Uber Faces Criminal Probe Over ‘Greyball’ Software
You can’t steer clear of authorities forever. Uber is reportedly the subject of a Justice Department inquiry over software that helped its drivers evade local regulators in cities that hadn’t approved the ride-hailing app’s operations. “Greyball,” which the company says it no longer uses, was also used to identify fraudulent ride requests. Though the investigation is still nascent and it’s not clear if anyone will be charged, it’s another bout of bad publicity for Uber, which has seen several scandals in recent months and gained a toxic reputation.