Uber backtracks on shady Greyball tool allegedly used to avoid authorities


As the hits keep on coming for Uber, a spokesperson has come out admitting the company used a tool to get around investigators. The New York Times reported Uber used an internal tool called Greyball to determine if a user was a government employee. When users suspected of investigating Uber tried to use the app, it would show them “ghost cars” and all drivers they tried to book would immediately cancel. Now Joe Sullivan, Uber’s Chief Security Officer, has responded to the allegations on Uber’s blog. According to him, the tool was not intended to get around local regulations. But…

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