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Uber launches 'Real-time ID Check' for drivers to take randomly prompted selfies (PHOTO)

Malika Karim May 10, 2017 9:12 am 272

Uber has introduced a new safety feature to its ride sharing app, requiring drivers to take random selfies making sure they are who they say they are.

Drivers will now be prompted take a security selfie prior to accepting rides or at the start of their shift, to compare that image it to the driver’s profile photo.

This added security feature will help ensure the person driving matches the account Uber on file. If the two photos don’t match, the account will be temporarily blocked while Uber  determines why there’s been a mismatch.


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Malika Karim
Malika is a former Daily Hive Calgary City Editor. Graduate of SAIT's Radio Television Broadcast News program and UofA's Bachelor of Science program. Flames, family, and sleep over everything. Email [email protected] for all Calgary related stories.

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