A wife suspected her husband of cheating after being sent notifications through her Uber app of his whereabouts.
Modern technology has probably done more than its fair share to ignite illicit relationships, but it can also lead to a romantic affair’s unravelling.
But if your wife or husband becomes aware of an adulterous entanglement through a buggy app, do you blame yourself for having the affair in the first place, or do you blame the software that couldn’t be trusted to keep its mouth shut?
That’s the question that some will be pondering, as French media reports that a man has filed an eye-watering €45 million lawsuit against Uber, alleging that the taxi app’s notifications to his wife precipitated their divorce after she suspected him of cheating.
The unnamed businessman, who is based in Côte d’Azur in the south of France, claims that Uber failed to maintain his privacy, sending notifications to his wife’s iPhone whenever he took a ride with the firm, revealing where and when he was being picked up, the name of the driver, the car’s license plate, and – of course – his destination.