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Elon Musk denies Tesla cars are used for spying in China

Elon Musk denies Tesla cars are used for spying in China

Technology
EPAElon Musk, the chief executive of the US electric carmaker Tesla, says his firm would be "shut down" if its vehicles were used for spying on China.His comments came in response to reports that China's military had banned Tesla cars from its facilities.The military had raised security concerns about the data collected by cameras installed in the cars.China is Tesla's largest market after the US, accounting for about a quarter of the firm's global sales in 2020.On Saturday, Mr Musk said if a business did engage in spying on a foreign government, "the negative effects for that company would be extremely bad"."There's a very strong incentive for us to be very confidential with any information," Mr Musk told an influential Chinese business forum via video link. "If Tesla used cars to spy in ...
‘If Tesla uses its cars to spy, we’ll get shut down’ – Musk responds to Chinese military’s fears

‘If Tesla uses its cars to spy, we’ll get shut down’ – Musk responds to Chinese military’s fears

Business
Elon Musk has said his company would be shut down if its cars were used for the purposes of spying.The Tesla chief executive was responding to news that China's military has banned Tesla cars from its facilities. Speaking to a Chinese forum in a virtual discussion, Mr Musk said: "There's a very strong incentive for us to be very confidential with any information."If Tesla used cars to spy in China, or anywhere, we will get shut down."According to a Reuters report on Friday, the Chinese military cited security concerns over cameras installed on Tesla's vehicles. ...
Elon Musk says he has wired up a monkey’s brain to play video games

Elon Musk says he has wired up a monkey’s brain to play video games

Technology
Elon Musk, the billionaire chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, claims another of his companies has wired up a monkey's brain to " play video games with his mind".Neuralink Corporation, which Mr Musk owns, previously claimed to have implanted coin-sized wireless sensors inside the brains of two pigs, describing the sensors as "a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires". In a speech on the private social app Clubhouse on Sunday evening, the entrepreneur said Neuralink has "a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull with tiny wires" which it is testing its technology on. Image: Neuralink had previously unveiled a pig with a computer chip in its brain. Pic: Neuralink "You can't see where the implant is and he's a happy monkey," Mr Musk...
Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person as wealth tops $185bn

Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person as wealth tops $185bn

Technology
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I tried to sell Tesla to Apple, says Elon Musk

I tried to sell Tesla to Apple, says Elon Musk

Technology
Tesla boss Elon Musk has revealed he once attempted to sell his electric car company to Apple.Mr Musk, 49, did not say exactly when he requested a meeting with the tech giant's chief executive but he described it as being "during the darkest days of the Model 3 programme". Tesla was struggling to meet vehicle production targets for the electric car - its first designed for the mass market - in 2017 and 2018.At the time Mr Musk said the company was in "production hell", blaming problems with automated production systems at its battery factory in Nevada.In a tweet to his 41m followers, Mr Musk said had asked for a meeting with Apple boss Tim Cook "to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for one-tenth of our current value)". ...