July 25, 2017

Morning Agenda: Uber Faces Federal Inquiry



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Image Courtesy of UBER

Was it legal for Uber to use a fake version of its app to evade law enforcement?

The Department of Justice is investigating .

The tool, Greyball, was developed to help in new markets where Uber’s service was not permitted. Uber prohibited employees from using the software after The New York Times wrote about it in March.

It is a criminal investigation and Uber has received a subpoena for documents concerning how Greyball worked, according to Reuters , which first reported the inquiry, citing people familiar with the situation.

The investigation adds to Uber’s growing list of problems, which includes issues with its internal culture and lawsuits from other companies.

Uber is not the only besieged firm out there — Fox News has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of gender discrimination .Jessica Golloher, a former Fox News Radio reporter, said she was subjected to gender discrimination over several years. She has said that less than 24 hours after she reported the problem, she was told that the company was eliminating her position.The troubles at Fox News could leak into other parts of the 21st Century Fox empire: Wendy Walsh, who accused Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment, said she would appear before Ofcom, […]

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