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‘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

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. ...
Coronation Street uses real couples as Covid kissing doubles

Coronation Street uses real couples as Covid kissing doubles

ITVWhen Tyrone and Alina stole a kiss in Friday's episode of Coronation Street, many viewers will have been rightly left wondering how they filmed it following social distancing guidelines.The answer: real-life kissing doubles.Actors Alan Halsall and Ruxandra Porojnicu were filmed talking before their kiss, but did not get within two metres of one another, ITV bosses said.Instead, regular Corrie extra Alex Mulvaney and his wife Hannah then stepped in for the romantic moment.How EastEnders is 'cheating' with kissing scenes"My agent said that Coronation Street needed extras who were in a support bubble, and because I used to be an extra three times a week and they knew half of my family had done extra work on the show, it worked out perfectly," explained Mulvaney."My partner Hannah hadn't do...
SpaceX uses booster seventh time on Starlink launch

SpaceX uses booster seventh time on Starlink launch

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- SpaceX launched one of its Falcon 9 first-stage boosters for a record seventh time Tuesday night as the company launched more of its Starlink satellites from Florida. The 16th batch of 60 satellites headed toward orbit at 9:13 p.m. EST from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Advertisement The launch marks the 100th such mission for a Falcon 9 rocket, and boosts the number of Starlink satellites in orbit to more than 900. [embedded content] A risk of rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean, where Elon Musk's company wants to land the booster on a droneship, prevented the launch on Monday night. Rough seas remained a risk on Tuesday night, according to a U.S. Space Force forecast, but the launch took place as planned. The rocket booster for the...

China’s Xi uses key speech to promote integration of Hong Kong

Chinese President Xi JinpingAris Messinis | Pool | ReutersBEIJING — Amid uncertainty about Hong Kong's future and China's international relations, President Xi Jinping maintained Wednesday that the country remains intent on doing business with the rest of the world, in its own way.In a speech that lasted nearly one hour, Xi made broad statements reiterating China's commitment to improving the business environment and opening further to foreign enterprises, while indicating how Hong Kong might be integrated more into the mainland.The Chinese leader was speaking at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen special economic zone in the southern province of Guangdong. The city is home to technology giants such as Huawei and Tencent and has become the...

China firm uses workers to ‘pre-test’ vaccine in global race

BEIJING -- In the global race to make a coronavirus vaccine, a state-owned Chinese company is boasting that its employees, including top executives, received experimental shots even before the government approved testing in people. “Giving a helping hand in forging the sword of victory,” reads an online post from SinoPharm with pictures of workers it says helped “pre-test” its vaccine. Whether it’s viewed as heroic sacrifice or a violation of international ethical norms, the claim underscores the enormous stakes as China competes with U.S. and British companies to be the first with a vaccine to help end the pandemic — a feat that would be both a scientific and political triumph. “Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the new Holy Grail,” said Lawrence Gostin, a global public health law expert at...