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Tesla whistleblower says company spies on employees

Tesla whistleblower says company spies on employees

Technology
A former Tesla employee has claimed the company spies on its workers and allowed a drug cartel to operate inside of its plant. Karl Hansen made the whistleblower complaint to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to his lawyer Stuart Meissner.Mr Hansen was a member of Tesla's internal investigations team before he was fired.Under US law, whistleblowers can receive up to 30% of the penalties collected by the SEC for revealing regulatory breaches.Tesla stated that it took Mr Hansen's allegations seriously and investigated them.It added: "Some of his claims are outright false. Others could not be corroborated."The SEC has declined to comment.Mr Hansen's complaint comes as the company's chief executive Elon Musk is being scrutinised for a series of tweets h...
NASA satellite spies massive iceberg parked near small Greenland village

NASA satellite spies massive iceberg parked near small Greenland village

Science
July 18 (UPI) -- The massive iceberg parked ominously outside Innaarsuit, a small village on Greenland's western coast, looks less intimidating from a few hundred miles away. That's the vantage offered this week by NASA, which posted a photo of the iceberg captured by its Landsat 8 satellite. The satellite's Operational Land Imager captured a natural color photograph of northwestern Greenland and Baffin Bay earlier this month. The image, offering a view from 435 miles above Earth's surface, shows the iceberg before it became grounded on a shallow strip of seafloor just offshore from Innaarsuit. The phenomenon is relatively common, but this particular iceberg is worryingly big, rising 300 feet above sea level and dwarfing the nearby village. And while the juxtaposition makes for good phot...
Report: Dutch spies caught Russian hackers on tape

Report: Dutch spies caught Russian hackers on tape

Technology
The Netherlands' spy service broke into the computers used by a powerful Russian hacking group and may be sitting on evidence relating to the breach of the U.S. Democratic National Committee, a Dutch newspaper and television show jointly reported Friday. Reports carried in the respected daily Volkskrant and by the current affairs show Nieuwsuur said hackers working for the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service penetrated the computers used by the group, often nicknamed Cozy Bear, in mid-2014 and watched them for at least a year, even managing to catch the hackers on camera. Dutch Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren, interviewed by reporters in The Hague before the government's weekly Cabinet meeting, declined to address the report, saying only that she was "very happy that we have...
Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software'

Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software'

Technology
Israeli spies looked on as Russian hackers breached Kaspersky cyber-security software two years ago, US media report.The Russians were allegedly attempting to gather data on US intelligence programs, according to the New York Times and Washington Post.Israeli agents made the discovery after breaching the software themselves.Kaspersky has said it was neither involved in nor aware of the situation and denies collusion with authorities.Last month, the US government decided to stop using the Russian firm's software on its computers.The Israelis are said to have notified the US, which led to the ban on Kaspersky programs.The New York Times said that the situation had been described by "multiple people who have been briefed on the matter".Integrity 'fundamental'Classified documents are reported ...
AP sources: US spies in Havana hit by bizarre health attacks

AP sources: US spies in Havana hit by bizarre health attacks

World
Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America's spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, The Associated Press has learned. It wasn't until U.S. spies, posted to the embassy under diplomatic cover, reported hearing bizarre sounds and experiencing even stranger physical effects that the United States realized something was wrong, individuals familiar with the situation said. While the attacks started within days of President Donald Trump's surprise election in November, the precise timeline remains unclear, including whether intelligence officers were the first victims hit or merely the first victims to report it. The U.S. has called the situation "ongoing." To date, the Trump administration largely h...