An executive with Uber, the app-based cab service, said how he wants to spend $1 million to dig up dirt on its critics, wanting to get at “your personal lives, your families.” This from the same company that blogged about the data it has on its riders’ “brief overnight weekend stays”; that is, sexual rendezvous.
But Uber is not the only company that is amassing vast stores of personal data on its customers and that is not afraid to use it. We worry about an intrusive government invading our privacy and taking away our liberties. But we have constitutional protection against that, for whatever that is worth. But what about intrusive companies invading our privacy and taking away our liberties? [Read more...]