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Uber claims it's not them. The same thing happens on this forum to a lesser degree. It makes sense it's part of the same pattern of behavior.

http://www.recode.net/2017/2/24/147...ls-to-investigate-susan-fowlers-personal-life

After a week of controversy - and heavy criticism from its employees, the media and some investors for allowing what one called a "toxic" work culture to thrive - Uber remains on the defense.

Today, the company told Recode it's not behind the calls and other methods of communication being made to people who may know Susan Fowler in search of "personal and intimate" information. It was the former engineer who wrote an explosive blog post about sexism and sexual harassment at the ride-hailing company earlier this week.

"Uber is in no way involved," a spokesperson said. "This behavior is wrong."

Uber said it is speaking for all of those involved in the investigation, including the law firm hired to conduct it, Covington and Burling.

Then who is? It's not clear, according to Fowler, who noted that "several" friends had been contacted, including people she had not spoken to since high school.

"[They] have reached out in concern, because they have been contacted by people asking for personal information about me," Fowler told Recode in an email. "I do not know who is doing this or why."

Although she said didn't know who was doing it, she tweeted earlier today that she had been notified that people were being contacted for information about her and asked that those who were report it immediately.

Research for the smear campaign has begun. If you are contacted by anyone asking for personal and intimate info about me, please report asap

- Susan Fowler Rigetti (@susanthesquark) February 24, 2017
Immediately, people on Twitter denounced Uber for propagating the campaign. Not so, said Uber.

But it's not hard to understand why people would jump to that conclusion, since the company has hired an outside firm to investigate people in the past.

At the end of 2015, Uber hired a CIA-linked firm called Ergo to look into Spencer Meyer, a plaintiff who was suing the company and its CEO Travis Kalanick for price-fixing. The company also used the same firm to investigate a separate plaintiff named Andrew Schmidt.[more]

This is my favorite bit:

One person who was suspected of leaking documents to me alleged that an investigator there on behalf of Uber forced his way into her apartment.

Please try that at my house.
 

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Whats sad is this is what silences people from comming forward to stop unfair treatment and abuse of all kinds. Its great she spoke out .Sad she will be treated like a liar because that always happens to victims. Always ask any you know .
 

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The company told Recode it's not behind the calls and other methods of communication being made to people who may know Susan Fowler in search of "personal and intimate" information. It was the former engineer who wrote an explosive blog post about sexism and sexual harassment at the ride-hailing company earlier this week.

"Uber is in no way involved," a spokesperson said. "This behavior is wrong."
I believe Uber in this case. Don't think they're that stupid. So begs the question, who would do this? Angry major investor? Fratbro personal friend of Travis Kalanick? Another bizarre twist in this uber-PR nightmare week.
 

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Lol, they hired Eric Holder to investigate her allegations. What did they think he would do? This is the same guy that sold guns to Mexicans, so he could ban guns. Next up? CNN will report her as a racist. ...lol
 

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I believe Uber in this case. Don't think they're that stupid.
Yes they are

Uber has a long history of doing things that vary from stupid to illegal.

They have done virtually the same thing in the past and they will do it again because they really are just that stupid.
 

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Well, I guess I can expect a sh!t storm of negative ratings when my book comes out.
 
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