Saturday, April 16, 2016

Uber Shares Data on 12 Million Riders with Uncle Sam

Uber Technologies on Tuesday released its first ever transparency report detailing the information requested by not only U.S. law enforcement agencies, but also by regulators.

According to Yahoo, the ride-sharing company said that between July and December 2015, it had provided information on more than 12 million riders and drivers to various U.S. regulators and on 469 users to state and federal law agencies.

The company said the agencies requested information on trips, trip requests, pickup and dropoff areas, fares, vehicles, and drivers.

Uber said it got 415 requests from law enforcement agencies, a majority of which came from state governments, and that it was able to provide data in nearly 85 percent of the cases.

A large number of the law enforcement requests were related to fraud investigations or the use of stolen credit cards, according to the report.

Uber said it had not received any national security letters or orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance act.

This is what happens in a cashless society. Yellow cabs can't report anything when you use cash. They don't know anything.


(htMike Walgenbach)


  1. This working together with Big Brother Sam makes the German sounding name "Uber" strangely applicable.

    1. Pretty much every big corp in US deserves to have "USA, USA über alles, über alles in der Welt" as the first words of their corporate song.