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Tesla has such a weird attitude toward the press

July 26th, 2021

Tesla’s attitude toward the press has always seemed to me to be a little like the relationship that a Democratic White House expects to have with the news media. As a rule, of course, things are always a bit rough-and-tumble between the press and a Republican presidential administration. But as soon as a Democrat moves …

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I’ll never forget John McAfee’s reply when I asked for an interview

June 24th, 2021

“Come dressed as a woman.” That was the weird and very John McAfee-like instruction that the controversial entrepreneur gave me a few years ago, after I’d requested an interview by reaching out via one of his official, verified accounts online. This was back in 2015, once he’d resurfaced in the US after fleeing a murder …

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Apple: Privacy is a human right, unless you live in China

June 9th, 2021

Apple executives like CEO Tim Cook like to repeat, often, what’s become a kind of mantra inside the company as well as during public events like this week’s annual developer showcase, WWDC 2021: Namely, that privacy is a “human right,” and that as much as possible, the iPhone maker is going to bake privacy into …