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IOS 11 deals a blow to Uber's creepy location tracking habit

22 September 2017, 12:55 | Jenny Fowler

IOS 11 deals a blow to Uber's creepy location tracking habit

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Apple's new iOS 11 gives users control over when the Uber app tracks their location. The ride-sharing app always made use of location services on the iPhone to allow drivers to navigate to their pickup, of course, but that proved insufficient for Uber's appetites.

Now, with the new iOS 11 version of the app, the "while using the app" option has returned (via BusinessInsider). In an update in 2016, Uber chose to restrict an existing location privacy option that iPhone users had previously been enjoying.

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About 21 per cent of apps that request access to location on iOS 10 do so with the "always" permission, meaning the apps can use location services in the background. Now, developers have to offer the "when-in-use" setting, rather than being able to hide it.

This setting only affects in-app review prompts that were built with Apple's official API, but in Apple's App Store review guidelines, the company says that it will "disallow custom review prompts". The move is created to alleviate confusing permissioning options, and should address some of the privacy concerns people had about Uber overstepping its bounds. Come iOS 11, however, and those policies have changed.

Prior to updating its app past year to limit users' location setting preferences, Uber had changed its privacy policy to alert users that it might choose to track them even when they had closed its app.

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