Online smartphone car-sharing service provider Uber Technologies Inc has decided to tone down employee access to its so-called “God View, ” used as a real-time taxi-monitoring tool.
The company, which has been valued above many global automakers, has fallen under scrutiny lately as it expands at a rapid pace around the world. Now, the large number of legal challenges was joined by a growing number of customer complaints – with the people alleging privacy violations. Controversy surrounding its approach to the traditional cab and limousine services has risen, with many protests in cities around the world from local cabbies or limousine drivers. Also, France, Spain and Thailand have already banned the service or parts of it all together, while other cities also impose restrictions.