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Elon Musk reportedly calls the Tesla whistleblower who claimed the company spied on employees a nut

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Elon Musk responded Thursday to a former Tesla employee's claims that the company spied on workers and kept quiet about alleged theft and drug-trafficking.
In a direct message to Gizmodo, Musk reportedly attempted to discredit the former employee and dismissed his charges, but didn't deny them outright.
The employee also claimed that Tesla staffed its security team with former members of a notorious security group at Uber that allegedly spied on rivals.
Musk didn't confirm or deny that the former Uber security workers now work for Tesla, but he defended one of them to...
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SEC reportedly investigating whether Elon Musk tried to hurt short-sellers with his 'funding secured' tweet

SEC reportedly investigating whether Elon Musk tried to hurt short-sellers with his 'funding secured' tweet

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Joe Skipper / Reuters
The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly investigating whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk was attempting to hurt the company's short-sellers when he tweeted about taking the company private, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The agency is reportedly asking Tesla's board of directors what Musk told them before he tweeted that he had secured the funding to convert Tesla into a private company, were the proposal to pass a shareholder vote.
Tesla and the SEC declined Business Insider's requests for comment.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly...
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