Uber restricts God View but needs to come clean on usage policy, says US senator

Uber has responded to concerns over the company’s privacy policy, after it was reported last month that one of its employees tracked a journalist’s location using an internal tool called “God View.” In a letter to Senator Al Franken, the company says employee Josh Mohrer tracked BuzzFeed News reporter Johana Bhuiyan because she was “30 minutes late” to a meeting, and he wanted to meet her in the lobby. Uber adds that Mohrer showed “poor” judgment in using God View to access Bhuiyan’s data, and that he was disciplined “accordingly.”

The letter, published on Franken’s website, comes in response to a letter the Minnesota senator sent in November, inquiring about the company’s privacy policies. In its response, Uber says it has curtailed…

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