Here's an interesting one. Musk says, directly to his 2nd biggest overseas market, that he'll close the company if his Tesla cars are being used for spying. Stark words, assuming he talks about the data accumulated never leaves the company and implies they always stay in control of what they have.
Bollocks is. That is very
unlikely, neigh impossible, since we can safely assume the company and any car system has long been the target of exquisite targeted attacks. Successful ones.
Context: in China apparently Teslas are banned now from entering military bases. They suspect spying is built in, too many sensors and cameras
. Stating the obvious, everyone else was already thinking this way.
Now extend this just a little. Combustion motor cars are also full of this stuff. Maybe not as much, but you can't buy a recent car without a similar amount of computerization and GPS tracking by the manufacturer in it. Question: who has the data?
A new cold war is here. I sense a little more than a Strava uproar potential.
Alternatively, the bigotry of oh so modern life is exposed again. Once data is there it will be used unexpectedly.