Scientists create ride-hailing tech that hides your travel data

“When you use a ride-hailing app, you tell the company where you are and where you’re going. That’s all well and good if those firms truly will never use your data, but some of them don’t exactly have a stellar reputation when it comes to privacy. That’s why a team of scientists from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have developed a new ride-hailing technology that encrypts your travel data and hides them from the app’s developers themselves. They didn’t even patent their technology in case Uber or any of its rivals are interested in adopting it.”

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