Uber faces criminal investigation for software used to evade officials

Uber Technologies Inc

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 used secret tool to evade officials

Uber Technologies Inc

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 […]