Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Uber Might Have Been Trying To Dodge Investigations With This Tool

Bloomberg: Uber used remote tool to shut off devices during police raids Uber Used Another Secret Software Program to Evade Police
Orlando Vargas | 12 January, 2018, 16:12

The outlet reports Uber used a system dubbed "Ripley" multiple times to remotely shut off computers in its overseas offices, a way of keeping law enforcement out of the systems.

Bloomberg reported Thursday that Uber used the tool, known as Ripley, from spring 2015 until late 2016 in several cities, including Paris, Hong Kong, Brussels, Amsterdam and Montreal.

Now, as Bloomberg reports, Khosrowshahi must dodge the fallout from the news that Uber regularly employed a secret program to shut down its computer systems and evade authorities in the event of a police raid.

Uber said the system - named Ripley, after the flame throwing hero in the Alien movies - was there to protect customer data.

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Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is reborn as a human/alien clone in 'Alien: Resurrection'. The authorities believed Uber had violated tax laws and had a warrant to collect evidence. It has also been reported that the Justice Department was investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers of its rival Lyft. And Waymo, Google's self-driving vehicle company, has sued Uber claiming that its self-driving auto technology is based on trade secrets effectively stolen during Uber's purchase of Otto, a self-driving truck company started by former Google employee Anthony Levandowski.

The company's hard-charging co-founder and CEO, Travis Kalanick, resigned in June after former engineer Susan Fowler's early-2017 blog post revealed a corporate culture that was toxic to women. Dara Khosrowshahi has, at times, seemed less like management than mopping exercise. Bloomberg says the system was operated from Uber's office in San Francisco. But as he works to rebrand Uber in the eyes of the public and set the company back on track, he continues to uncover new messes that Kalanick left behind, including regulatory threats to Uber's business overseas, and a major data breach made worse by former employees' efforts to hide it.

She said Uber now has a tool called ULocker that can remotely lock and encrypt devices. But she said Uber's guidance to employees bars use of the tool where it isn't legal.

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