"Uber adds emergency button to its app to directly dial 911"- The Verge

"Uber is also upgrading its driver screening process. In the past, Uber has been criticized for failing to provide adequately screen its drivers before allowing them to accept rides on the platform. Starting today, the company says it will rerun criminal and motor vehicle checks on its drivers each year, “regardless of whether there is a legal obligation to do so,” Khosrowshahi said in a blog post."- Andrew J. Hawkins