LONDON — Uber has introduced a new feature that allows the app to gather users’ location data for up to 5 minutes after a ride has ended.
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Prior to this latest update, Uber only collected location information during a passenger’s trip and only while the app was running in the foreground. No data was collected after the drop-off.
However, the company now intends to collect location information for the five minute period following the ride. And — unless the user opts out — Uber asks customers to always share their location even when they aren’t using the service. Read more…