Uber’s New York Office Executive Investigated for Spying on Journalist
Uber, the car sharing service which has grown to an $18 billion company from a startup in just four years have made many enemies in its way with its aggressive tactics. The company's enemies include taxi drivers, local regulators and even some journalists.
However so far none of the legal battles or protests have caused as much headache to the company as did a report from a BuzzFeed this week. The report claimed that an executive of Uber floated a suggestion of hiring researchers who would help the company to look into the personal lives of some journalists who in the past have written decisive articles concerning the company. It also said that one of the general managers at the New York City office of Uber had accessed the travel route of a reporter without prior permission.
The simple conversation which was meant to point out the cordial relationship with the media has Uber's general manager Josh Mohrer in trouble and has led the matter under investigation and scrutiny.
According to Johana Bhuiyan, who is a Buzzfeed News reporter, this is not the first time when Mohrer infringed into her privacy. In fact two months back he had apparently sent her the logs related to her Uber trips while a discussion was going on.
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