When an Uber rider reaches his or her destination, the ride may be over, but information about it could live on through Google.
On Thursday, a site-specific search on Google for trip.uber.com produced dozens of links to Uber rides that have been completed and cancelled, in countries around the world including the U.S., England, Russia, France and Mexico.
Each link leads to a Web site with a map showing the ride’s route, with the pickup and destination tagged with markers. A card on the page also shows the first name of the rider and driver, along the driver’s photo, make and model of the car, and license plate number.
The map appears just as it might during the actual ride for the driver and rider on their smartphones.
If that wasn’t troubling enough, the source code for each of these websites, which is publicly accessible, reveals even more.
In the code, exact addresses for the pick-up spot and destination can be found. So can the car’s license plate and the exact date and time of the ride.
By combining the information clearly displayed on the map with data gleaned from the source code, people could learn an awful lot about these riders and drivers, through other Google searches.
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