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Tesla employees reportedly have videos of customers’ shocking and humorous personal moments

Welcome to Friday and cheers to the weekend. I’m Asia Martin.

First, let’s take a moment for self-care. Do you know what the secret to work-life balance is? If yes, keep scrolling, I guess. If no, here it is — caring just enough about your job. That’s what Kelli María Korducki concluded in her piece, appropriately titled “How much should you care about your job?”

Apparently, caring too much can lead to burnout and caring too little can cause malaise. Where do you find balance? Korducki reports that setting aside time for non-work activities every day, giving a damn about the work you do, and making a regular habit of spending time with loved ones outside of working hours are good ways to create a good lifestyle.

Tell me at how you’ve been creating a work-life balance. Now, let’s get started.       

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TeslaTesla worker told Bloomberg that the company tracks their keystrokes.

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1. Tesla employees passed around videos from customers’ cars, according to Reuters. Not only can Tesla employees see what customers’ cars can see, they apparently circulate humorous, shocking, or invasive videos.

  • Tesla employees shared personal videos from customers’ cars on an internal messaging system, according to the report.
  • A former Tesla Autopilot employee confirmed to Insider that workers were not only able to view personal videos but were also sharing them among each other. The former staffer said it was like having access to “god’s eye.”
  • Reuters reported that Tesla employees shared videos of car crashes, road-rage incidents, and some more embarrassing moments. One former employee described to the publication a clip of a naked man walking up to a vehicle.

Read more here.

Tyler Mancuso smiling, surrounded by gold bars.

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In other news:

2. A harebrained adtech heist went spectacularly wrong. Tyler Mancuso, an employee at an adtech company, exploited a loophole in its payment systems to steal $9 million — which he used to attempt to buy gold bars. Read the story.

3. A missing line of code at Goldman Sachs led to a $3 million fine. A single line of computer code caused 60 million stock orders to be mismarked.

4. ChatGPT reportedly made up sexual harassment allegations against a lawyer. The AI chatbot falsely accused lawyer Jonathan Turley of sexually harassing a student, citing a news story that doesn’t exist.

5. Hot job alert: Prompt engineering. Many companies are hiring prompt engineers, a job where engineers search for errors and hidden capabilities in AI by figuring out how to ask it for specific outputs in the most efficient ways. More here.

6. Meta’s CTO says Zuckerberg is focused on AI. Meta’s chief technology officer Andrew Bosworth told Nikkei Asia that Meta’s top execs are laser focused on its generative AI business.

7. Retail media will be a $130 billion industry by 2025. According to a Morgan Stanley report, adtech firms like Criteo and The Trade Desk will be market winners. More on that here.

8. A tech firm posted a job seeking only white applicants. A job post from IT firm Arthur Grand Technologies went viral for specifying white candidates only. The post also included the note “don’t share with candidates.”

An AI-generated image of Angel Reese riding a unicycleAngel Reese supposedly riding a unicycle.

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Odds and ends:

9. AI’s latest challenge: unicycles. AI has struggled to create images of human hands — and now it’s struggling to generate pictures of unicycles and how people use them. Read more on that.

10. Apple has hidden a bitcoin manifesto in every Mac since 2018. A tech blogger discovered that there has been a bitcoin white paper hidden away on Macs, since the release of macOS Mojave. Here’s how to find it.

The latest people moves in tech:

  • Google’s former head of Stadia quietly exited the company. Phil Harrison, who ran Google’s now defunct cloud gaming services, reportedly left in January. Got a tip on where he’s going next? Reach out to Hugh Langley.

Curated by Asia Martin in New York. (Feedback or tips? Email 

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