Why Uber is tracking users even after the ride?


Following recent news about Uber tracking its users (those who use Uber’s iOS app) even after their ride is over, the taxicab aggregator organization has at last cleared the air to a website, pointing finger at iOS Maps application for the issue.

Uber has said that the issue manifests not because of a bug in its application, but because of an iOS Maps extension that Apple opened in September this year.

Uber‘s maps extension element, which was additionally made accessible in September, depends on Apple Maps’ extensions. This also implies that Maps extensions being used by

Uber’s rivals may have the same issue. Some of the other outsider apps integrated with Apple Maps are Lyft, OpenTable and Yelp.

“For people who choose to integrate ride sharing apps with iOS Maps, location data must be shared in order for you to request a ride inside the Maps app. Map extensions are disabled by default and you can choose to turn them on in your iOS settings,” said a representative from Uber.

It is worth specifying that the issue was being earlier related to Uber’s latest announcement, saying that it would track user location until five minutes after the drop. The move should enhance Uber’s information for every user so it could be more accurate in the future.

John Gruber from DaringFireball.com site noticed that individuals can check which applications have as of late followed their area by exploring to the gadget’s “Settings > Privacy > Location Services”. On the off chance that the marker other than the application is Purple, it implies that the application has as of late gotten to client’s area. In the event that it is Gray, there have been more than 24 hours since that specific application checked client’s area. It was further said by Gruber that he saw no abuse of area access by Uber.

However, users soon posted screenshots of the app following their location even after a week since the last ride.

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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk