August 20, 2018

Uber used remote computer system to shield data from police raids (Skynews)

Uber used remote computer system to shield data from police raids (Skynews)

Uber has admitted remotely locking equipment in foreign offices to protect information on its computers in the case of raids. The drive-hailing app has been the subject of numerous investigations in many of the cities in which it operates.

 According to a report by Bloomberg, the company has developed a security system to protect its computers when investigators raid its offices.

Company spokeswoman Melanie Ensign confirmed that the tool existed, but said it was no longer in use. The company says it cooperates “with all valid searches and requests for data.” Read more

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