Flight booking app wants to introduce you to other passengers but netizens are outraged
Umetrip’s “virtual cabin” lets you see information about other passengers and talk to them in the app
Airline cabins may not be a place where people want to socialize, but one Chinese app wants to change that -- and is being accused of violating privacy in the process.
It argues that users can edit information presented on their personal pages to present only the things they want to share, or even turn off profiles completely. But critics point out that it’s enabled by default, and users may not be aware that it’s being shared.
In response, the company just announced another update: The function is now off by default.