A businessman in France has filed a lawsuit against ride-sharing company Uber, which is an app-based company that lets its users hail nearby Uber drivers to their exact location. The unnamed man's lawyer said his client is suing Uber over the fact that his wife found out about the rides he was taking to see his lover. According to the man, he once used his wife's phone to request an Uber. The man logged off, but the Uber app continued to send notifications to his wife's phone. This led to her finding out about her husband's travel history. The Uber rides also made her suspicious.

Since the discovery, the couple have gone through a divorce. Apparently he is suing Uber for up to $48 million because he feels that the company is partially to blame. David-Andre Darmon, the man's lawyer, said his client was a victim of a bug in the Uber app. He said the bug has caused problems with his client.

First hearing takes place in March

There are not a lot of details about the case. However, the first hearing will take place in March. This is according to La Figaro, the French publication who first reported the story. The publication did contact Uber, but the company declined to comment. A spokesman for Uber did said that the company doesn't comment on individual cases, including divorce cases between spouses.

The bug is a known issue

La Figaro stated that the bug in the Uber software is not unknown. It said it wasn't a one-ff case and other users have had issues with it. Uber did say that it was a priority to protect their clients' personal details. Some users took to Twitter to voice their concerns over the flaw with the Uber app.

Affected users were asking why they were getting their friends' notifications even though they were not logged into their accounts. One Twitter user said she was still getting Uber notifications even though she had signed out of the app. Apparently, Android phones are not affected by the bug. The flaw appears to affect iPhones that have been used prior to an iOS update that occurred in December.

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