FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Uber Faces FBI Investigation For 'Hell' Tracking Program

Uber Technologies Inc. is under investigation by federal authorities in New York for its alleged use of a spyware program, according to reports. The authorities are reported looking into whether the ride-hailing company illegally used software to stalk its rival Lyft.

Federal prosecutors and FBI agents in Manhattan have been investigating a program nicknamed "Hell" at Uber that allegedly allowed the company to spy on drivers from competing service Lyft Inc., reports said.

A spokesman for Uber confirmed that the ride-hailing company was cooperating with the investigation but declined further comment, according to reports.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Electronic Arts Inc. said it is shutting down its Visceral Games Studio and making major changes to its upcoming Star Wars project currently being developed by the studio. Visceral Games is best known for creating the "Dead Space" series. Canada's banking regulator has released tougher mortgage-financing rules for borrowers in the uninsured segment of the mortgage market, which has been responsible for the major share of growth recently. It includes a requirement to "stress test" borrowers with uninsured loans to ensure they can withstand the impact of higher interest rates. McDonald's offers smartphone lockers so as to help customers spend quality time during family meals. The "Phone off. Fun On" campaign, introduced recently in a Singapore branch, aims to encourage diners to take a break from the virtual world to have real conversations over meals.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT