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Uber has issued a statement defending the use of its proprietary Greyball software, while at the same time going on record prohibiting employees from using the application to evade regulators. Joe Sullivan, the company's chief security officer, said it will take some time to ensure the prohibition is fully enforced. Some have taken that as an admission that Uber's been using the controversial tool to avoid being busted for breaking local laws. A recent report in The New York Times brought attention to Greyball, which is a play on the word blackball. Citing four former and current Uber employees, the report said Uber used Greyball to thwart authorities in different cities in the United States... Read more...