It’s the identical firm the place an exec improperly tracked Bhuiyan’s Uber on the best way to a gathering in 2014, earlier than worker entry to the “God View” was restricted. It’s additionally the identical firm with an exec that openly discussed hiring investigators to dig up dust on journalists like Pando founder Sarah Lacy — and was not fired. Last yr, court documents revealed how the corporate employed a company analysis agency to truly examine a Portland lawyer and his shopper.
Over the previous few years, there have been many tales progressively chipping away at Uber’s fame — I have never talked about its disputes with native governments over entry, drivers over pay and benefits, and rider security — however few have caught. Now, the corporate is dealing with a storm of destructive consideration that retains bringing individuals again to the theme “Delete Uber,” and people documented earlier actions are the rationale why it isn’t getting a lot advantage of the doubt.
Before I might even end this publish, the newest cost already arrived. As a part of a New York Times report on the lawsuit just lately filed by Google’s Waymo self-driving unit, there is a declare about that incident the place one of its self-driving cars was recorded running a red light in San Francisco. At the time, Uber stated the incident was “due to human error,” however the NYT cites two unnamed staff who declare the automotive was driving itself, and inner firm paperwork stated the mapping program failed to acknowledge six visitors lights.