Buzzfeed reports that one of its journalists, Johana Bhuiyan, used Uber to travel to a meeting with Josh Mohrer last month. On arriving, he was waiting for her, then casually said “I was tracking you” as he pointed to his iPhone.
Buzzfeed has since learned from two ex-Uber employees that a tool known as “God View” allows the company’s staff to track both Uber vehicles and customers. It’s not open to drivers at all, but it is apparently “widely available” at a corporate level.
While it makes sense for Uber to be able to track its drivers, if only for saefty reason, naming the system God View, tracking journalists with it, and then telling them about it… well, it doesn’t seem like great business sense. How about hitching a ride elsewhere? [Buzzfeed]