Uber, $70 bln company, doesn’t seem to test some of its code

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Growing pains, I guess, but this should not be what big disruptive companies look like. I noticed that Uber’s web app offers filters to create lists of historical data — your rides — via criteria like which credit card you used, the city you took the ride in, the month etc. Great for expenses. Except it doesn’t work. The filters simply don’t work.

Uber have confirmed it and said they’re working on it. (It’s still not working.) But for a feature like this, wouldn’t you have done even basic testing, like, well, to see that it worked? 

 

News: Software To Stop You Being Sued

From the Why Not Make A Buck From All This Stuff Dept comes software that warns you if your computer is being used to download music the RIAA may sue you over. SecureTunes works by disabling specific features of file sharing programs installed on your PC.
 
 
It also provides detailed reports on the file sharing activity on a computer and will launch each time a file sharing program launches. At $2 it may be worth a try. (I haven’t.)