/2016/12/uber_location_privacy

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gruber123:
"I don't trust Uber, and enjoy casting aspersions them, but I use them all the time" -- John Gruber
11:08 pm — Monday, 19 December 2016
anonymous:
Mine shows a grey compass, but it's been more than 48 hours since I last used Uber.

But hey, (((Gruber)))) doesn't see any misuse, so we've collectively verified. Done!
11:20 pm — Monday, 19 December 2016
anonymous:
If he had done his research, he'd know that the only way they could do background processing with location was to enable this "always". Apple doesn't have a "for five minutes after you close the app" option for location.
11:23 pm — Monday, 19 December 2016
anonymous:
>If he had done his research, he'd know that the only way they could do background processing with location was to enable this "always". Apple doesn't have a "for five minutes after you close the app" option for location.

That's what he said.
11:34 pm — Monday, 19 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
Crisis? Let's go golfing!

- The Obama
11:38 pm — Monday, 19 December 2016
To Be Fair:
Fuck Uber.
12:16 am — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Hairy Lime:
Hey anonymous nazi, nice job on almost getting the number of parentheses correct. You're showing real effort.
1:30 am — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
"Because these apps worked adequately before they disabled this option."

Did they? How the hell would you know?

"We were able to meet our drivers by opening the app, finding our location, and hailing a driver. We gave them enough information to get the job done, and we were satisfied with the results."

"WE"??? Maybe YOU were satisfied with the results based on how and where you were using it. But not everybody is.

So maybe don't make fucking stupid assumptions. Everybody acts like Uber here is doing something nefarious. And hey, even if they are, DON'T USE THE FUCKING APP. Its not that difficult.
1:38 am — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
anonymous:
I don't know which is dumber; Gruber's mindless post, or the "hot takes" here in response to it.
1:34 pm — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
@Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Such a tasty shit sandwich: even better on pumpernickel than on rye.
5:36 pm — Thursday, 22 December 2016
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