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Uber secretly watched the drivers

В Uber тайно следили за водителямиThe app can track device IDs even after you delete Uber from your iPhone.

The newspaper the New York Times says that Uber violated the rules Apple using app to spy.

Such data are company Uber to 2015 was illegally obtained through access to the unique identifiers of Apple devices UDID. And near the office of Apple in Cupertino this feature did not work.

The situation changed only at the beginning of 2015, when Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, visited the headquarters of Apple to meet with Tim cook. “I heard you break some of our rules,” he reportedly said at the meeting, Cooke threatened to remove the Uber app for Apple’s App Store.

The app can track device IDs even after you delete Uber from your iPhone or reset the device to factory settings. This approach allows to deal with dishonest drivers, but at the same time, contrary to Apple’s privacy policy. The application contained the function of masking their activity, if someone ran it in the district office of Apple in Cupertino.

As reported by The New York Times, for such violation Travis Kalanick went to fight against unscrupulous drivers, which could create multiple fake accounts for the adoption of the trips from non-existent customers with further manipulation of reports.

“In an effort to build Uber Kalanick openly ignored many rules and regulations, retreating only when he was caught or cornered. It violates the safety rules is based on legal loopholes and gray areas to gain an advantage in business. And his business continues to grow,” – noted journalists.

“The biggest strength of Travis is that he will pass through the wall to reach their goals. The biggest weakness of Travis that he will pass through the wall to reach their goals. This is the best way to describe it,” said investor and billionaire mark Cuban.

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