Monday, February 13, 2017

Cheating husband sues Uber for revealing affair to his wife and 'causing their divorce


A businessman is suing the company Uberafter it tipped off his wife about his affair. 

The app-based company, which acts as a instant hail minicar app service allowing people to hail nearby cars to their exact location, is facing a lawsuit after the man's wife was alerted to his location while he was cheating on her with another woman.

The man, from southern France, had requested a car using his wife's phone, according to local reports.

But when he gave the phone back to her, the app continued to send notifications to her phone about his whereabouts - even though he had logged out of the account.

The couple has since divorced and the businessman has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Uber worth €45million.

Speaking to AFP news agency the man's lawyer, David-André Darmon, said: "My client was the victim of a bug in an application.

"The bug has caused him problems in his private life."

He added that the man wished to remain "discreet and anonymous".

The bug is a known flaw which has affected other customers, with some confused users taking to Twitter to ask why they were still getting friends' notifications even though they had logged out of their accounts.

According to Le Figaro , the flaw does not affect Android phones but was witnessed on iPhones used prior to a December iOS update. 

When Le Figaro contacted the company for comment, a spokesperson said: "Uber does not publicly comment on individual cases, including the case of divorce proceedings between spouses."