Is Uber’s Android app literally malware?

The popular ride-sharing service Uber has been hit by various controversies lately, but now things have gone even worse for the company: A security researcher made a worrying discovery this week and claims, “Uber’s app is literally malware.”

The ride-hailing company is in disputes of handling privacy of its customers data. A Phoenix-based security researcher Joe Giron found that a surprising amount of users’ data is being collected by the company’s mobile application for Android.

It really seems strange and unnecessary to collect access to the camera, phone calls, Wi-Fi, accounts….


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