Feb 26, 2017

Uber employees use anonymous app to dish on execs

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Uber employees have taken to an anonymous messaging app called Blind to confide in one another about company leadership amidst sexual harassment allegations and other issues that have recently plagued the company, according to TechCrunch.

The apps' user base at Uber has reportedly more than doubled to over 2,000 after a female ex-Uber engineer's claim of sexual harassment went viral last week. TechCrunch reports that Uber blocked access to the app within the company's wifi.

Why it matters: Rumors of tensions at the tech giant, particularly around rumors of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and CTO Thuan Pham's ignoring excusal harassment claims, could cause a mass exodus from the company. TechCrunch notes that a message was posted and quickly removed from the app claiming that 118 San Francisco employees were resigning.

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