Uber Technologies has announced the end of the Greyball program. His job was to keep government officials away from the company and prevent them from stopping drivers who work in cities that did not agree to their work.
This week, New York Times journalists unveiled a secret Uber program that allowed the company to protect its drivers from law enforcement. The program called Greyball was used in cities where Uber did not have official permission to operate, and allowed identification of the authorities, misleading them about the location of the cars they wanted to stop.
After revealing the existence of such a program by journalists and publicizing the whole case, Uber had no choice but to end the program. Uber Technologies has issued a statement in which it assures that existing practice will no longer be pursued.