Uber Now Demands Security Code Before Trip from More Passengers in Brazil

Uber sends a security code by SMS or through the App; the driver may only start the ride after entering the correct four digits.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uber is expanding a security feature in Brazil and other Latin American countries: a four-digit code must be provided to the driver before the ride can begin. This PIN code is available via SMS or directly from the App. The company is trying to expedite this process by authorizing the trip via ultrasound.

The reports have been piling up on Twitter over the past 24 hours, coming from Brazil . . .

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