Sunday February 12, 2017

Frenchman Sues Uber $48M for Revealing Affair

Remember, everything in life can be a financial opportunity, even when you are the douchebag. This dude used his wife’s phone to hail Uber rides to a lover, but the app had a glitch where notifications would continue even after logging out, so his wife found out he wasn’t just going out for groceries. The bug seems legit, but did he not have his own phone to call rides with? I bet he even used his wife’s laptop to write dirty e-mails to his mistress.

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A businessman in southern France is suing ride-hailing company Uber over his wife's discovery of rides he took to see his lover, his lawyer said. The man says he once requested an Uber driver from his wife's phone. Despite logging off, the application continued to send notifications to her iPhone afterwards, revealing his travel history and arousing her suspicions. The couple have since divorced. The lawsuit is reportedly worth up to آ€45m ($48m; آ£38m). "My client was the victim of a bug in an application," his lawyer David-Andrأ© Darmon told AFP news agency after the case was lodged at a court in Grasse. "The bug has caused him problems in his private life," Mr Darmon added.

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