Al Franken Confronts Uber After 'Troubling' Reports

Posted on AllSides November 20th, 2014
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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is calling on ridesharing service Uber to clarify its privacy policy, questioning the company's business practices in a letter to CEO Travis Kalanick.

The letter comes after several unflattering reports about San Francisco-based Uber. On Sunday, BuzzFeed's Ben Smith reported that Uber executive Emil Michael had suggested digging up personal information on journalists who had criticized the company, mentioning PandoDaily's Sarah Lacy as a hypothetical target. The company said Tuesday that its New York general manager is under investigation for tracking the location of a journalist...

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