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As Uber releases sexual assault numbers, experts give tips on staying safe in rideshares

A vehicle with Uber signage in the windshield in New York on Dec. 5, 2019. In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform. (Jeenah Moon/The New York Times) XNYT170 XNYT170

Last December, a Seattle woman was raped in White Center when she got into the car of a man she thought was an Uber driver. Hers isn't the only such story. In April, University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson got into a car she thought was her Uber and was killed by its driver. In Las...

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