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>> For years, Uber used a cyber program to evade law enforcement, according to a new report from the New York Times. The newspaper, citing four current and former sources inside the ride hailing company, details how Uber used software called Greybull. And said these where the company was not licensed to operate, Graybull could identify authorities using the mobile app in an effort to ticket and fine drivers.
The software would then stall indefinitely, ensuring that this person not get a ride. The technology was used in cities such as Paris, Boston, and Las Vegas, and in countries including China, Italy, Australia, and South Korea. In a statement to the Times, the company's saying, quote, this program denies ride requests to users who are violating our terms of service.
Whether that's people aiming to physically harm drivers, competitors looking to disrupt our operations, or opponents who collude with officials on secret stings meant to entrap drivers. The ride sharing app has endured a few too many bad news cycles this year, from a boycott campaign, to sexual harassment allegations, to video showing its CEO berating a driver