Is Uber Tracking Your Location?


Uber once again came under fire after a recent report claimed that its app was tracking the location of passengers even if they were not using the taxi-hailing service for weeks. The company however has come up with an explanation and says that the location-tracking is enabled for some users due to a new iOS setting. Uber stresses that it’s not its app that’s doing this – but an iOS feature.

John Gruber of DaringFireball in a recent post had claimed how Uber was tracking user location and it could be easily checked via Settings > Privacy > Location Services on an iOS device. The setting showed how an app was tracking the location in three options: “Always”, “While using the app”, and “Never.” However, several users shared screenshots of the Settings page that showed Uber location tracking as set to “Always” despite not having used the app in nearly a week. Read More

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