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Cheating husband sues Uber for £40million for causing divorce

Emmy Griffiths

A Frenchman is suing the popular taxi app Uber for £40million after claiming they caused the breakdown of his marriage. According to the man, a fault in the app left his wife able to track him every time he took an Uber, leading her to discover the truth about his affair.

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The man, who is from Côte d'Azur in the south of France, revealed that he had signed into his account on his wife's phone, but she continued to receive notifications although he logged out of the account, causing her to grow suspicious. The technical fault has only been spotted on versions of the app updated since December 15 last year. A spokesperson for the app refused to comment, telling the Daily Mail: "Uber doesn't publicly comment on individual cases, and especially those which concern things such as a divorce procedure."

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The husband is suing Uber for £40million

According to studies, social media including Facebook and Twitter has now become a factor in divorce cases, with one in seven married people confirming they had considered a divorce due to Facebook and other online sites. Lawyer Andrew Newbury told the Daily Mail: "Five years ago Facebook was rarely mentioned in the context of a marriage ending, but now it has become commonplace. Social media is the new marriage minefield. Social media, specifically pictures and posts on Facebook, are now being routinely raised in divorces."