Uber is facing a criminal investigation into its use of “secret” software that allowed it to operate in markets where it was not licenced.
The ride-hailing app’s “Greyball” tool identified local officials who could be seeking to stop the service and allowed drivers to avoid them.
Rides hailed from a location near a city enforcement agent suspected of launching a sting to trap Uber drivers could be ignored or cancelled using the app, the New York Times reported in March.
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Uber acknowledged that it had used Greyball to evade officials and said it had stopped using the software for that purpose.
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