28 May 2021

Tesla cameras will monitor driver awareness

A software update for Tesla cars includes a monitoring system of drivers while Autopilot is in use. Drivers are required to pay attention at all times while the “self-driving” feature is in use, however, drivers have been able to activate the feature and leave the driver’s seat. Tesla’s cars had

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19 May 2021

China reiterates warning against cryptocurrency use in transactions

Three state-backed financial groups in China have released a joint statement in which they come together to warn about the use of cryptocurrencies as payment. Their reasoning behind the warning includes the high risk of volatility in the value of cryptocurrencies. The groups remind industry players that cryptocurrencies are not

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13 May 2021

Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin over climate concerns, says Musk

On Thursday, Tesla suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin due to climate change concerns. Tesla had announced in March that it would accept the cryptocurrency, and was met with outrage from environmentalists and investors. On Thursday, Tesla revealed that the increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions was

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22 Mar 2021

China takes aim at ‘spying’ Tesla cars, bans military staff use

Last week, the Chinese government allegedly suspended and restricted the use of Tesla vehicles in military and state-owned company applications. Military and federal staff are allegedly not allowed to drive Tesla vehicles into certain facilities due to concerns that Teslas were being used for US espionage data-gathering campaigns. China reportedly

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10 Mar 2021

Elon Musk reveals why the SN10 Starship exploded

Elon Musk has revealed what caused the SN10 Starship to explode on its landing pad a minute after touchdown. The SpaceX CEO stated that the engine was on low thrust, likely due to partial helium ingestion. The impact from this occurrence crushed the rocket’s legs and part of its skirt,

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08 Feb 2021

Tesla Buys $1.5 Billion in Bitcoin

On Monday, Tesla announced that it had invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin and is planning to seek options for accepting the cryptocurrency as payment for its products in the near future. The purchase sent the price of bitcoin soaring after the Monday announcement, which was included in Tesla’s latest annual

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30 Dec 2020

Apple supplier Lens Technology accused of using forced Uighur labor

Lens Technology, a Chinese supplier of consumer electronics components for brands such as Apple, has been accused of capitalizing on Uighur Muslim detention in China and using forced labor workers to produce the tech. A report from Tech Transparency details the accusation, claiming that the workers were paid little to

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23 Nov 2020

This Bluetooth Attack Can Steal a Tesla Model X in Minutes

A security researcher from Belgian university KU Leuven has revealed a series of security vulnerabilities he uncovered in both Tesla Model X cars and their keyless entry fobs. The researchers, Lennert Wouters, claims that the vulnerabilities can be exploited together and lead to an adversary breaking into the car and

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13 Oct 2020

Split-Second ‘Phantom’ Images Can Fool Tesla’s Autopilot

Although autonomous vehicle safety concerns often arise over what the vehicle’s systems cannot see, new research exposes a potential Tesla vulnerability in which they investigate “phantom” objects that the autopilot feature picks up on that are not really there. Ben Gurion researchers have been carefully documenting and experimenting with how

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10 Jul 2020

Tesla Autopilot ‘Self-Driving’ Possibly Getting More Aggressive In Evasive Maneuvering Which Could Be A Hidden Sign About Level 5

Recently, a news report arose in which a Tesla on Autopilot managed to avoid hitting a deer. However, the car instead performed an aggressive swerve maneuver that could have injured the driver or surrounding cars. Although nobody was injured in this instance, including the deer, the evasive maneuver was reportedly

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