WaPo: Is Uber’s rider database a sitting duck for hackers? by Craig Timberg:
Imagine for a second that your job is to gather intelligence on government officials in Washington, or financiers in London, or entrepreneurs in San Francisco. Imagine further that there existed a database that collected daily travel information on such people with GPS-quality precision- where they went, when they went there and who else went to those same places at the same times.
In light of Uber’s CEO’s comments to the press in recent weeks, what’s to stop Uber from just using the information for malicious purposes?