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Thu Apr 6, 2023, 01:38 PM Apr 2023

Special Report: Tesla workers shared sensitive images recorded by customer cars [View all]

Source: Reuters

Tesla Inc assures its millions of electric car owners that their privacy “is and will always be enormously important to us.” The cameras it builds into vehicles to assist driving, it notes on its website, are “designed from the ground up to protect your privacy.”

But between 2019 and 2022, groups of Tesla employees privately shared via an internal messaging system sometimes highly invasive videos and images recorded by customers’ car cameras, according to interviews by Reuters with nine former employees.

Some of the recordings caught Tesla customers in embarrassing situations. One ex-employee described a video of a man approaching a vehicle completely naked.

Also shared: crashes and road-rage incidents. One crash video in 2021 showed a Tesla driving at high speed in a residential area hitting a child riding a bike, according to another ex-employee. The child flew in one direction, the bike in another. The video spread around a Tesla office in San Mateo, California, via private one-on-one chats, “like wildfire,” the ex-employee said.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/technology/tesla-workers-shared-sensitive-images-recorded-by-customer-cars-2023-04-06/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=Technology-Roundup&utm_term=040623

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Funny how Musk couldn't stand anyone knowing his plane's flight schedule. rogue emissary Apr 2023 #1
Exactly! Do people really want that creepy fuck to have the power Carlitos Brigante Apr 2023 #19
Such slippery slopes intrepidity Apr 2023 #2
That part really is not, though. Anyone can leave a recording camera on their dash legally. NullTuples Apr 2023 #6
Ugh. Whatever happened to "reasonable expectation of privacy"? intrepidity Apr 2023 #7
I'm guessing at some point that becomes a "peeping tom" issue? NullTuples Apr 2023 #13
Take a look while you're out driving: many, many cars have dash cams now. C Moon Apr 2023 #15
Click & Clack, the Car Guys, always recommended marybourg Apr 2023 #18
Ok. Thanks. You mean they recommended it for Dash Cams or for everything? C Moon Apr 2023 #20
They recommended it for covering all annoying marybourg Apr 2023 #21
So glad all my 'instruments' are old and DUMB!!! elleng Apr 2023 #3
Yeah, but your neighbor's? nt intrepidity Apr 2023 #8
Too far to count, and they're only here 'occasionally.' elleng Apr 2023 #10
None of my neighbors could afford a Tesla intrepidity Apr 2023 #11
This Guy & Anything He Touches Needs To Go Me. Apr 2023 #4
Let's keep Space-X. Earth-shine Apr 2023 #9
I wonder how much of his wealth intrepidity Apr 2023 #12
It's a level of finances of which I will never understand the particulars of transactions. Earth-shine Apr 2023 #14
"is and will always be enormously important to us" - a lovely nothing statement NullTuples Apr 2023 #5
Message auto-removed Name removed Apr 2023 #16
Welcome to Tesla. paleotn Apr 2023 #17
Kick ck4829 Apr 2023 #22
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