Uber’s latest controversies: Australia, France and Tampa

Uber, the ride-hailing company, continues to make news around the world.

— Outrage over $100 fares during a hostage crisis in Sydney prompts Uber to offer free rides.

— The government in France announces plans to ban the service starting Jan. 1.

— The Washington Post runs an in-depth piece on how Uber is mobilizing riders and hiring a vast lobbying network.


— And BuzzFeed takes a close look at Uber and Lyft’s “Bitter Battle for Tampa.”