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Uber Adding Panic Button for Riders in Chicago

Move follows similar rollout in India, after sexual assault allegations

(Newser) - Uber is adding a safety feature for customers in Chicago—they'll be able to press a "panic button" as part of the Uber app if they feel threatened by a driver, reports the Chicago Sun-Times . Of course, the very fact that Uber feels compelled to roll out an... More »

NYC Hotel Housekeepers Will Get Panic Buttons

They'll be able to summon help in a hurry while in a guest's room

(Newser) - The Dominique Strauss-Kahn saga may have resulted in dropped charges , but hotel staff in New York City will soon get little reminders of the case in the form of personal panic buttons, reports the New York Times . As part of a proposed new contract, the city's major hotels will... More »

Hotel Maids to Get Panic Buttons

Second high-profile assault allegation prompts safety move

(Newser) - We'll call them DSK buttons: Maids at two ritzy Manhattan hotels will soon carry panic buttons so they can alert others when they're in danger, the Wall Street Journal reports. The move comes after a second high-profile assault case, this one involving 74-year-old Egyptian business executive Mahmoud Abdel... More »

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