Of course Uber allegedly had a tool to remotely destroy evidence
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Uber is once again standing accused of shady behavior, this time allegedly developing mechanisms to rapidly shield documents and other files from the eyes of police.
A report by Bloomberg today claimed the dial-a-ride broker built a tool called Ripley to remotely lock and remove potentially incriminating data from machines in branch offices that were being raided by cops. Yes, the same xenomorph-ass-kicking Ripley from the Alien movie series.
“The Uber HQ team overseeing Ripley could remotely change passwords and otherwise lock up data on company-owned smartphones, laptops, and desktops as well as shut down the devices. This routine was initially called the unexpected visitor protocol,” the report alleged.eridani, Koko, RufusTFirefly and 4 otherstravelerxxx, Pastiche, beemerphill, leveymg like thisIt ain't the things you don't know that hurts you, it's the things you know that ain't so.
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