Besides keeping SMS notifications from Uber set to ON, other recommendations to users include:
- Share your trip information via SMS/chat with a friend or family member to confirm the driver, destination and time of the trip.
- Regularly verify your user profile from within the app.
- Monitor your ride history, to make sure they are all authorized by you.
- If you suspect you have been compromised, email the company at email@example.com or contact @Uber_support on Twitter.
To those, Munshani added a blanket recommendation: “Users should be aware that by entering into a sharing economy agreement with services like Uber, they are trading their data. If they take privacy seriously they should think twice about how they interact with what is essentially a public forum.”
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