A man in France has filed a lawsuit against ride-share service Uber, and he’s seeking damages for $47.89 million (€45m/£38.3m).
The suit alleges that a bug in the app sent notifications to his wife’s phone of his pickups and destinations. This was supposedly caused after he logged into his wife’s phone once and logged out, but the notifications continued to roll in.
After the wife began receiving the strange pickup/destination notifications for her husband’s Uber rides she began suspecting that he was banging side chicks, a supposition which ultimately led to their divorce after the husband was discovered to be getting sticky in extramarital affairs.
The information made his wife suspect he was having an affair and ultimately led to the breakup of their marriage, the man claims.
It is unclear what caused the malfunction but Le Figaro suggests it is an issue with iPhones running iOS versions older than December 2015. Philanderous Android users, or iPhone users running up-to-date software appear to be safe from detection using this method. It is unclear how many Uber’s 40 million monthly active customers might be affected.
A spokesperson for Uber has declined to comment on the issue, telling Le Figaro that, “Uber doesn’t publicly comment on individual cases, and especially those which concern things such as a divorce procedure.” via The Independent
This is such a rookie move from the husband. Beyond foolishly sending his wife notifications every time he was meeting someone to have sex he was also leaving a long paper trail of financial transactions. His wife could’ve checked the credit card statement at any time and seen the unusual Uber charges. This man was destined to get caught with or without the app notifications because he sounds sloppy AF.