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Uber's customer tracking draws complaint to FTC

Uber's customer tracking draws complaint to FTC

Uber Technologies Inc. shouldn't track customers when they aren't using the ride-sharing application, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission on Monday by a digital-privacy group. Under Uber's new privacy policy, which is scheduled to go into effect July 15, the ride-sharing service plans to seek customers' permission to collect location and address book information when the app is running in the background, according to the complaint from the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington. The group is asking the FTC to investigate and force Uber to end practices that EPIC says aren't necessary for the company to carry out its...