A driver for Uber and Lyft in Missouri used a webcam to secretly record unsuspecting customers — then broadcast the footage on the internet for the world to see. Jason Gargac, 32, of St. Louis posted online nearly 700 rides, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. After the paper outed Gargac, Uber suspended his account, and Lyft booted him from the service. Every visible and audible detail of hundreds of trips in his Chevrolet pickup — passengers’ faces, conversations and drop-off locations — were streamed on the website Twitch. “I feel violated. I’m embarrassed,” said one passenger tracked down by the broadsheet, who asked not to be identified. “We got in an Uber at 2 a.m. to be safe, and then I find out that because of that, everything I said in that car is online and people are watching me. It makes me sick.” Gargac told the Dispatch that he was just capturing “natural interactions between myself and the passengers … [Read more...] about Uber, Lyft driver suspended after secretly livestreaming hundreds of passengers
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Richard North Patterson June 18, 2018 In legend, F. Scott Fitzgerald remarked to Ernest Hemingway, “The rich are different than you and me.” To which Hemingway supposedly replied, “Yes — they have more money.”For once, the author of “The Great Gatsby” — that classic novel of corrosive wealth — fought Hemingway to a draw. In the politics of 2018, billionaires like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson are very different indeed — precisely because they have more money.That’s America after Citizens United. A seminal study in 2013 by professors at Northwestern University confirmed that, in terms of political influence, the top 1 percent rules. Advertisement Two thirds of those surveyed — worth, on average, $14 million — contributed to political campaigns. Reflecting their affluence, their … [Read more...] about Wealthy donors are pulling our democracy to the right
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Style by Dan Zak by Dan Zak Email the author April 4 Email the author The grill was too small for the steaks, and the island cottage was too small for the people: six men and six women, drinking rum, vodka and scotch on a hot, breezeless night in July 1969. By the end, one of the women would be trapped in the back seat of a submerged car, as saltwater swelled around her. One of the men, the driver, would be back on dry land but drowning in dread, knowing already that no matter how he strove, or what he achieved, the tragedy at Massachusetts’s Chappaquiddick Island would forever be an anchor around his neck. This … [Read more...] about What really happened at Chappaquiddick? A new movie explores the truth we’ll never know.
Driving the Day HAPPENING TODAY -- Following one of the most insane 72 hours in American political history, Donald Trump’s fate within a rattled Republican Party could be decided on Monday. A House Republican Conference increasingly frustrated with Trump will hold a conference call at 11 a.m. ET. The Republican National Committee has set a call with its members for 5 p.m. (http://politi.co/2e7zEfV). Many top GOP leaders say they think Donald Trump is putting their congressional majority in jeopardy. --WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: “Ryan discussed revoking Trump endorsement,” by Jake Sherman in St. Louis and John Bresnahan in D.C.: “House Speaker Paul Ryan has discussed withdrawing his endorsement of Donald Trump, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions within his inner circle. Ryan (R-Wis.) has publicly and privately grown dismayed by the tone and tenor of Trump’s campaign, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of his thinking. … [Read more...] about RACE TO THE BOTTOM: Trump, Clinton spar in ugly debate — BEHIND THE SCENES in St. Louis — RYAN discussing dumping Trump — PLAYBOOK INTERVIEW: Josh Tyrangiel — ANDREW KACZYNSKI engaged
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Arts and Entertainment by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Email the author March 18 at 4:26 PM Email the author A scene from the Cirque du Soleil show “Totem,” which was not the show that experienced a death. (Cirque du Soleil) An experienced Cirque du Soleil acrobat performing an intricate aerial routine plummeted to his death in front of a live audience in Tampa on Saturday night. The company identified the cast member as Yann Arnaud, a Frenchman who had worked as a Cirque du Soleil acrobat for 15 years. He died at a hospital. It was the second onstage death in Cirque du Soleil’s history. The incident … [Read more...] about A longtime Cirque du Soleil performer falls to his death as a crowd watches