Uber will stop ‘greyballing’ government regulators

Uber announced this evening that it will stop using its “greyballing” tool to prevent local regulators and law enforcement from catching the company violating local taxi regulations.

Earlier this week, The New York Times revealed that the company was using its “Greyball” program around the world to stop a variety of classes of individuals from using the Uber app, including competitors, those looking to harm drivers, and — crucially — government representatives looking to catch the company operating where it was not allowed.