Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and the owner of SpaceX and Twitter, stated in an interview that the government had complete access to Twitter’s private chats.
Musk was astounded that the government had complete access to private communications on the platform.
Elon Musk reveals something that “blew my mind.”
Musk told Tucker Carlson on Tuesday, “The degree to which government agencies effectively had full access to everything that was going on Twitter blew my mind.”
Furthermore, Musk told Carlson, “I was not aware of that.”
“Would that include people’s direct messages?” Carlson asks.
Elon Musk: “Yes”
Musk warned against the dangers of artificial intelligence in a separate piece. Modern technology may one day pose a threat to civilisation.
Furthermore, Musk paid $44 billion for Twitter last October. He purchased Twitter after months of negotiations.
His ownership of Twitter has been an attempt to make the service viable through mass layoffs and the charging of fees for verified accounts.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 16, 2023
In the sense that it has the potential, Elon Musk believes AI is more harmful than poorly managed aircraft design or insufficient vehicle manufacture. A tiny one may regard that possibility, but it is not insignificant. It has the ability to destroy civilization.”
This raises a number of questions, including if Musk intends to add encryption to Twitter direct messages.
Is Musk talking to lawful access given by a court, as is common when organisations such as the FBI seek access to data kept by tech companies?
Furthermore, how did it operate since the government’s access to personal Twitter DMs is more notorious than that allowed by a court order?
Did the government constantly monitor everyone’s messages? What kind of surveillance was used here?
What privacy safeguards has the government put in place to protect users’ privacy from eavesdropping on employees who may be interested in what celebrities are saying in DMs?
However, they are not frivolous inquiries. Recently, two US senators wrote to Tesla, requesting details on how client privacy Amy may or may not be maintained.
As it turns out, Tesla employees apparently shared recordings that were not intended to be watched by anybody other than Tesla engineers, despite allegedly rigorous standards.
However, it demonstrates how senators are seeking answers on how Tesla protects and secures consumer information from unauthorised access by staff.
The overall scenario emphasises the importance of maintaining privacy and enforcing procedures that restrict access to sensitive information within organisations.