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Elon Musk Roasted for Taking Swipe at Tesla Rival Porsche

Twitter users mocked Tesla CEO Elon Musk this week after he attempted to criticize Porsche’s new electric sports car. After Musk criticized Porsche’s usage of the term “turbo” with electric vehicles, users were quick to point out Musk’s own loose usage of language both in tweets and Tesla’s business, such as the infamous “funding secured” tweet.

Elon Musk CEO of Tesla

Report: China Intercepting WeChat Messages from Both Domestic and Foreign Users

A report published by National Public Radio (NPR) on Thursday cited a considerable amount of evidence to demonstrate that Communist China is intercepting both domestic and foreign communications using the WeChat application, which is owned by China’s giant Tencent corporation. This would mean American users of WeChat are subject to surveillance by Chinese security services.

This illustration picture taken on July 24, 2019 in Paris shows the logo of the Chinese instant messaging application WeChat on the screen of a tablet. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Cloudflare Blacklists 8Chan Following El Paso Shooting

The CEO of web infrastructure giant Cloudflare has announced that the firm will blacklist anonymous online forum 8Chan following the recent shooting in El Paso, Texas. Cloudflare’s service offerings protect websites from cyberattacks such as DDOS attacks, designed to prevent sites from operating normally.

CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince

China Censors War Film for Glorifying Taiwan’s Founders

Mainland Chinese censors scuttled the premiere of a lavish new historical epic called The Eight Hundred on Wednesday, apparently because they felt it glorified the Chinese Nationalist Party, which would go on to establish the Republic of China after the events depicted in the film. 

Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong in 1945