Tech company adds new features to its taxi app

This audacious move will require an updated privacy policy agreement, which Uber says it is putting in place.


Uber’s taxi app, now has some new features. The app, according to Uber, will now be able to  track your location, so that the drivers can pick you up wherever you are.

Also, Uber says its app will begin asking for permission, to access your contact list, so it can send promotional materials to your friends and family.

A statement from Uber’s blog post, says, "So today we're publishing new Privacy Statements for both riders and drivers. These are half as long as before, with much less legal jargon. And they are available in 23 languages: the vast majority of the languages spoken in the 57 countries where Uber operates.”

In the post, Uber also added that  'These new statements explain more clearly and concisely what data Uber asks for, and how that data is used to provide or improve our services. For example, location data is essential to connect drivers to riders, while features like 'Split Fare' only work if Uber has access to a rider's contact details. We have also included links to our new Android and iOS permissions pages that explain the app permissions we request.'

The tech company says the new improvements will create an exciting user experience.


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