Uber calls whistleblower an extortionist in trade secret dispute with Waymo
Author:Amy Miller and Xiumei Dong

In Brief

Uber Technologies executives tried to discredit a former employee who wrote an explosive letter claiming the company had a team dedicated to stealing secret information from competitors, testifying in court that he is a disgruntled extortionist. But the company again faced harsh criticism for not handing over information to Waymo in their legal dispute over Uber's alleged theft of self-driving car technology.