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According to the New York Times, over the last several years, Uber has engaged in a worldwide program of deceit aimed at keeping authorities in the dark regarding markets where the low-cost ride-hailing service violated regulations or avoided laws. This has occurred through actually banning ridership for authorities.


1. How did they accomplish this and what is the name of the tool used?
2. What are the main markets where this is used?
3. What is the approximate value of Uber and how many countries is the service in?
4. Is the technique that Uber used legal or illegal? Ethical or unethical?

Isaac, M. (2017). How Uber Deceives the Authorities Worldwide. The New York Times, Mar. 3 (Retrievable online at