Wednesday December 07, 2016

Uber Tracks You Even After Your Ride: Invasion Of Privacy Or Necessary?

People are up in arms over the Uber app tracking them even after their ride ends. This is the part where I make a wise-crack about Uber tracking you after the ride is over to make sure you aren't sexually assaulted by the driver but, when you think about it, that would probably just make it easier.

Obviously Uber needs your location to send a car to pick you up, and obviously the service tracks your location during the ride to make sure you get where you’re going. But why does Uber now continue to follow you for five minutes after your ride ends? A number of concerned users are unhappy about this latest update, arguing that it goes too far, while Uber counters that this tracking is a necessity.