Uber allays fears of new app tracking update

The latest Uber application update of term and conditions allows Uber to track the user even after they have completed a trip.

Alon Lits, GM at Uber Sub-Saharan Africa, says the new update is 'not a big secret that Uber is hiding from its users'. He says it is an update that allows Uber to track the user for only five minutes after their trip and not indefinitely.

The intention behind this is to improve the pick up experience.

Alon Lits, General Manager at Uber Sub-Saharan Africa

If a user doesn't want Uber to track them after their ride Litts says they can simply turn off their location settings.

The information gathered is kept in line with all privacy regulation and data storage regulations.

This is not to encroach on people's privacy but to use the information in a productive way.

Alon Lits, General Manager at Uber Sub-Saharan Africa

Listen below to hear how the new Uber app update operates:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Uber allays fears of new app tracking update


Read More
Ranjeni Munusamy: Restlessness in the nation as voting process drags on #ANC54

Ranjeni Munusamy: Restlessness in the nation as voting process drags on #ANC54

Ranjeni Munusamy, political analyst, says the counting is a long, involved process.

Cannot assume ANC president will influence SA's economic policies - accountant

Cannot assume ANC president will influence SA's economic policies - accountant

Accountant Khaya Sithole says market analysts are wrong to assume that ANC's new leader will influence SA's economic architecture.

Struggle stalwart Barbara Hogan 'shocked' by Zuma's comments on Kathrada letter

Struggle stalwart Barbara Hogan 'shocked' by Zuma's comments on Kathrada letter

In a recent SABC interview, President Zuma questioned the authenticity of Ahmed Kathrada's letter calling for his resignation.

Uber in-app support can help locate your belongings

Uber in-app support can help locate your belongings

Uber offer its customers support for when they need help or lost an item in one of their vehicles.

UberEATS delivers food to your door

UberEATS delivers food to your door

Uber's new on demand meal delivery service UberEATS provides warm meals on time at a fixed delivery charge.

Uber attacks becoming more violent, blamed on victims - eNCA journo

Uber attacks becoming more violent, blamed on victims - eNCA journo

After the latest reported incident involving brutality towards Uber passengers, eNCA journalist Karyn Maughan maps a timeline.

Popular articles
'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

Political analyst Dr Somadoda Fikeni sat down with Ray White to discuss the future of the ANC.

The Steinhoff Story: from humble beginnings to billions

The Steinhoff Story: from humble beginnings to billions

Financial Mail editor Rob Rose chats to Eusebius McKaiser about how Steinhoff became the retail giant we know, before the fall.

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Watch the Guptas pack their bags and run in Nando's inspiring new advertisement.

PSG Chair Jannie Mouton opens up (kind of) about Steinhoff

PSG Chair Jannie Mouton opens up (kind of) about Steinhoff

In 2012 Steinhoff acquired 20% of wealth manager PSG, reportedly infuriating Mouton. Bruce Whitfield interviews him.

German prosecutors probing Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste (for accounting fraud)

German prosecutors probing Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste (for accounting fraud)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Steinhoff International Chairperson Christo Wiese.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...