5 of 6 Don’t expect a free ride with the Uber app, though, since the company has now pulled the feature from all its apps.
In an email, Uber’s general manager for product and marketing, David Smith, explained the decision to remove the feature, noting that Uber is now working to integrate privacy-related features more fully into the company’s existing app and that the company is still committed to a privacy-preserving approach to its platform.
“We are currently actively investigating how we can better support our users’ privacy,” Smith wrote.
Uber declined to comment on the company-wide changes to its privacy policies.
“This is an issue that we’re actively working on,” Smith said.
Uber’s app has long been known for its controversial user experience, including the fact that Uber drivers are required to wear body cameras.
But the app also offers features that make it difficult for people to avoid getting into the car.
These include a feature that forces people to tap to confirm the confirmation of their request; a feature called “the stop button,” which makes it easy for users to cancel a ride; and a feature where the app will automatically turn off your location data when you’re not in the car (which is supposed to be the case when you have an appointment or an emergency).
Uber also has a new “no need for a ride” feature that is supposed help people avoid driving themselves.
But these features have been criticized by some users and privacy advocates.
Uber has also been sued by two users who claim they were sexually assaulted by an Uber driver while in the company.