Executives at Volkswagen had ordered their software engineers to figure out a way to trick the Environmental Protection Agency during their emissions tests.
What do Uber, Volkswagen and Zenefits have in common? They all used hidden code to break the law.
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For the record, it was one of VW’s supplier that developed the device and the code:

Diesel car owners sued Bosch in 2015 claiming the company helped design secret “defeat device” software that allowed VW to evade emissions rules and alleged Bosch was a “knowing and active participant” in Volkswagen’s decade-long scheme.
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