Finally, after rosters of complaints, Uber decided to get rid of the Greyball program. Uber will stop using Greyball. The ride-sharing company’s Greyballing programming was facing strong criticism from law enforcement agencies. As of late, the abusive verbal argument of the CEO of Uber Technologies Inc. added fuel to the fire. And, a recent New York Times article disclosed the Greyballing program.
Frankly, Uber’s Greyballing is escaping police. Using the computer program, the ride-hailing leader identifies government authorities. Knowing the location of the authority it reroutes Uber drivers to stay safe from law enforcement agency agents. Blocking the government officials from conducting sting operations Uber got an extra edge for quite a long span of time.
However, the company’s sophisticated way of escaping the eyes of regulators came to an end. On March 8, 2017, the announcement came from Uber’s newsroom. Chief Security officer Joe Sullivan gave a brief. “We have started a review of the different ways this technology has been used to date. In addition, we are expressly prohibiting its use to target action by local regulators going forward”.
According to Uber, it used Greyball in order to block the suspect users. In fact, using the program the company used to figure out those who are in violation of Uber’s terms of service agreement. Additionally, the security officer, Sullivan said they adopted the program for many purposes.