The New York Times reports Uber's decision to record rides for driver and passenger safety has raised privacy concerns. Uber claims the new surveillance is aimed at collecting data and insights on what happens during rides to clear up alleged unwitnessed disputes. Privacy advocates are not keen on such an increase of data collection. "Uber already has this treasure trove of highly personal data about people," Electronic Frontier Foundation Staff Lawyer Camille Fischer said, noting the surveillance adds "a more fine-tuned snapshot of people’s daily lives." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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