REPORT: Uber can now track your location even after your ride is over

Uber has started tracking users for five minutes before and after exiting their ride, the company recently announced in its update.


It may not be as intense as CIA-level spying, but users aren’t very comfortable with the update.


Prior to this latest update, Uber only collected location information during a passenger’s trip and only while the app was running in the foreground. No data was collected after the drop-off.


Uber claims the upgrade will help end the frustration experienced when drivers and passengers can’t locate each other.


Explaining the update on its website, Uber said: “Uber collects your location data from the time of trip request through five minutes after the trip ends, including when the app is in the background.”


Uber, however, explained how to turn off the feature:


  • On Android: Settings ? Apps ? Uber ? scroll to “Permission” ? toggle “Location”
  • On Android Lollipop (5.1) and earlier: Settings ? Location ? toggle Off
  • On iOS: Settings ? Privacy ? Location Services ? Uber ? choose “Never”

NAF Fighter Jet Hits Boko Haram Location In Northern Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets have attacked a number of Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) locations in Northern Borno, killing several insurgents.

This was contained in a statement signed by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa on Tuesday in Abuja.

Famuyiwa said On 16 November 2016, an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft reported a gathering of BHTs under a tree at Kadari adding that an An Alpha Jet on armed reconnaissance was called in to strafe the location thus killing a number of the insurgents and causing survivors to flee in different directions.

He said on 18 November 2016, NAF fighter jets again carried out a series of coordinated air strikes against BHT locations at Ngoshe. The strike, carried out by a 3-ship formation of Alpha Jets  against 5 carefully selected BHT targets, was part of OPERATION RESCUE FINALE by the Nigerian Army.

“A similar air strike was conducted on another BHT location near Kangarwa on 19 November 2016. Based on ISR aircraft request, an Alpha Jet was scrambled for air interdiction at a location close to Kangarwa.

“The NAF, same day, provided ISR cover for own ground forces advancing from Ngoshe to Pulka. Please find enclosed the declassified video of the latest air strikes for your use” the statement added.

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Air Force Strikes Boko Haram Location

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday said its F-7NI fighter jets on Operation ‘Gama Aiki,’ conducted air strikes on Boko Haram locations in the northern part of Borno State.
A statement from Air Force spokesman, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said two F-7NI fighter aircraft struck locations between Tumbum Rego and Malkonory, about 25km from Kangarwa.

He said the latest strike was part of the air operations conducted by the Air Force  in support of the efforts by surface forces and the Multi National Joint Task Force to rid the area of the remnants Boko Haram militants.

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Radio Biafra Airing In Niger-Delta, Location Of Station Unknown

A strange radio station operating from an unknown location has hit the airwaves in Rivers State with the name ‘Radio Biafra’, on 88.0Fm Channel.

The location of the radio station as well as its mode of operation is yet to be ascertained. The Radio Biafra has only one familiar voice, who calls himself ‘Director’. He frequently refers to the listeners as the Indigenous People of Biafra.

The anonymous Director, in one of his broadcasts, took a swipe at both the incumbent President and the President-elect for their recent activities.
He consistently makes comments pitching the North and the West against the Niger-Delta, stressing people of the Niger-Delta were being “enslaved in Nigeria” which he refers to as a “zoo”.

Taking a cue from the recent comments credited to the Oba of Lagos, HRM Rilwan Akinolu on the Igbo community in Lagos in the run-off to the Governorship election, the anonymous voice on Radio Biafra said words like ‘non-indigene’ should not be used in a country that claims it is united.

“See ordinary Oba Akinolu calling you people non-indigene in your own country. If you are travelling from Lagos through the Lagos-Ibadan express way, you will see black pipelines. They are all oil pipelines. The oil is coming from Biafra land to Yoruba land, yet they call you non-indigenes.

“When it comes to the issue of oil, we are one Nigeria but when it is time for the igbos to vote and look after their families, they turn to non-indigenes”.