Masters of the Universe

Elon’s Blunder: SpaceX Failed to Implement FAA Program to Stop Teen from Tracking Musk’s Private Jet

In a striking oversight, Elon Musk and his SpaceX team failed to properly implement privacy measures offered by an FAA program, which has allowed continued tracking of Musk’s private jet. Self-proclaimed “free speech advocate” Musk had previously banned a teenager from Twitter for running “@ElonJet,” an account that tracked his private jet’s flight activity.

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Goliath Vs. Goliath: Venture Capital Titan Vinod Khosla Takes on Apple Alleging Theft of Health Tech

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is backing AliveCor, a startup specializing in heart-monitoring technology, in a protracted legal battle against tech giant Apple. AliveCor alleges that Apple stole its heart monitoring technology and stifled its capacity to offer its services on the popular Apple Watch platform. Describing Apple, Khosla said, “I think it’s really important that they not bully people and so we decided to make it a public battle.”

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Elon Musk Says Twitter Was Full of Workers Doing ‘Fake Work’ – and Thinks Most Silicon Valley Giants Are Too

In a recent virtual appearance at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit in London, Elon Musk defended the large-scale layoffs executed since his acquisition of Twitter and hinted at a potential hiring surge in the future. According to Musk Twitter and many other Silicon Valley companies are filled with people doing “fake work” measured by “vanity metrics.”

Elon Musk gestures as he speaks during a SpaceX press conference on February 10, 2022, in Texas. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Customer Service, Elon Style: Musk’s Tesla Asks Man to Bring Car to Service Center After Fire Leaves It a Charred Ruin

In a shocking incident, a Tesla Model Y spontaneously caught fire on a California highway, leaving the owner, Bishal Malla, scrambling for answers from a largely unresponsive customer service team. Incredibly, Elon Musk’s Tesla asked him to bring the charred ruin left after a battery fire into a company service center. The owner responded, “How in the world am I going to do that?”

Tesla burning in California

AI Ethics Researcher Fired by Google Warns Against Unchecked Chatbot ‘Gold Rush’

In the midst of the booming AI industry, Timnit Gebru, a former lead researcher on Google’s ethical AI team who was fired by the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe, is cautioning against potential dangers. She argues that the rapid growth in the field, akin to a “gold rush,” is sidelining important ethical safeguards, and calls for more external regulation.

Former Google AI Ethics Researcher Timnit Gebru

Apple Bans Employees from Using ChatGPT over Security Concerns

Apple has placed restrictions on its employees’ use of generative AI tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and GitHub’s Copilot, citing data security concerns. According to an internal communication, Apple believes that “Generative AIs, while powerful, can potentially collect and share confidential data, leading to a breach of our security protocols.”

Tim _Apple_ Cook testifying via TV (Pool/Getty)

Woke Vs. Woke: Uber Places Diversity Boss on Leave After Employees Freak Out over Event on ‘Karen’ Stereotype

Uber’s Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Bo Young Lee, has been put on temporary leave by the woke Silicon Valley giant following employee backlash over an event she moderated titled “Don’t Call Me Karen” which focused on the negative connotations of the stereotype about white women. Outraged employees felt the event minimized the experiences of minorities, resulting in the company announced, “We have heard that many of you are in pain and upset by yesterday’s Moving Forward session.”

Uber Diversity Chief Bo Young Lee

‘Derelict Zombie Apocalypse:’ Twitter Employee Lawsuit Reveals Elon Musk’s Refusal to Pay Rent in San Francisco

Former Twitter employees are suing Elon Musk and his new holding company for Twitter, X. Corp, over allegations including fraud and breach of contract related to claims of unpaid severance. But some of the most interesting revelations from the lawsuit are the exposure of Musk’s attitude towards paying rent for the company’s buildings. Musk reportedly said in one conversation that he would pay rent “over his dead body.” His lawyer later claimed that charging rent in “derelict zombie apocalypse” San Francisco is unreasonable.

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Study: Google’s YouTube Algorithm Recommends Graphic and Violent Content to Boys 9-14

A recent study suggests that YouTube’s recommendation algorithm may expose children to graphic and violent gun-related content, despite the platform’s content moderation policies. Researchers created profiles for typical nine-year-old and 14-year-old boys, finding that the accounts that followed YouTube’s recommended videos were faced with an onslaught of violent content including videos related to school shootings.

Sundar Pichai CEO of Google ( Carsten Koall /Getty)

Lawsuit: Twitter Shared Identity of Dissident with Saudi Arabia who ‘Kidnapped ,Tortured, Imprisoned’ Him

Areej Al-Sadhan, a US-based human rights activist, has accused Twitter of sharing her brother’s identifying information with the Saudi Arabian government, leading to his imprisonment. According to the activist, Twitter shared her brother’s personal details, then “As a result, Saudi Arabia kidnapped, tortured, imprisoned, and —through a sham trial — sentenced my brother to 20 years in prison, simply for criticizing Saudi repression on his Twitter account.”

Elon Musk (Win McNamee/Getty Images; BNN)

Linda Yaccarino Said Woke Corporations Should Have More Influence over Twitter Before Elon Musk Named Her CEO

Elon Musk recently appointed Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter, but at a conference in April, Yaccarino grilled Musk on his tweets and content moderation policies on Twitter, providing insight into how she sees the platform. Yaccarino stated that advertisers should have a greater hand in shaping the platform’s policies, explaining: “Product development, ad safety, content moderation — that’s what the influence is.”

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