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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, June 23

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    Privacy group wants Uber probed for data collection

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center has complained to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission about Uber’s new data collection policy: it comes into effect next month and allows the company to access a customer’s location even when the smartphone app is not actively in use, and to access the information from users’ phone address books and send out promotional materials to contacts listed there. The changes “ignore past bad practices of the company involving the misuse of location data, pose a direct risk of consumer harm, and constitute an unfair and deceptive trade practice,” EPIC said in its request for an FTC investigation.

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