Uber will now require drivers to take “security selfies” before going online

Uber

Uber has been criticized in the past due to their flaky verification process and peculiar business model which allows anyone with a car and license to become a driver. In addition to relative ease of induction, Uber has been hesitant to use biometric verification to identify drivers, due to it being a hindrance in quick and smooth operation of their services. These oversights on Uber’s part have resulted in some ugly incidents which raise questions about security and reliability of its whole operation.

Uber seems to be aware of this growing discontent among users. To overcome some common issues like identity theft of Uber drivers and handling of passengers by unauthorized personnel, Uber is introducing a new mandatory security feature for all of its drivers. Now before going online and accepting a ride, drivers will have to take a selfie and it will then matched with the corresponding picture on driver’s work profile. Failure to do so will result in a temporary blockage of said driver’s account.

uber-verification

A blog post on the official Uber news blog gives detail about the whole process:

  • Drivers are asked periodically to take a selfie in the Uber app before they accept rides.
  • We then use Microsoft’s Cognitive Services to instantly compare this photo to the one corresponding with the account on file.
  • If the two photos don’t match, the account is temporarily blocked while we look into the situation.

Uber notes that while the process is still in its early stages, after 2 months of pilot testing, 99 percent of drivers enrolled in the program were able to get their accounts verified. Due to such overwhelming success, Uber is now expanding this feature globally and will make this mandatory for all drivers before they are allowed to accept ride requests.

This is step in the right direction and will help Uber regain trust among its users. However, there is still room for improvement, especially in countries like Pakistan where the service is still young and riddled with flaws.

The post Uber will now require drivers to take “security selfies” before going online appeared first on TechJuice.



~ Shop by Category ~


Mens Fashion in Pakistan  Mens Latest Fashion in Pakistan  Mens Fashion Accessories Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Belts Online Shopping in Pakistan  Cufflinks Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Perfumes Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Sunglasses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Wallets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Watches Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan Mens Wester Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan  Export Stock Lot & Export Leftover in Pakistan  Mens Winter Collection 2019-2020  Mens Hoodies & Jackets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Jeans Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Pants Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Shirts Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens T-shirts Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Pakistani Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Nightwear & Undergarments Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Bathrobe Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Nightwear Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Pajamas Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mens Undergarments Online Shopping in Pakistan
Ladies Fashion Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Latest Fashion Online Shopping in Pakistan  Womens Accessories Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Handbags & Purses Online Shopping in PakistanLadies Perfumes Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Sunglasses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Watches Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Clothing Online Shopping in Pakistan  Pakistani Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Pakistani Dresses Latest Designs & New Arrival  2018 Collection Pakistani Dresses in Pakistan  2019 Collection Pakistani Dresses Designs  Abaya & Hijab Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Kurti Online Shopping in Pakistan  Original Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Replica Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Stitched Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Unstitched Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bridal Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Designer Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Eid Collection Pakistani Dresses 2019-2020  Engagement Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Mehandi Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Nikah Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Party Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Walima Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Wedding Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Chiffon Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Embroidered Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Lawn Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Linen Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Net Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Satin Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Silk Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Velvet Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Indian Dresses Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Summer Collection Pakistani Dresses 2019-2020  Ladies Winter Collection Online Shopping in Pakistan  Lingerie Online Shopping in Pakistan  Lingerie New Arrival 2019-2020 Collection  Ladies Bathrobe Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bikini Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bra Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bra Panty Sets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Panty & Thongs Online Shopping in Pakistan Bra by Color  Bra by Size  Bra by Types - Types of Bra  Body Shaper Online Shopping in Pakistan  Camisole Online Shopping in Pakistan  Sexy Lingerie Online Shopping in Pakistan  Nightwear Online Shopping in Pakistan  Nighty Online Shopping in Pakistan  Bridal Nighty Sets Online Shopping in Pakistan  Body Stocking & Leg Stocking Online Shopping in Pakistan  Tights Online Shopping in Pakistan  Ladies Undergarments Online Shopping in Pakistan