Mar 4, 2017

Uber uses 'secret program' Greyball to hide from regulators

The software, called Greyball, was developed to help protect the company from "Violations of terms of service". Data collected through Uber's phone app has been used to identify officials monitoring its drivers. Uber has acknowledged that Greyball has been used in multiple countries, the New York Times reports. The existence of the Greyball program was revealed in an article published in the New York Times on Friday, which attributed the information to four current and former Uber employees, who were not named. It comes in the same week that the chief executive of Uber, Travis Kalanick, was forced to apologise after a video emerged of him swearing at one of the company's drivers.

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