SAN FRANCISCO — Uber may have risen to the top, but apparently it got help from illegal places, at least according to a doozy of an accusation letter from an ex-employee.
CNN reports that said employee had worked on counter-narcotics ops in Colombia, and even went to war in Iraq, before he was recruited to help Uber keep an eye on its rivals.
It was ruthless and infinitely sketchy in obtaining trade secrets, spying, eavesdropping, and impersonating drivers just to get a leg up in the competition. They doled out the bribes, mostly to government official to unblock markets and make the climb to the top easier.
To top it off, the company went to great lengths not to get caught. They used burner phones, vanishing messages, and secret servers so nothing would be recorded.
But you know, life finds a way.