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Uber reportedly used secret ‘Hell’ software to track rival Lyft drivers

The Verge ----- Between 2014 and 2016, Uber reportedly used a secret program named “Hell” to keep tabs on its main rival Lyft. According to a report from The Information, the software let the company track how many Lyft drivers were available and where, as well as letting Uber find out which of its drivers also worked for Lyft. This would have been a key tool in the battle between the two companies, letting Uber know where and when it needed to deploy drivers to offer faster pick-up times than its rival. According to lawyers consulted by The Information, this revelation could have legal consequences for Uber, leaving the firm open to federal and state claims of “breach of contract” and “unfair business practices.” A spokesperson for Lyft told the publication: "We are in a competitive industry. However, if true, these allegations are very concerning." At the time of writing, Uber had not responded to a request for comment from The Verge. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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