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Big Tech’s Reckoning Won’t Stop with Uber

Bloomberg
Tue, 12 Jul 2022

Big Tech’s Reckoning Won’t Stop with Uber
Italian taxi drivers' anti-Uber protest earlier this month in Rome. (Image: Getty)
Bloomberg
Tue, 12 Jul 2022
(Bloomberg Opinion) By Parmy OlsonLife for big tech companies looks increasingly different to how it did five years ago. Back then, Uber Technologies Inc. used a secret “kill switch” to thwart police from probing its data systems in more than a dozen countries. It forged into cities where its gig-economy model broke local rules, going above the heads of mayors and courting heads of state with aggressive charm offensives that saw the likes of then-French economy minister Emmanuel Macron make personal calls on Uber...

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