The FTC has announced that it will start investigating complaints about drivers who are using the app to solicit sexual acts, and the agency says it is also working with state and local law enforcement to help investigate other incidents that are not currently covered under its enforcement powers.
The FTC says it will also work with tech companies to remove the apps from users’ hands.
The agency is currently working on a similar program that will work with Uber and Lyft.
“The FTC’s complaint and enforcement efforts are meant to address the illegal sharing of personal information in a way that protects consumers and the public from unlawful cyberbullying and other abusive conduct,” the agency said in a statement.
“By sharing and protecting our customers’ privacy, we can protect them from cyberbullies and other cyberbullied individuals who use this app to harass them and harass others.”
Uber and the other companies that use the app will be given a week to respond to the FTC’s investigation.
The news comes on the heels of the release of the FTC report on how companies like Lyft and Uber have been using technology to help drivers, with the companies’ CEOs publicly acknowledging the problem.
Uber has also been under fire for a number of questionable behavior over the years, including its alleged misuse of its drivers.
In a recent video from a 2015 event, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick admitted to taking bribes for rides.
Kalanik later apologized for the incident.