Uber reportedly has a secret unit aimed at stealing trade secrets and overseeing competitors

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Last month, information circulated that Uber had a secret unit aimed at stealing trade secrets, supervising competitors, using messages that could be damaged on its own and avoiding government regulation.

The allegations came from former Uber security team member Ric Jacobs, who revealed it in a 37-page document. On documents submitted to Uber's management early in 2017, Jacobs explained in detail the Uber's fraudulent behavior.

A small piece of information poured on the document is read out in court. Now, some copies of the document become public documents as part of an ongoing litigation between Uber and Waymo, the Alphabet standalone vehicle unit.

The document referred to as Letter Jacobs has become the current hottest talk of the case between the two technology giants, regarding the future of self-driving vehicles. The document adds a long list of Uber's difficult times this year.

Uber had to face a series of corporate scandals, causing an increased prospect of punishment for Uber. The Jacobs letter explains in great detail the numerous acts of Uber's violator.

Jacobs alleges that Uber's secret unit called Strategic Services Group (SSG) is periodically involved in riots and theft, and hires third-party vendors to manage unofficial information.

Another Uber employee, Nicholas Gicinto, with SSG, held a virtual operation to mimic the identity of protesters, Uber rider partners, and taxi operators. The Uber security officers have a great opportunity to hide their oversight activities from the authorities.

The clerk uses a computer not purchased by Uber that runs it via Mifi devices, so the traffic does not appear on the Uber network. The team is also called Jacobs, also using a virtual public network and non-attributable Amazon Web Services attribution non-attribution architecture, to hide their efforts.

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