Objectively, Uber’s use of Greyball is not as severe as VW or Zenefits. Other news sources highlighted the use of Greyball started to protect drivers from Taxi goons who were hailing Uber’s and then vandalizing their cars and threatening harm to the drives.
Uber is trying to disrupt an old calcified industry with a lot of collusion between the establishment. Part of their success is based on getting into a city and delivering a service that people love, then using that popularity to change the old tired laws. Sure there’s a grey area for a time, but no one is pouring noxious fumes into the environment or screwing with people’s health insurance. It’s a ride from A to B — relax everyone.
Full disclosed I’m writing this from an Uber.