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Didi makes more safety changes — and will pause night services while it does – TechCrunch

Didi makes more safety changes — and will pause night services while it does – TechCrunch Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi has detailed further safety measures incoming to its platform following a second murder of a female passenger last month. The 20-year-old woman had been using Didi’s Hitch carpooling service in Zhejiang, a …

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China announces transportation industry reform, days after murder of Didi carpooling passenger – TechCrunch

China announces transportation industry reform, days after murder of Didi carpooling passenger – TechCrunch The Chinese government announced it will reform the transportation industry to safeguard passengers, three days after a female passenger was allegedly raped and murdered by a Didi Chuxing driver last Friday. Provinces and autonomous regions are …

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Ransomware technique uses your real passwords to trick you – TechCrunch

Ransomware technique uses your real passwords to trick you – TechCrunch A few folks have reported a new ransomware technique that preys upon corporate inability to keep passwords safe. The notes – which are usually aimed at instilling fear – are simple: the hacker says “I know that your password …

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Didi will resume late night Hitch rides, but only allow drivers to pick up passengers of the same sex – TechCrunch

Didi will resume late night Hitch rides, but only allow drivers to pick up passengers of the same sex – TechCrunch Didi Chuxing’s inter-city carpooling service will resume night operations on a limited basis about a month after a female passenger was allegedly murdered by an unregistered driver who accessed …

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LifeDoor crowdfunds the production version of its fire-thwarting door-closer – TechCrunch

LifeDoor crowdfunds the production version of its fire-thwarting door-closer – TechCrunch At CES in January I was pleasantly surprised by the LifeDoor, a smart home gadget that’s actually worth having. These little boxes automatically close doors when smoke detectors go off, inhibiting the spread of fire and smoke. The company …

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