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Ex-Uber Security Employees Allege ‘Deeply Troubling’ Practices

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bleekman25
Rider
 Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Does this surprise anyone?

"Four former employees on Uber's security team are claiming in court that the company is trying to block them from disclosing “a number of deeply troubling practices at Uber that have not been publicly revealed." "


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-03/ex-uber-security-employees-allege-deeply-troubling-practices

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    momof4
    6490 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    I am not surprised. Uber is the most dishonest company in business. Hopefully one day soon someone will blow the whistle on all their wrong doings, lies, and BS. I am sure there is a very long list. 

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    butterworth67
    Rider
     2 months ago

    "potentially criminal initiatives against competitors, secret capabilities embedded in Uber’s smartphone applications, and offensive intrusions into the privacy of users." 


    Uber is definitely spying on us all...

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    Bigfrank
    287 Driver Driver Rider
     2 months ago

    They way they have continually preyed upon the drivers with the true mark of 666 , I am not surprised and I am waiting for these courageous people to speak about the injustices of this communistic organization.

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    galacticgue33
    Rider
     2 months ago

    Well we all know they have done some shady things against lyft. Remember when they had their employees order lyfts and cancel in Lyfts early days?

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      beezlewaxin
       2 months ago

      This has always been mischaracterized. The thousands of cancels were simply a byproduct of their shady driver recruitment efforts.

      Uber was not interested in cancelling rides. They were interesting in contacting as many Lyft drivers as possible to recruit them to become Uber drivers.

      The act of cancelling was not of any significance other than being an unavoidable step in their recruitment efforts.


      I imagine their playbook looked like this:

        1. Request a ride using the Lyft app.

        2. Have we already contacted this driver?

           a. If Yes, start over at step 1

        3. Contact driver and convince them to become an Uber driver.

        4. Add this driver to the shared database of contacted drivers.

        5. Start over at step 1.


      With enough effort Uber could contact every Lyft driver currently online. Imagine how many cancels would happen if Uber kept at it until no new Lyft drivers could be found to contact?

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        andsold
         2 months ago

        Wow, interesting. I had no idea this was the reason. Still shady though...

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    getpulse68
    Driver Rider
     2 months ago

    If Uber had nothing to hide then they wouldn't be trying to stop these 4 from talking.