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God View

All the biggest platforms have it, only Uber is honest enough (or careless) enough to name it accurately. From loc 3962-3979 of Brad Stone’s The Upstarts:

God View was an internal service that Uber made available to all of its employees, and it was one reason the company had grown so quickly. All of the hundreds of city offices had access to the same tools as employees in San Francisco and so could make decisions based on data in a decentralized way. Kalanick believed that a transparent corporate culture gave employees a sense of ownership of their projects, making them feel as if they were running startups within the larger company. And yet Uber had deployed God View without adequate privacy protections around the data, with little training of employees, and with no public privacy policy that informed the world of how Uber planned to use this sensitive information. It was a disaster waiting to happen.

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