Uber denies reports that it tracked users’ devices

Uber denies reports that it tracked users’ devices

Responding to reports that Uber tracked the mobile devices of former users even after they deleted the Uber app, the ride hailing company has denied any wrongdoing.

The New York Times (NYT) recently reported that Uber tracked iPhone users even after the deletion of Uber app from their devices. But, the company claimed that iit never did anything like that.

Denying any wrongdoing, Uber said, “We absolutely do not track individual users or their location if they've deleted the app. As the New York Times story notes towards the very end, this is a typical way to prevent fraudsters from loading Uber onto a stolen phone, putting in a stolen credit card…”

A representative of the company explained that the controversial “fingerprinting” technique was used for detecting and blocking distrustful logins to protect users' accounts. He added that a form of the technique is still in use, and it complies with Apple Inc’s rules.

Uber is no stranger to such allegations. The company’s chief, Travis Kalanick, was recently caught shouting at a driver. Earlier, the company was accused of having a toxic as well as sexist corporate environment.


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