Taxi drivers face a lot of challenges in their industry, the biggest of which, is their own personal security. So naturally, they have employed various technology solutions to help them stay safe behind those wheels hauling strangers into and out of even stranger locations. One of those tools is the dash cam, for those who want to be obvious, while for others they place hidden camera in a strategic position inside the taxi.
While it is one thing for the drive to record a trip in their car, it is altogether a different story for them to post the footage online. If you don’t think your Uber, Taxify, Mondo, or Lyft driver could be secretly recording you, then you need to ‘Google up’ Jason Gargac, a taxi driver operating in St. Louis, US, who has been working for Uber and Lyft.
Gargac has been live streaming his dashcam to Twitch, all without his passengers’ knowledge or consent, and is reported to have made $3,5000 from the streams. There is a huge market out there who will watch anything and everything online. And the taxi drivers are slowly …read more