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Last Update on March 05, 2015 08:10 GMT
IN THE NEWS: FACEBOOK COMPLAINT ABOUT JOB LANDS MAN IN JAIL
UNDATED (AP) -- Many people complain about their jobs on social networking sites like Facebook. But few end up in jail because of it. However, that's exactly what happened to a Florida man. While Ryan Pate lives in the U.S., the company he works for is based in the United Arab Emirates. He was in Florida when he beefed about his sick leave on Facebook -- but apparently his complaint had legs. When Pate returned to Abu Dhabi last month, he was told to report to the police station -- and was arrested for breaking a UAE law about badmouthing his employer. He spent about 10 days in jail and is now free on bail awaiting a trial later this month. Pate could get up to five years in prison and a steep fine if convicted.
IN THE NEWS: UBER - SINGAPORE
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singapore police are looking into reports of a man posing as a driver for Uber. A number of Facebook users have reported that a man in a Honda station wagon claiming to be a Uber driver picked them up on the road -- and charged them two or three times the normal rate. Uber officials in Singapore have confirmed the driver's vehicle wasn't registered with them. The company has also filed complaints against the bogus driver to the police. Uber has its headquarters in the U.S. It only lets registered drivers accept bookings made through its app -- and all payments are cashless.