June 28, 2017

Uber Is Leakier Than The Trump Administration



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Uber is suffering from so many internal leaks, they could rival the scope of those under the Trump administration.

The ride-sharing company has experienced an excess of embarrassments and ordeals in recent months, some of which may have never been publicized if it wasn’t for former and current employees relaying information to media outlets. Two publications in particular seem to receive the most insider tips: The New York Times and Recode.

Mike Isaac of The NYT, for example, has gotten multiple spicy scoops from unidentified sources, leading to in-depth reporting on once-secret information. In a necessarily lengthy piece titled “How Uber Deceives the Authorities Worldwide,” Isaac wrote about a covert proprietary tool called Greyball, which allowed the company to identify and sidesteps officials who sought to catch it in the act of providing its services.

Uber used the unique technology with apparent success […]

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