Boris Johnson snatched away a reporter's phone when he tried to show him a photo of a 4-year-old boy forced to lie on a hospital floor
- The bizarre incident saw the prime minister, who refused to look at the photo, grab the reporter's phone and put it in his pocket for part of the interview.
- The boy, Jack Williment-Barr, was reportedly forced to lie on a pile of coats in a hospital in Leeds, while waiting for more than four hours to be seen for suspected pneumonia.
- Johnson said he had "every sympathy" for the child, whose picture was revealed by the Daily Mirror on Monday, but refused to look at the picture and then took it from the reporter and put it in his pocket.
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Daily Crunch: Uber reveals sexual assault numbers
- Uber just released its first-ever safety report, stating that it received 2,936 reports pertaining to sexual assault in 2017, which went up to 3,045 in 2018 (these are U.S.-specific numbers).
- While traditional taxis also have their safety risks, those numbers are still quite troubling.
- It’s worth noting, though, that the company has implemented some safety measures designed to help prevent sexual assault.
- To be clear, you’re not going to be booting up Pokémon GO on a pair of Qualcomm/Niantic AR glasses this Christmas.
- Moving forward, though, Niantic will be working with Qualcomm to flesh out the reference hardware for augmented reality glasses.
- While Lego’s take on the Tesla Cybertruck design seemed to be purely for the LOLs, a remarkably faithful representation has been submitted to the official Lego Ideas crowdsourcing website.
Uber safety report reveals thousands of sexual assault reports last year
- Uber just released its first-ever safety report that covers sexual assault.
- In 2017, Uber received 2,936 reports pertaining to sexual assault, and received 3,045 in 2018.
- Despite the increase in raw numbers, Uber saw a 16% decrease in the average incident rate, which it suggests may correlate with the company’s increased focus on safety as of late.
- Though, Uber found riders account for nearly half of the accused parties across those five most serious sexual assault categories.
- In an independent investigation conducted by CNN, the publication found 103 Uber drivers who had been accused of sexual assault or abuse of passengers.
- Later that year, Uber added a feature called Ride Check, which will activate if the GPS sensor in the driver’s phone notices there’s an abnormally long or unexpected stop during the trip.