Senator Al Franken questions Uber about its privateness coverage, ‘God View’
Uber’s PR nightmare of every week is getting even worse, as Senator Al Franken has joined these questioning the service about its ethics and dedication to consumer privateness. In a letter (PDF), Franken laid out ten particular questions for CEO Travis Kalanick to reply by December fifteenth, aimed toward nailing down issues like who has entry to the controversial “God View” software, and what (if any) disciplinary steps the corporate took because of government Emil Michael’s feedback a few plan to dig up filth on journalists important of Uber. Michael’s feedback, initially reported by Buzzfeed and reportedly aimed toward PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy, began a spherical of critique of the corporate’s tradition that does not appear to be it’ll finish anytime quickly. Whereas we watch for this to shake out, PandoDaily cites a number of examples (two articles and a collection of tweets by Ashton Kutcher) of what it is seeing as a smear marketing campaign towards the media by Uber and its backers. Oh, for the previous days when automotive-sharing providers and their riders solely needed to fear about regulators, robberies and hammer assaults.
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