Monday, April 17, 2017

Uber Accused Of Operating Three Invasive Spy Programs On Riders
Uber, the ride-sharing startup turned tech conglomerate, has been accused of creating and operating three invasive spy programs in recent months and years, indicating the lengths the company will go to in order to survive and thrive in the ride-hailing market.
Authorities investigated Uber in 2014 for a tool the company reportedly uses called “God View” or “Heaven.”
 The software would allow workers (usually at a higher level) to track riders without their permission. The company ultimately agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty and modify its privacy and security practices, after the New York attorney general’s office launched an official investigation

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