Sunday, March 12, 2017

I want the CEO of Uber charged for obstructing justice every time an Uber vehicle used "Greyball."

March 3, 2017

San Francisco — Uber has for years (click here) engaged in a worldwide program to deceive authorities in markets where its low-cost ride-hailing service was being resisted by law enforcement, or in some instances, had been outright banned.

The program, which involves a tool called Greyball, uses data collected from Uber’s app and other techniques to identify and circumvent officials. Uber used these to evade authorities in cities such as Paris, Boston and Las Vegas, and in countries including Australia, China, South Korea and Italy.

Greyball was part of a broader program called VTOS, short for “violation of terms of service,” which Uber created to root out people it thought were using or targeting its service improperly. The VTOS program, including the Greyball tool, began as early as 2014 and remains in use today, predominantly outside the United States. Greyball was approved by Uber’s legal team.

Greyball and the broader VTOS program were described to The New York Times by four current and former Uber employees, who also provided documents. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the tools and their use are confidential and because of fear of retaliation from the company....

For every time "Grayball" was used in traffic. There is no reason to allow Uber to get away with obstruction of justice. I am waiting to hear how Uber is a hero and does things regular taxis can't do necessarily, like call 911 when an accident happens in it's path a distance ahead or alert the police to a perceived drunken drive to save lives. Those kinds of stories aren't available because the company, "Uber," is narcissistic and stupid.

December 14, 2016
By Andrew J. Hawkins

...As I wrote last September (click here) when Uber launched its first self-driving service in Pittsburgh, the experience was equal parts thrilling and mundane: thrilling because of the implications for the future of transportation, and mundane because it was like driving with your overly cautious grandmother. But unlike Pittsburgh, Uber wouldn’t let me get behind the wheel, so all of my impressions of the car’s self-driving capabilities are from the backseat.

Occasionally, the safety driver would take control, like when he wanted to do something that could be perceived as reckless by a computer but totally normal to a human, like cut across three lanes of traffic. And the car occasionally kicked itself out of autonomy mode, forcing the driver to take the wheel. While Uber says the goal is full autonomy, the company admits the technology is not there yet....

See, Uber's CEO is blindly stupid and a parasite to every human being. Uber's CEO is a classic moron at the top of a company.

When Uber finally becomes completely driverless, who is going to call the car for a ride? 

Uber's CEO lives in a world where human beings don't exist. He is part of the "Skynet" CEO's who actually believe customers only come in the way of other robots. That should be interesting to watch how Wall Street uses it's citizenship to destroy the very essence of an economy and self-destructing wealth.