1) deliberately breaking up the NYC taxi drivers’ strike in protest of Trump’s Muslim travel ban
2) ex-employee’s expose about rampant sexual harassment issues at Uber that get routinely swept under the rug
3) self-driving car unit allegedly stole its code and key talent from a competitor
4) NYT’s article on Uber’s use of software to illegally evade law enforcement agencies
And mentioned but not elaborated on in this article:
5) Uber illegally fingerprinting and tracking iPhones whose owners have deleted the app, and building special software to hide this fact from Apple (upon discovery of which, Apple said in no uncertain terms that if they keep this up, Apple will remove the Uber app from iTunes)
And most recently, I just read today that:
6) Uber bought data from email organization app Unroll.me, including Lyft user receipts. Lyft is a direct competitor of Uber, and the receipt emails contain: your pick and dropoff locations (private data), your total (competitive info), your route (competitive info), your driver’s name and photo (private and competitive), etc. (Engadget article) Not a good thing given Uber’s record of illegal analysis of private data and illegal tracking of users.
There are various other not-so-flattering threads on the Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, but honestly I’ve heard enough.