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Thai crackdown on Uber has public crying foul

More people hop on the ride-sharing bandwagon as taxis develop an image problem

Uber's smartphone app: The Thai government is cracking down on the use of private cars for ride-sharing services.

BANGKOK -- Online ride-hailing services are stirring controversy in Thailand as the authorities crack down on drivers affiliated with Uber and other popular apps.

At the center of the battle are the Department of Land Transport, which sees drivers who use private vehicles as illegal taxi operators, and Uber Technologies of the U.S. and other companies that insist they are offering not taxi services but ride-sharing services.

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