Just close them down.
Take all their bosses money.
This goes beyond the pale. Are there no depths that this [redacted] [redacted] ... [redacted] won't stoop to?
Adding to its litany of disasters, Uber, CEO Travis Kalanick, and former executives Emil Michael and Eric Alexander were sued on Thursday for privacy violations and defamation by the unnamed woman raped in 2014 by an Uber driver in India. Chiding Uber for a work environment that prioritizes competitiveness over people, …
"while privately speculating, as outlandish as it is, that she had colluded with a rival company to harm Uber's business."
With everything else Uber has done (even to government and law enforcement agencies), you know they've considered falsely accusing Lyft drivers of rape. They probably speculated in this case that a competitor had gotten hold of their "How to be Uber" playbook.
The idea is that in the USA, fines or damage payments will be much higher than an India. From the point of view of the poor woman who was first raped and then had her health records stolen, if you give her the choice of the Uber CEO going to jail in India for 30 years, or getting millions in compensation in the USA, she will probably choose the compensation.
What's the company motto? "Be Evil"?
Odious firm who I will never use as long as I live.
You do have to question the logic here though, it's clear that the crime took place so obtaining medical records isn't going to help you unless you can use them as leverage against the person and then you get to a whole new level of wrong.
How low can this company go? Will they program their self driving cars to run over kids? Who knows with these shitheads. I hope Uber dies a fiery death at some point.
I always thought Uber had been set up in order for its stock to be shorted. I can't think of any other explanation for a pattern of corporate disasters that would adversely impact a disgusting enterprise run in disgusting style. One or two, maybe even three, disasters could be accidental. But a seemingly unending series of them?? The ludicrously valued $68 beeellion Uber gives every appearance of this being all programmed in.
We're disrupting the global taxi oligopoly!! Those horrible operations that charge SO MUCH for taxis services in all these cities where they own the politicians and prevent competition and REGULATE things!!!! We're DisRupTive!
" Hey, lets write an app, distribute it, sucker people into working for us for next to nothing, and then charge idiots as much as we can get away with for taxi services. And when the law comes after us, we just tell 'em we're a *platform* not a taxi company, and we can dodge *ALL* the taxi laws!"
While I agree Uber is a nasty company, I'd be surprised if any other largish company wouldn't hire investigators to track down *anything* they could use to compromise a case against them. They just wouldn't be so dumb as to do it themselves.
This has everything to do with normal corporate culture and nothing to do with the taxi business.
It also claims that, in an effort to discredit the woman, Alexander went to Delhi and managed to obtain her private medical records.
I find this the most bizarre part, if true. Forget Uber: what could motivate an individual to do this? Where was the moment he paused for a minute and though "no, this is probably the wrong thing to do". I hope he was exactly 100% convinced she was lying, because even at 99.9% a little warning bell should have triggered that he was about to do something he wasn't going to feel good about.
I'm sure Mr Alexander isn't actually a psychopath, but there's at least a trace of psychopathy here, surely?
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