Portland, Oregon, authorizes subpoena over Uber software tool

May 10, 2017 By Terray Sylvester PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – The city of Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday directed its attorneys to issue a subpoena intended to force Uber Technologies Inc to disclose software that helped its drivers evade local transportation authorities. Uber has acknowledged using the software, known as Greyball, to circumvent government officials who were trying to clamp down on Uber in areas where its service had not yet been approved, including Portland. The company has since stopped the use of the software for that purpose, saying the program…

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