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Why it matters: In the three years since Tesla electric vehicles started recording their surroundings while parked, they’ve proven an effective security measure and legal tool. However, they’ve also brought up surveillance concerns with some, including at least one major police department.

Tesla EVs have recorded 360-degree video of outside activity whenever they detect threats since the company introduced “sentry mode” in 2019. Since last fall, owners with a premium subscription can live stream from the cameras. Those cameras have reportedly caught people damaging the vehicles and one person who inexplicably unplugged someone’s Tesla from a charging station.

Attorney Daniel Meier says that Tesla cameras are legally similar to doorbell cameras — their recordings are admissible in court. They could also be just as controversial.

Doorbell cameras have been both useful and contentious. They’ve helped solve crimes, but some, including politicians, are concerned they may record too much private activity. Others are worried they may become a police surveillance tool. Tesla cameras could bring the same issues to every parking lot.

This is why the Berlin police are trying to regulate the presence of Teslas near police headquarters or other police property, where recording devices are already banned.

An internal police newsletter expressed fears that cameras on Teslas and other vehicles present a security risk, partially because video from Teslas in Europe goes to Dutch servers under Tesla’s control. The police claim Tesla permanently stores and then processes surveillance video in the Netherlands, but the company has never confirmed this.

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Exclusive: Berlin-based WorkMotion, an HR software startup that helps companies onboard and manage staff abroad, has raised a $50M Series B led by Canaan (FinSMEs) – TalkOfNews.com

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Berlin-based WorkMotion, an HR software startup that helps companies onboard and manage staff abroad, has raised a $50M Series B led by Canaan  —  WorkMotion, a Berlin, Germany-based HR-tech company for global employment, raised $50M in Series B funding.  —  The round was led by Canaan …


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Exclusive: Toyota Tundra Pickup, BZ4X EV Recalled for Separate Issues – CNET – TalkOfNews.com

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Toyota issued two voluntary recalls for the Tundra pickup and BZ4X EV, affecting more than 46,000 cars in the US.

Why it matters

Toyota urged BZ4X owners to not drive their cars until recall work is completed.

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The repair work will be completed free of charge, and owners will be notified in July.

Toyota announced a pair of voluntary safety recalls this week affecting two of its newest products. The 2022 Tundra pickup and 2023 BZ4X electric SUV are the subjects of two separate recalls that cover more than 46,000 vehicles in the US.

The Tundra recall concerns rear axle nuts that can loosen over time and potentially fall off. “If complete separation occurs, this can affect vehicle stability and brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash,” Toyota said in a statement. Owners of the defective trucks will be notified by the end of July, and Toyota says approximately 46,000 Tundras are affected.

The BZ4X recall is significantly smaller; Toyota says roughly 260 vehicles are involved. This one is far more serious, however. “After low-mileage use, all of the hub bolts on the wheel can loosen to the point where the wheel can detach from the vehicle,” Toyota said. It’s pretty obvious why this is not good.

In fact, Toyota says the affected BZ4X SUVs should not be driven until a fix is performed. However, “no remedy is available at this time,” Toyota said. “Until the remedy is available, any authorized Toyota dealer will pick up the vehicle and provide a loaner vehicle free of charge to the owner.”

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This recall also applies to the BZ4X’s kissin’ cousin, the Subaru Solterra. According to Reuters, about 2,600 Solterras are affected globally, though a US spokesperson said none of the EVs have been delivered to customers.

To check if your car is affected by this or any other recall, visit CNET’s how-to guide.

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