Monday June 22, 2015

Uber Customer Tracking Draws FTC Complaint

It has been almost a week since anyone filed a police report, complaint or lawsuit against Uber. Thankfully a complaint has been filed with the FTC just in the nick of time. Whew! I was starting to get worried. wink

Uber Technologies Inc. shouldn’t track customers when they aren’t using the ride-sharing application, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission on Monday by a digital-privacy group. While Uber states that location services may be disabled to prevent the app from gathering location data, the complaint says that "Uber can still collect location information through the phones’ IP addresses."

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