During the recent Sydney hostage crisis in Australia, one company may have profited off of the panic of potential customers trying to flee to safety. That’s right, while a hostile hostage situation unfolded and hostages tried to escape, Uber’s taxi service raised prices for rides to almost $100 AUD ($82 USD) for rides.
Reports of gunshots frightened the streets of Sydney. Man Haron Monis is an Iranian man known for sending hate mail to the families of fallen soldiers who was apprehended once police stormed the building with automatic weapons and flash grenades to save the unknown number of hostages. At one point prior to police intervention, five hostages escaped, sending the [...]