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Uber employees caught spying on people

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This one's a little creepy. After Uber's last update, court documents have confirmed that the data ride-sharing app collects is being used for more than making our rides more pleasurable. It looks like Uber employees can and do use this data to stalk celebrities and their executives.

Uber employees caught spying on people

In a court filing, it is said that Uber fails to properly protect personal data when a customer requests a ride. While Uber insists that their strict policies don't allow employees to access those trip information, five former Uber security professionals have confessed that they did have access to the data.

These former Uber employees say that Uber's policy is just an agreement between the company and its employees to not abuse the provided access. But seems like Uber doesn't do anything to prevent employees to access and track private information. So the employees who have access to this data go on and track famous people, their managers, and maybe even you. I'm glad I'm not "that" famous to be their target. It's utterly disturbing.