- Aug 1, 2006
More than 124,000 confidential documents leaked to the Guardian
- Files expose attempts to lobby Joe Biden, Olaf Scholz and George Osborne
- Emmanuel Macron secretly aided Uber lobbying in France, texts reveal
- Company used ‘kill switch’ during raids to stop police seeing data
- Former Uber CEO told executives ‘violence guarantees success’
124,000 documents expose inner workings behind US tech firm’s rise as a global empire responsible for 19m journeys a day
Emmanuel Macron is among leaders who helped the ride-hailing company disrupt new markets.
How Uber won access to world leaders, deceived investigators and exploited violence against its drivers in battle for global dominance - ICIJ
When the ride-hailing giant called, powerful politicians answered, leaked text messages and emails reveal.