LONDON - London’s transport regulator on Friday stripped Uber of its license to operate from the end of the month, affecting over 40,000 drivers in a huge blow to the taxi app.
This hasnt been the only scandal Uber has found itself involved in for 2017.
Here are 5 more scandals, that you may not have known about:
1. False advertising, January 2017
Uber was forced to pay $20m to settle allegations that the company decieved people into driving with false promises about earnings.
The Federal Trade Commission claimed that most Uber drivers earned far less than the rates Uber published online in 18 major cities in the US.
2. Sexual Harrassment claims at Uber
A fromer Engineer at Uber has published an account of sexism and power struggles in the workplace, with allegations beginning from her very first official day with the company.
The allegations were posted on a blog post that she was sexually harassed at Uber and experienced gender bias during her time at the company.
3. The New York Times reveals Uber has been secretly deceiving authorities for years with a tool called "greyball"
The tool greyball would be used to collect data from Uber's app to identify and evade officials in cities like Boston, Paris, and Las Vegas.
Particularly at times when city regulators were trying to block the ride-hailing service, according to a report by Mike Isaac.
The Times reported that the program was used in markets where Uber was banned or being resisted by law enforcement. So uber would use the tool to avoid officials in areas they were not allowed to operate.
4. A report reveals tensions between Apple and Uber.
After calling Co-founder of Uber Travis Kalanick to his office, Apple CEO Tim Cook had threatened to remove the Uber's app from the iPhone maker's App Store, the New York Times reported.
Cook accused Uber of violating the App Store's terms and conditions, according to the report.
5. Uber officially starts a search for a chief financial officer.
The company initiated its search after Gautam Gupta, who had served as its head of finance but was never named CFO, resigned.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Gupta has been at Uber since April 2013.
Gupta's departure comes as Uber reported a loss of $708 million in it's first quarter.
The company had already lost $2.8 billion in 2016, not including the results of its Chinese operation, which it sold off.
- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE