was approved unanimously at the league spring meeting in atlanta san francisco forty niners ceo jed york was the only person who abstained dr john curtis with us online columnist dot com john i want to get your reaction to this i've got my own but how about you.
Uber trying out flying service by 2020 in Dallas-Fort Worth area
"Uber is partnering with nasa to develop what it is calling a buber air service this would of course compete with kitty hawk a flying taxi company we've spoken about previously which is backed by alphabets larry page and which is working with the new zealand government to test its prototypes hoover hopes to begin testing its air service in the dallas fort worth area as well as the los angeles area by twenty twenty with a planned roll out sometime in twenty thirteen and google is a company with its fingers a lot of pies i know that you've been listening to this show in the edited order but that first segment on the show was the one that i recorded last just a couple minutes ago that was quite a bit of information to sift through and only a couple of hours hope it made sense i'll talk to you again tomorrow.
Ftc, London and New York discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Facebook ceo mark zuckerberg began his second day of testimony in front of committees of the us congress tuesday sucker berg has been questioned on facebook's handling of user data it's effect on us elections it's advertising business model and even monopolistic traits many outlets made much of zuckerberg saying on tuesday there will always be a free version of facebook and plying there might be a version at some point that was not free similar to youtube red sucker berg also told the house committee that his own data was included in the data sold to militias third parties facebook also confirmed that approximately one thousand five hundred users gave professor alexander kogan personalities test app permission to access their messages in box cogan later improperly shared data he collected from that app with cambridge analytica facebook stopped allowing users to give permission to access messages in two thousand fifteen uber is partnering with get around to let car owners rent their vehicles in a feature called uber rent starting in san francisco this month buber is also partnering with musabe to offer the ability to purchase public transportation tickets in thirty locations worldwide including los angeles new york london and boston hooper also announced the expansion of uber bike into washington d c and plans to share data with government and civic agencies there the us ftc sent letters to six companies who sell automobiles mobile devices and video game consoles warning them they may not put repair restrictions on their products unless they provide parts or services for free specifically the companies were told they may not make warranty coverage contingent on using specified parts or services in other words that warranty warning sticker is not enforceable.
Where’s The Best Place To Sit On A Plane To Avoid Getting Sick?
"The two minutes president trump admits the country might not be ready for it but he's pushing for the death penalty for some drug dealers this isn't about nice anymore this isn't about committees this is about winning a very very tough problem the president unveiled his plan to fight the opioid epidemic which would include a massive public relations campaign he also made a pitch for a border wall and a crackdown on sanctuary cities in his visit new hampshire the actress best known for playing maranda in sex the city is running for governor of new york cynthia nixon says in a video announcing her candidacy that people are sick of politicians who care more about headlines in power than they do about their constituents reporter sara letta says nixon will face off of the democratic primary against governor andrew cuomo who says he hopes brad pitt angelina jolie ablity joel don't join the race to buber takes all of it self driving cars off the road after pedestrian is hit and killed in arizona reporter tom krisher says the woman was crossing the street near an intersection when she was hit in this case the over car did have a human backup driver in it but for whatever reason that driver wasn't able to stop in time federal investigators are on the scene police say neither the backup driver nor the pedestrian showed signs of impairment now wsb news about your health if you want to avoid getting sick and a plane where should you sit take the window seat researchers concluded that people in the aisle seats were most likely to be near another passenger or crew member who is spewing infectious droplets of the cold or flu virus jackie quinn reports the study says look out for sick flight attendants to they'll effect far more people that.
Bumble dating app bans gun images following shootings
"buber" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Are you doing anything differently in the way of protecting yourself michael you want to add something there yes so now looking a little itchy okay so these drivers in southern california were impersonating yes uber lift dr earlier about that yeah it'll one wise and who were driver who was an earlier case that we talk about on this program some time back actually worked for uber as a driveway and was picked up but yeah the cases we're talking about the day these are impersonators okay so so now i buy have a lot of friends of mine that use hoover named they talk about all the time in fact is really hits home about three weeks ago one of my friends was actually groped by an actual uber driver she gets home she calls a police please come out to take a report buber suspends the driver for ninety days she said that's not good enough man they contact her later and said oh guess what we fired him he's done but there is virtually no vetting process for this now he actually was an uber driver so this this is going on this is kind of scary so i would i would imagine number one you almost have to be with somebody i i would be afraid of i was woman a night travelling alone i think there's rather be the rule i mean you've got to be with somebody else in another woman or a man or if i were a woman alone um i find some other way nothing i want to put down uber lift i think the great services your i'll take money away from them it's not me that's doing it or my words on this talk show it's these bad guys that are impersonating the exactly you know and i was in miami recently amid had one particular driver who is from belorussia but a hosts and he was talking about how in miami iis revenues have gone down because of these guys impersonating hoover lift drivers and it's been that noticeable that other people people are just finding other means to of transportation so it it's it it's bad it's it's but it all starts with you know why are they holding onto these creeps in the first place because most of them are repeat offenders you know we could go down that road to if we at the time but i don't know that we do today on game j four nine zero fifty eight fifty eight eight hundred seven seven six fifty eight fifty.
"buber" Discussed on This Unmillennial Life
"Cern's are actually not completely unfounded they're art safety concerns that have been widely publicized with ridesharing services like buber so i want to give a nod to that and say that you can certainly if you're still concerned as someone who has never used uber to look online at some of the reports some of which detail incidents of sexual harassment and additional concerns about the overall insurance levels that are required for drivers of services like uber i'm not going to go into detail about those right now i think that's information that you can read about widespread online i will tell you that for me as a woman who travels both here in the us and occasionally abroad i do think that one of the best tips i was ever given from a safety standpoint was to really consider where i am and whether or not riding alone is in my best interests in that particular city let's be honest we all know that there are certain cities throughout the us and throughout the world that are considered safer than others so when i am in a city that perhaps i have some safety concerns the same safety concerns that i might have if i got in a taxi alone i might try to avoid those situations riding alone even if it is over i think jesse point that you're very tractable through your phone and through the app is one that gives me some comfort but i think we also all acknowledge that there are just certain instances especially for women that maybe we don't want to be alone in a car even if we are being tracked so i think that's one big piece of advice that i've been given that i certainly take to heart some other safety tips that uber itself offers the thought were helpful for those of you who are potentially nude uber and getting ready to take your first uber trip would be things to think about like requesting your ride while you were inside so this is less about a safety concerned with the driver and more.
"buber" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"And so maybe they have it they have an offer that they kind of like there but they know that they can't move the at that that makes intuitive sense for philly i mean the idea that beijing would help them a lot of you would help philly a lot but i think the only way that are first and especially philly doesn't have any bad first like that's kinda the they have their own pick which will be solid now could end up being two seconds from philly they have like every knicks second wrodwar however loretta yells recuperate buber and they gave up one of those groups they give up one of those in the trevor booker trade they i think that was next year's that they go through renewed the trade and booker big surprises made absolutely no impact their whatsoever and then miami heat help them but that's more of like a straight rental considering where their books mean tower johnson is getting that big racetrack richardson's getting that big raise and so i don't think they and they can't trade their on first for a long time that true but they don't even have seconds for a long time maybe a swap right could be involved with the talked about how date of navient thorough one of their young players like justice sir i mean that's a little stronger maybe like joe sills car okaroh white or mcgruder somebody you know like the assad regime i'll trade the i'm not really sure how you get there if you're in their second i think their first second they can treat the 2024 something it's crazy ridiculous like that so you i'm not sure what what it is that's why miami is listed as a distant fourth are some it may be it does end up in boston now i'm not really sure how much he helps boston i mean i think if i could get a first round up for marcus smart it might just call good enough good enough for me i mean they.
"buber" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Show buber 230 we did that those who are easier remember back five years i do remember and hated member their first super bowl show a really it was barely a show i'm supposed to say that i do remember that way but that would imply that i really do remember that we did it yes yet because you have confirmed yes that we showed up because i was i was very worried that the show was not going to go on were you pros nothing to worry about that guy via pro day mmhmm by the way labia bell this week as we amp up our coverage what we're gets tiger woods here but i want to tell you that we've got live yang bill kirk cousins key i really care with that so kirk and i would ask of yeah over the flat out as concur what are the redskins disrespect you the way they do and and and after that they where do you really wanna be alaskan absolute we're gonna we can't guarantee that he will tell us what is that it had heart but i can guarantee that we will less once i actually begin or less probably twice i think in his harding wants to stay i think he wants to leave his heart rhythm that's my thought aussie dow we had a debate go we got gotta debate has got a debate with him of set three sports radio is all about the fate todd girl these gonna stop by got michael irvin the playmaker stopping by saying donald from us he's going to stop by as well turn a low in this day that was a good job that's that jackie awareness day dinner earn that jack not quite a gold jackets not in the hall of fame give a little play jack give a little love their optique let's let's dual tiger woods here now listen i i have said long long long ago that while the other reboots tigers career they were interesting in the sense that when tiger tees it up it's more meaningful there's more risers higher rating poets is good for our company we are golf is great asset but i never really thought and you're backed me up as my porter for years now i never thought old the reboots that it would be a different result because he'd never change the structure of his back yeah it was just a swing again and again and in and is.
"buber" Discussed on KQED Radio
"This is here and now the stock market got off to a rough start today dragged down in part by apple which announced a disappointing sales forecast for the iphone ten one of the biggest products of the year from silicon valley joining us to look back in 2017 in tech is our weekly guide to the world of tech recode move pera swisher is executive editor of recode and host of the podcast recode decode cara welcome and let's start with buber just last week the european union's highest court declared over a taxi service which means stronger regulations for the company but it has been a tough year for uber and its former ceo travis kalanick starting back in january with the protest hashtag delete buber remind us what happened well what happened was in that case it wasn't really over his father was there were issues around the immigration dan that tab president trump with attempting to put into place and so it seemed there was a protest it one of the airport in jfk and it seemed as if we leuver was taking advantage of the situation by jacking prices essentially and they actually warrant but it but they were trying to get cars there too get people there but it because travis had such a bad record in general of of abusing consumers drivers end in their own employees nobody believed them into they started this delete hoover campaign and he was also on the board of uh one of the one of the president's business boards which have since been disbanded because everybody quit them he just was a it was the beginning of a really bad year for travis kalanick much of it selfinflicted almost all of it but what about for uber uber and the year in a stronger or weaker position than it started well you know it's the question the big question because they have a new ceo they had almost constant dramatic upheaval in the boardroom of dysfunctional board a dysfunctional management system and of course it was all set off by susan fowler who is an engineer their shoe who wrote a really devastating blog post about what it was.
"buber" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"He was able to access this data and yeah okay uber came in and and made him deleted all right that doesn't matter it was there for him to access who else could have also access that didn't tell uber about it is the question that's why you disclosed these things not because the sick the guy with the sick mother she's not sick i don't know i don't even know if he has a mother it's not because he was able to access it it's because it was accessible yes the fact that he did it means someone else could have done it and you need to know that like hey we don't know we think we got rid of it all but we don't know for sure so you should be aware of this i think this is a great learning experience for other companies because they also look at oak uber who of course it were has tons of money they'll be able to deal with all the court costs for all the different states and everything and i'm sure they're going to be sued in uh whatever courts that might end up being but on other companies should look at those and consider the fact that it makes your custom route relations so negative from the fact that they can't trust you and when it comes to security and privacy especially after this year's development of you know i ot devices being insecure in the end everything was equi facts and all those different things customers are paying a lot more attention end buber is not paying attention to their customers when it comes to that and it's sorts for durables were shaw he because he's the new guy who's like hey guess what i found this i'm going to try to do the right thing until regulators even though i know it's all going to blow back in my face and in the face of the company that i'm operating and and it should they should be taken to court it's a even though it's not his fault at his the company's fault that's that's the way it works it is that's why they lawyers now.
"buber" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"The officials met with pro mexico a government trade and investment organization last month mexico city is buber's third largest market after sal paolo in rio and kabir fi is the other big ride healing service they're operating in seven mexican cities uh in mexico city and i think we were we were asking i'm just the other day it's it's i mean it's a huge city a you know if you're going to run if you're gonna run a ride he'll in service it's certainly going to cover a lot of ground there cell paulo and real would be do other examples of huge cities where there's a lot of potential for growth i could easily see dd move into brazil next after let's say they tried mexico it works out they are partners with uber regina still even though they bought uber service there's there's still a residual partnership there so it would be interesting how that plays out when their direct competitors in this market because i think if you have a man i wanna say that because i'm not sure but the but i know there's some relationships still going on in china it's good to see this competition in the international market especially if you're a visitor going to those international markets maybe lifts or ubers and necessarily available it's nice to have other ones villabona two now for some moving on 95 max says a home kid vulnerability in iowa's eleven point two was shown to them which would allow unauthorized access apple has ruled out a server side fix that disables remote access to shared users and update to iowa's eleven point two is coming next week that will restore full functionality the vulnerability only exist in i was eleven point two not the earlier versions so other than the information here in the news we don't really know exactly how this will in our ability works but that's that's not surprising given that the update is now rolling out so we'll probably find out more about at once the fix rolled out in i'm very curious myself as to what exactly or how exactly this vulnerability work zia amid too.
"buber" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The road ownership and using these services is essentially testdriving which is the first step in purchasing a car i recently came to los angeles for college before i moved i told people that i wouldn't have a car and they say oh good luck but i didn't need luck because i got here and there's lift and there's buber and right now for people who are selling cars i'm a problem so is the rest my generation that is what is sending car companies into their own identity crisis for npr news i'm natalie butler the that report is part of a series we are generations zia was produced by youth radio in collaboration with npr's sonara clinton two the the new the and this is npr news and here is joe mcconnell with traffic and transit news just to really bad areas the old amman pass which was okay earlier announced a fifteen miles an hour average coming out of tracy of the all the and through livermore herbal to the edge of livermore like every other day and westbound 80 pack for richmond parkway all the way down to the baybridge with a two or three earlier accidents to blame the pet limit of slowdown is only a little bit round the east washington in pendulum of love art south in marin county traffic is still okay and the south they just a little.
"buber" Discussed on Disruption
"Yeah i think you're you're dead on well after these series of tweets buber said okay you're not going to use our service anymore and banned laura lunar uber said that it basically didn't follow the community the you know she wasn't following the community guidelines she violated the community guidelines that group or his set forth and therefore could not be a part of the platform anymore my favorite part of this was those missing john who many of you will probably remember from apple used to be the head of apple music is now was head of pr or or some some some rural involving you know pr at uber and she had quote tweeted this this this article and just put the peace side that's all she had to say was piece by and i absolutely love those mca but yeah let let's let's talk about this you've you've got a farright activists using a private service and the service says we don't want you on our platform anymore because you violated our community guidelines is that a good thing a bad thing what are we all feel i mean that's capitalism right like they that's what they want is for people to be for companies to be able to review service based on whatever criteria and if that criteria and that making you a cake that criteria happens to be you're going to complain about being about not being able to be racist enough using our platform then fine like i you know it's it's hard for me to get upset about that i mean i know that there are implications when this is done for a good reason and then that's it's abused for bad reasons once that that floodgate is open but i mean you don't have to use their service and they don't have to their their free to say we don't need you as a customer that's capitalism you know that you can you're just is free to refuse anyone's money as it is to take.
"buber" Discussed on Mixergy
"But you don't you don't say that you're saying look you as a starting out this is a side hustle think about your needs what's the bare minimum that's going to make this useful for you and then build on that yeah i do think the valuebased pricing is a good approach i think i always encourage people would think about like what are people getting out of it it cetera um so i think that's good but when people are just starting out like how do i do this that is kind of a hang up like i've seen people that had everything develops accept the the price they dislike feel paralysed by it and so that's why i'm dislike start with this and then if it goes well that scraping you raise your price you mentioned a lift in over a lot this this idea of side hustles a really good name it's a great name for book create name for movement because it's a thing right everyone wants a side hustle either because their admiring entrepreneurs and they wanna get into this entrepeneurship thing just like when we were kids may be we saw people wanted to uh were were rockstars' and we wonder play music be rockstarts to noon entrepreneurs that are now those new rockstars' and so people want us idols for that or because frankly their job isn't paying enough money over them to to live until they need a side hustle and that's why companies like buber are now capitalising on it i think over or lift has an address now that does this is your side hustle i was surprised when you kept referring to lubar lift and fiver why do you want people to do that i kept wondering and then i saw the difference between a starter idea and the next level idea and this is a big part i believe of your approach what is the starter again what's the next level idea yes no actually kind of critical of you know the ridesharing movement or the gig economy as being a side hustle i think those are going to glorified parttime jobs.
"buber" Discussed on The Vergecast
"The push the button heather about car show up literally anyone who can get their hands on a selfdriving car i like winds that race right leg there's that but over is already deployed them so a bunch of people from our company richardson picks pittsburgh for big offsite uh in a much them took rides in test fleet of selfdriving cars now semi instagram stories earn through messages about it as i put it on the site but they don't work for me so he did his real pain back but uh like they're already doing it rightly feared there already making a move they see it then thompson who's a terrific analysts as his actually written a bunch of us that lake buber's big network of drivers as its main asset right now so he like the here new yorkers there is june others fry there's a million of them if you open them they're kind of empty even all the drivers have everything it still not as many drivers uber so it's a faster data car because uber has the carson are they the drivers in cars that doesn't mean are going to have the most sultry and i think that's like the that's that acid needs to see to change in like literally right now the company is absent all leadership like it does not have a cease wheat what do you think like the uber if occasion like that there is some lugubrious huge has been hugely important to like all of culture in this idea the almost any service could possibly be solved by putting app on your phone or you push a button and then you're served um.
"buber" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"To tell you about a client that did not that the american financing did not not do business with it is somebody who went and did buber amounts of homework probably went to ten different mortgage consultants and it says the kind of person this guy is and he just worked it worked it worked it and worked it he got down to two deals one was really really good and the other one was really really good accepted had one extra level he didn't have to put any money down he brought both of them to american finance because american finance was the first one he brought them both to american financing i'll let him tell you the rest of the story stu they actually told me to take the other deal they told me that it was a really good and and i was asking for something very quirky and not normally the type of mortgage they did at american financing they actually sent me to another company because it was a better deal they junkin said we'll get back to you let us look at this they took it back for an hour and he was asking for i don't want to pay i don't want any money down i i hate the no by don't well that's why that this why this company stays and businesses oh i don't care of business or not so so but that's the kind of people they are they will find the best deal for you because they don't make the money the sales consoles don't make the money on if you take their dealer not so they're.