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Uber is launching a website outlining how its cars move around cities, in an effort to appease city authorities who have long called for more data sharing.  It will provide data on dozens of cities from next month.  Uber’s transportation data could help cities to improve traffic flow.  The controversial app-based taxi service had previously argued that sharing such information could jeopardize passenger privacy.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: January 11, 2017

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38569157

Discussion

1) Will “anonymising and aggregating into city zone” the driver data provide passenger privacy, or not?

2) How might you use this data to provide an interesting service?

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