Safety

Uber

Uber Agrees to Cough Up $10 Million to Settle California Suit on Misleading Customers

'It sends a clear message to all businesses, and to startups in particular, that in the quest to quickly obtain market share laws designed to protect consumers cannot be ignored,' San Francisco DA says.
Business Travel

Check Out This CIA Operative's 9-Step Hotel Safety Checklist

Before you pack your bags, learn this 9-step spy-approved system.
Mobile

Sound Off: Should Distracted Walkers Be Fined or Jailed?

A New Jersey lawmaker has put forward a bill that stipulates pedestrians with their faces in their phones will pay a fine of $50 or spend up to 15 days in jail.
Cars

FBI Warns of Vehicle Hacking Risks

'While not all hacking incidents may result in a risk to safety, it is important that consumers take appropriate steps to minimize risk.'
Cars

Car Makers Just Agreed to Make Their Vehicles a Whole Lot Safer

Another 10 vehicle makers signed on to make automatic emergency braking a standard feature on all new cars.
Infographics

Ridesharing Services Are Chipping Away at Mass Transit for Some Americans, But Safety Remains Big Concern (Infographic)

A national poll shows that most Americans would be in favor of fingerprint background checks for drivers.
Business Unusual

How a Near-Death Mountain Climb Launched One of the Adventure World's Best-Known Brands

The brothers Giovale are avid mountain climbers, and they learned the hard way that the industry needed better tools for safety. They made the product themselves, launching a now-global business.
Franchises

Why Chipotle Is Closed for Lunch Today

Franchisees are supposed to use the time to go over new food safety procedures after multiple E. coli cases.
Drones

Attention Drone Owners: Flying Robots Near the Super Bowl Is Not OK

The FAA has warned drone owners that 'deadly force' may be used if they violate a 32-mile no-fly zone around Levi's Stadium this Sunday.
Safety

Theranos Poses 'Immediate Jeopardy' to Patient Health, Government Says

The embattled blood-testing startup's lab practices were found to be deficient.
Uber

Uber Has a Creative New Way to Distract Drunk Passengers

As concerns over driver safety have increased over the past few months, the ride service is reportedly piloting one solution in the backseats of cars in Charlotte, N.C.
Safety

Regulators Are Investigating Exploding Hoverboards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission designated the issue as a 'priority investigation.'
Chipotle

After Numerous Health Incidents, Chipotle Has a Big Perception Problem

Outbreaks of E. Coli and norovirus have caused the fast casual chain to temporarily shut down locations across the country.
Technology

Hoverboards Prohibited at CES 2016

The electronics and technology show has banned the wildly popular device, and Twitter is not pleased.
Google

If You Get In the Way of Google's Self-Driving Car, It Might Shout at You

Forget wimpy horn-honking. Google's autonomous ride could blast messages at passersby from external loudspeakers.