Daniel Sinclair+ Your Authors @_DanielSinclair Building for young people. Not reading @danielsunread. Lurking behind likes and thinking about social media, communication, & China Aug. 09, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

The personal surveillance state. Love to see it. Fighting fire with fire.  https://www.wired.com/story/tesla-surveillance-detection-scout/ 

I'm very glad the implicative issues of a computer on wheels are appearing now, instead of 10 years from now. It feels like Tesla's bespoke, autonomous agent model is the only self driving car project not actively building the surveillance state this article warns about.

Based on this Waymo tracking video from the Arizona Republic, it would appear Waymo cars are doing the exact same kind of surveillance to identify trailing. This car (or the driver) rerouted to a police sub station when it was being followed by reporters.

Waymo has good reason to be doing this. Their drivers & cars have been attacked dozens of times. It would appear Waymo is entering an arms race to build the stronger surveillance tech, whether or not it was their original goal. Everything just leads there.

You can follow @_DanielSinclair.


Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Since you’re here...

... we’re asking visitors like you to make a contribution to support this independent project. In these uncertain times, access to information is vital. Threader gets 1,000,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Your financial support will help two developers to keep working on this app. Everyone’s contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support Threader by becoming premium or by donating on PayPal. Thank you.

Follow Threader