December 12, 2016

"Uber employees have access to customer trip information, and they're using it to spy on ex-girlfriends and celebrities like Beyoncé, a former employee claims."

business insider: A new piece out from Reveal's Will Evans details Uber's history with security and privacy. by Avery Hartmans

'The story cites the experience of Ward Spangenberg, Uber's former forensic investigator who was fired from the company last February. Spangenberg is suing Uber, alleging wrongful termination, defamation, and age discrimination.

'In a stunning October court declaration, Spangenberg alleges that Uber employees freely accessed trip information about celebrities and politicians and helped one another spy on ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends by tracking where and when they traveled. Spangenberg, who worked at Uber for 11 months, said the company's lack of security violated consumer-privacy and data-protection regulations.

'Reveal spoke with five former Uber employees who also said employees could easily track customers — they estimated the number of employees with such access was in the thousands.'

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