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Belgium bans Uber, threatens €10,000 fine for each attempted pickup

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The French government actually forced Uber chauffeurs to wait 15 minutes before picking up passengers in response, which now seems tame in comparison to Belgium's actions. Uber has yet to comment, but previously said it's been open with the government and called the seizures "disproportionate and targeted." 

Wow, Uber really upsets a lot of people, it seems.

Disruption aside, that's... a bit of a understatement, in the sense that it operates somewhat improperly, if not a bit shady (by forcing drivers to use their own personal insurance and not offering additional protection - maybe i'm wrong/incomplete).  

I thought Seattle had banned officially... but didn't realize it was vitriolic, as if Uber is their Google (well, Google is our Microsoft)

"Protestors attack Uber vehicles in Seattle, vow to take down a ‘disgusting tech company’"

Lest we've forgotten about our own ride-share related fatality here in SF.  

That's right. San Francisco protests buses; Seattle protests cars.

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