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4/28/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The group's complaint to FTC says that Uber tracks former riders who deleted app A consumer group has lodged a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), charging that Uber Technologies tracked consumers who had once used the company's ride-sharing app, but who had deleted it from their phones. In its complaint, Consumer Watchdog...
News Story
4/28/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Uber’s public relations problems have been piling up over the past few months.  But the ride-hailing firm’s latest controversy may have crossed a line that could create headaches for the company in Washington. A recent report that claims Uber was tracking customers even after users deleted the app is catching the eye of Congress...
News Story
4/28/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog asked the federal agency to check out claims the company tracked driver's iPhones even after the app was deleted. Did Uber break the law by collecting information on user's iPhones to identify them even after they deleted the Uber app? That's what a consumer advocacy group asked the US Federal Trade Commission to find...
News Story
4/28/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Following report that Uber has partaken in some questionable practices, including tracking users after they deleted the Uber app, Congress and federal regulators are considering investigations into the company, according to a report from the Hill. Lawmakers in Washington are reportedly calling for hearings to examine Uber’s potentially...
News Story
4/28/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Faced with a fresh public relations crisis, Uber today unveiled new settings aimed at giving users more control over their data. Among other changes, the app will add a "privacy settings" menu, which will house all privacy controls -- including controls over how Uber uses location data. Uber will also now allow people to delete their...
News Story
4/27/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
An advocacy group known for challenging the tech industry on privacy called on the Federal Trade Commission Thursday to investigate media reports that Uber could identify specific iPhone devices even after users deleted the ride-hailing app. In a letter submitted Thursday, California-based Consumer...
News Release
4/27/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging that Uber Technologies had deceptively tracked users of its app after people thought they had deleted it from their iPhone. “The Commission should not be surprised by Uber’s abuses. It is a renegade technology and...
News Story
3/4/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
There has been so much back-and-forth in the Apple-FBI dispute that it has at times resembled one of this year's jousting contests posing as presidential debates. In an attempt to get the argument back on track, a group of consumer privacy organizations have filed a friend of the court brief on behalf of Apple. The Electric Privacy...
News Release
12/19/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Washington, DC – Online complaints from fed-up Hyundai customers across the country launched a Consumer Watchdog investigation into the automaker’s false fuel economy claims that led to the first-ever EPA recall of multiple models’ false window stickers and a lawsuit on behalf of deceived consumers. The Consumer Watchdog mobile...
News Story
9/25/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog has criticized the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s proposed $22.5-million fine that Google might pay in connection with privacy settings on Apple’s Safari browser. The consumer advocacy group also complains that the FTC does not have a permanent injunction against Google for violating the earlier “Buzz”...