Thursday, May 4, 2017

Justice Department starts criminal probe into Uber

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has begun a criminal investigation into Uber. The investigation, according to Reuters sources, centers around the so-called “Greyball” tool that helped drivers avoid local transportation regulators. And frankly, it’s about time. Uber has played fast and loose with the rules since its inception, something that’s finally catching up to the $60 billion ride-sharing company. Since launching in 2010, Uber’s drawn fire for rampant sexism, skirting the rules at every turn, and attempting to use software to spy on drivers (and riders) for a competitive advantage. If anything, the news that it’s just now under criminal investigation serves…

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