For Once, Uber Puts Its Data To Good Use

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Following heated controversy surrounding its questionable privacy practices, Uber is putting its vast transportation data to good use by lending anonymized trip logs to city officials in hope of easing traffic congestion and improve urban planning. Boston will be the first city to receive such data from Uber, with several U.S. cities to follow. This marks the first time Uber has opened up its database, and it will no doubt help Uber establish some legitimacy in cities where its legal status is still in debate.