An investigation by the city of Portland, Oregon, has discovered that Uber used a software tool to purposefully evade 16 government officials whose task it was to regulate the ride-services company, city authorities stated on Thursday. When Uber started running in Portland in December 2014, it did not have any permits, so it utilized a
The U.S. Department of Justice has started a criminal investigation into Uber’s use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade regional transportation regulators, 2 sources knowledgeable about with the scenario stated. Uber has acknowledged the software, called “Greyball,” helped it recognize and prevent government officials who were attempting to clamp down on Uber
Uber is working to mend its relationship with regulators as pressure increases for the company to enhance its business practices. Uber on Wednesday acquired the required permit to put its self-driving vehicles back on California streets, acknowledging the state’s rules after a battle with regulators in December and refusal to apply for the $150 permit.
Uber has banned the use of its so-called “Greyball” technology, aimed at regulators, ending a program that had been controversial in assisting Uber evade officials in cities where the service has been prohibited. Uber is re-evaluating the different methods the technology has been utilized and is “expressly banned its use to target action by regional
Uber Technologies Inc, for years has used a secret tool to prevent officials in markets where its service faced resistance by law enforcement or was prohibited, the company confirmed on Friday. The the existence of the program, called Greyball, which uses information from the Uber app and other techniques to identify and circumvent officials who