Lyft probes whether employees viewed data of exes, love interests — and Mark Zuckerberg: report

Ride-hailing firm Lyft is investigating its own workforce after a claim that employees were using company systems to view data concerning ex-partners, current partners, and to “stalk attractive people,” according to a new report.

At least one employee boasted of using the database to grab the phone number of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the report said.

“Another employee has bragged about collecting the info of Hollywood actresses and porn stars,” said a purported current or former Lyft worker, according to website The Information.

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The claims were made anonymously in a post on the app Blind, which can be used by employees and former employees of companies to present information or air grievances, The Information reported Jan. 25.

“I’m sorry, this has bothered me way too long and it’s gone unchanged for too long for me to not say anything,” the anonymous person said, according to the website. “The abuse I’ve seen needs to be curbed and access restricted.”

A Lyft spokeswoman told the site that the company was investigating the claims, and she confirmed that the San Francisco company’s engineers can look up customers’ data, including pickup and dropoff records. Lyft hadn’t received internal complaints on the subject, she said.

“Maintaining the trust of passengers and drivers is fundamental to Lyft,” the spokeswoman told The Information.

“The specific allegations in this post would be a violation of Lyft’s policies and a cause for termination.”

 

Photo: A passenger gets into a Lyft car in San Francisco in 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

 

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