UH-OH: Uber Caught Tracking Your iPhone AFTER You Deleted The App

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Things don't seem to be going well for Uber.

They've been in the news a lot recently, especially because of CEO Travis Kalanick's being part of President Trump's advisory council. He has since resigned from the position after a social media campaign to delete the app was launched.

In a recent article on the difficulties facing Kalanick, the New York Times revealed a stunning detail: Uber was tracking iPhone users even after they deleted their app, forcing Apple CEO Tim Cook to step in:

For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apple's engineers. The reason? So Apple would not find out that Uber had secretly been tracking iPhones even after its app had been deleted from the devices, violating Apple's privacy guidelines.

But Apple was on to the deception, and when Mr. Kalanick arrived at the mid-afternoon meeting sporting his favorite pair of bright red sneakers and hot-pink socks, Mr. Cook was prepared. "So I've heard you've been breaking some of our rules," Mr. Cook said in his calm, Southern tone. Stop the trickery, Mr. Cook then demanded, "or Uber's app would be kicked out of Apple's App Store.


Woah.

Read so much more on this crazy story right HERE


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