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Uber, Lyft driver creepily livestreams videos of his passengers on Twitch

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If you’re in the St. Louis area, you may be getting filmed by this guy who drives for Uber and Lyft.

Hundreds of Uber and Lyft rides have been broadcast live on Twitch by driver Jason Gargac this year, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday, all of them without the passengers’ permission.

Gargac, who goes by the name JustSmurf on Twitch, regularly records the interior of his car while working for Uber and Lyft with a camera in the front of the car, allowing viewers to see the faces of his passengers, illuminated by his (usually) purple lights, and hear everything they say. At no point does Gargac make passengers aware that they are being filmed or livestreamed. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/2018/07/21/uber-lyft-live-stream-twitch/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

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Barack Obama’s next move could be a series on Netflix

obama_miamidade.jpg?w=738Former Presidents of the U.S. are typically inundated with offers from the private sector when they leave office. Recent White House tenant Barack Obama is about to take a unique step, however, with reports suggesting that he is close to agreeing to have his own show on Netflix.

The New York Times is reporting that Obama is in “advanced negotiations” to produce a series for the global streaming service.

That’s about all the information we have for now. The Journal said the content would include Obama’s wife Michelle, both of whom would be paid by Netflix, and the shows would be exclusive to the streaming platform which claims 118 million subscribers.

According to the report, Obama’s motivation is to highlight inspirational stories rather than use the opportunity to hit back at political opponents and critics, including the Trump administration.

The deal would be a major coup for Netflix, and extend Obama’s already significant online reach. The former President boasts 101 million Twitter followers with 55 million likes on his Facebook page.

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