The ride-hailing app is no stranger to legal trouble. In addition to fighting for the right to operate in a number of countries outside of the US, Uber faced driver protests and criticism over benefits for full time employees and how it screens drivers. The company has also received a lot of scrutiny over its practice of charging higher rates during times of high demand. Earlier this year, New York City announced that it wouldn't place limits on Uber's surge pricing or limit the number of cars it could put on the city's streets. We've reached out to Uber on the matter and we'll update if/when it responds.
This article by Billy Steele originally ran on Engadget, the definitive guide to this connected life.