Uber Has Been Evading, Targeting Officials With Fake Version Of The App

On Friday, the New York Times reported that programmers and management at Uber have been carefully protecting against would-be regulatory interference around the world with a software-enhanced system for blacklisting city officials posing as riders. Called Greyball, the internal company program mines user credit-card information, usage habits, geolocation data, social-media profiles, and even disposable-phone batch numbers to identify and shut out agents of government or, perhaps, potential competitors.