Uber denies that its employees can look at your rider history, except for ‘legitimate business purposes’

It hasn’t been a great day for Uber’s PR team. Late last night, an Uber VP reportedly said that the company was considering spending $ 1 million to investigate journalists and dig up dirt on their personal lives, a comment that put CEO Travis Kalanick into damage control mode for most of the day. But a secondary controversy arose from this first PR mistake — Ellen Cushing, a journalist at San Francisco magazine said that Uber employees warned her that company executives were possibly looking at her rider logs to see which employees she was speaking to as part of her reporting for a story on Kalanick. While Cushing wasn’t able to verify that claim, she did say it felt likely to her based on the recently-revealed statements about…

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