Why does UBER need to see any of mine or yours sms / text messages? They also have our permission to modify the as well as use our camera to take pictures and videos without having to notify us. The can take pictures from our gallery, listen to voice mails and continue collecting data even when we turn the app off. The reason. They are able to get by with all of this along with pain as the bare minimum is because they are sharing the information with the government. Uber is the ultimate big brother!