Uber Allowed Chinese Partner to Track Location of Users Around the Globe, Study Finds

John Dickson, a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and a principal at security specialist Denim Group, said that if a Chinese company has access to this type of data, he would expect the Chinese government to use big data analytics tools to sift through the information and track the location of key individuals, such as American government officials, politicians and businesspeople.

“I think that if you asked 10 security folks whether or not this data would fall into government hands, I think nine out of 10 would say that you can assume the Chinese would be cooperating with their government to make sure they have it,” Dickson said.

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