Once again, Uber is in the news. This time it's pissed off not only majors of cities, taxi drivers, countries, employees, but now it's the federal government. As quoted by the article;
An inquiry by the United States Department of Justice into Uber's use of a program to deceive some regulators has expanded.
The ride-hailing company has been under scrutiny from the Justice Department over a tool called Greyball, which The New York Times reported on in March. The Greyball tool allowed Uber to deploy what was essentially a fake version of its app to evade law enforcement agencies that were trying to clamp down on its service in cities including Portland, Ore., Boston and Las Vegas.
Portland was also moving ahead with subpoenaing Uber on Greyball, an official there said on Friday, affirming that the federal action was a criminal investigation.
The inquiry has also just announced that Philadelphia has joined in on the action against Uber.
1. Has Uber finally pissed off enough people, that it might actually have dug it's own grave?
2. Could this give Uber's rivals such as Lyft the upper hand in public/investor appeal?