Any Waterloo Region drivers? Just wanted to start a thread here since there is not yet a city forum. Anybody had any interesting experiences in WR Uber's first month of service?
For that reason between now and Regulation, I keep my phone in the cup holder.I suspect the taxi people are likely trying to intimidate or report the regular uber drivers as they have been in Toronto (they'll probably recognize them after a while with their phones mounted up on the dash or windshield and frequently being "around")
So much for being "anonymous" and reveling brothers identity during taxi ride. LOL. If anything, hackers groups would concentrate their efforts against huge multinational company such as Uber, not small regional taxi dispatch service.Fwiw, the first time an Uber driver or his vehicle is attacked or vandalised the taxi folks will lose a huge amount of public support even worse than Toronto.
And you never know what kind of retribution could follow, Uber has a lot of young and clever supporters in Waterloo.
I rode with an Uber driver a couple weeks ago on my way home from work - just after Bill Chester from the taxi association was on the CBC radio making veiled threats against Uber drivers. Anyway, driver claims his brother is a member of anonymous (he could also be full of it) but he said it was good for the taxi people that they had a manual/radio back up dispatch system as they may have to get used to using it again it if they act on their threats.
Cabbies are phenomenally skillful and shooting themselves in the foot. A bulls-eye every time!it'll be interesting to see what happens if things "escalate" but like in Toronto the taxi industry will likely be the ones on the losing end of public opinion if something does happen.
I do share most of your thoughts regarding respecting competition and futility of cabbie protests in Toronto, however I'm surprised you don't see the irony of "Anonymous" group bringing down dispatch system in support of some large multinational corporate entity such as Uber. Something like that would firmly go against their believes.Well I don't know who the guy's brother is so he's still anonymous to me.. either way it'll be interesting to see what happens if things "escalate" but like in Toronto the taxi industry will likely be the ones on the losing end of public opinion if something does happen. Also, it doesn't take a "group" to penetrate companies who likely don't have much in the way of protection on their networks (even if they think they do), any dumbass kid with Metasploit and a few hours of googling for the right stuff can do it.