Uber Tracking Raises Privacy Concerns

Uber Tracking Raises Privacy Concerns

Customers can track their Uber drivers on their smartphone. (Photo: Uber)
Customers can track their Uber drivers on their smartphone. (Photo: Uber)

 

SAN FRANCISCO (USA Today) — Consumers and lawmakers are expressing concern about privacy after Uber said it is investigating one of its executives for allegedly tracking the private travel records of a journalist without her permission.

The revelation came after an Uber executive floated the idea of running opposition research on the personal lives and families of journalists who are critical of the company.

And last month Forbes magazine discovered that Uber employees used the internal company tool called “God View” to stalk VIP users.

Technology companies have amassed vast amounts of personal information on consumers from communications to online activities.

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