Uber Breached Rivals’ Trade Secrets, Former Manager Alleges
A stirring letter by an erstwhile security specialist with Uber which certain federal judge unsealed on December 15 reveals an accusation by the writer against the rider company that it deputed spies for hacking the trade secrets of its competitors while they employed covert tricks for killing its competitive position within the ride-hailing business.
The writer Richard Jacobs, erstwhile Uber manager, whose job was terminated previously in 2017, put down his inflammatory claims within the letter consisting of 37 pages while seeking an enormous payoff because he had to quit the company. Incidentally, Jacobs' lawyer wrote the letter on his client's behalf and it has by now given a new form to one prominent trial of Uber set in opposition to Waymo, certain sequel of Google which charges its rival about filching Uber's technology of self-driving motorcar.
Jacobs writes that Uber is conducting illegal intelligence garnering across the globe. Further according to the letter, a few employees even pretended to be taxi drivers who'd subsequently hack into Internet-based discussions, group chats, and private Facebook collectives on WhatsApp.
Jacobs' letter highlights to what extent Uber surpassed rivals when Travis Kalanick was the chief executive as it valued the growth and aggressiveness of its car hiring entrepreneurship above everything. Currently, Uber is attempting at changing that impression while become stable following a year's internal skirmishes, executive departures and scandals. In June, Kalanick abandoned his post while Dara Khosrowshahi his successor is making apologies for the way Uber behaved in the past. Tampabay.com posted this, December 18, 2017.
Moreover as per the letter, Clark as well as Mat Henley a present employee of Uber acted leaders in eschewing lawful discovery requests, government investigations and court orders following apparent breach of professional ethics and legislation.
There are also allegations in the letter about illegal phone surveillance, observing that Uber's Strategic Service Group garnered cell-phone metadata about rivals, government regulators and politicians.
And during one hearing before the actual trial of Waymo's case, Richard Jacobs understandably retreated from his claims in the letter about Uber stealing Waymo's business secrets, presenting evidence that his lawyer made errors regarding that particular issue.
» SPAMfighter News - 12/26/2017
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