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Uber Settles Investigation Into Creepy 'God View' Tracking Program

Uber has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty and overhaul privacy and security practices to settle the New York attorney general’s investigation into a security breach and the ride-share service’s so-called God View tracking program.

The company will encrypt GPS tracking information, regularly assess its privacy and security practices, and restrict access to sensitive information to designated employees, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said Wednesday.

“This settlement protects the personal information of Uber riders from potential abuse by company executives and staff, including the real-time locations of riders in an Uber vehicle,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

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Source : HuffingtonPost.Com