Uber Files: Whistleblower Behind Massive Leak Comes Forward

From CNET: Uber used deceitful and allegedly illegal tactics during its "aggressive global expansion" from 2013 to 2017, according to a massive leak of internal files and messages reported in The Guardian on Sunday.

The ride-hailing company reportedly "flouted laws, duped police, exploited violence against drivers and secretly lobbied governments," while co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick led the company.

The Guardian obtained over 124,000 documents, including emails, WhatsApp messages, briefing papers and invoices that span the five-year period. The documents, dubbed the Uber files, cover the company's business across more than 40 countries, according to The Guardian.

The files were leaked by former Uber lobbyist Mark MacGann, who revealed himself as the whistleblower Monday in an interview with The Guardian. MacGann directed Uber's efforts to win over governments in several nations, including the UK, France and Russia.

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