Uber tricks country authorities with special software
Uber tricks country authorities with special software

Uber tricks country authorities with special software

Uber tricks country authorities with special software Uber taxis with branch offices around the world secretly use software to filter customers. The company’s activities are prohibited in many cities and even in individual countries, but this does not prevent the concern from continuing its work there. The fact is that the Greyball program analyzes each taxi order and denies services to police officers, officials and other officials who may fine the taxi fleet management . The software works according to a very simple scheme: it collects data on the location of the customer, his bank card and other information, and then compares the result with a special database. So dishonest carrier manages to avoid meetings with law enforcement officers. It is worth noting that the use of such programs is illegal, and therefore not advertised by the leadership of Uber. However, several former employees of the concern have already confirmed the existence of Greyball in their interviews published in the media. This is not the first public scandal in which Uber became involved. Recall, most recently, the executive director of the concern apologized for the video in which he scolded one of his drivers, not embarrassed in expressions. Prior to this, the leader apologized to the public for his own statements about sexism. Now, the head of security, Joe Sullivan, on the official Uber blog, has assured that a ban will be introduced on the use of the program that caused the scandal, but the official emphasized that a complete rejection of it may take some time, what kind of time frame he did not communicate . In addition, Sullivan only acknowledged the fact of using Greyball, but for other purposes: “The software was required for employees to test new functions, marketing campaigns, prevent fraud, to protect partners from physical harm, as well as to scare away passengers who intended to violate the rules for using the service. We began to check how this technology was used in to date. \

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