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The Guardian | 08.07.15

Have Uber’s ‘phantom cars’ disappeared?

Alex Rosenblat

D&S researcher Alex Rosenblat was quoted from her Vice article in this Guardian piece describing Uber’s transition from the ‘phantom car’ screen.

Rosenblat, a researcher for New York-based thinktank Data & Society, first reported the existence of the cars in July. Writing in Vice, she cited the testimony of multiple Uber passengers and drivers who had all reported seeing cars displayed on the app’s pick-up screen which didn’t seem to exist in the real world.

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