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Tesla Tells China Its Car Cameras Only Work in the US

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Last month, China decided that Tesla vehicles posed a threat due to the fact they contain multiple cameras and have the ability to record video footage. The military subsequently banned Tesla vehicles from entering any Chinese military complexes or housing compounds. Now Tesla has responded.

As Reuters reports, in a post on China’s Twitter-like service called Weibo, Tesla pointed out that the cameras in its vehicles are only active within the US. And that, “Even in the United States, car owners can freely choose whether to turn on its (the camera system’s) use. Tesla

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Tesla interior cameras aren’t activated in China, EV maker says

Cameras that are built into Tesla Inc.’s cars aren’t activated outside of North America, the electric-car maker’s Beijing unit said in a statement on the social media site Weibo Wednesday.

Even in the U.S., vehicle owners are able to choose freely whether or not they want to turn on their cameras, Tesla said, noting that it has a world-leading network security system to protect users’ privacy.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was forced to defend the company’s position on cameras last month after Bloomberg reported that its cars have been banned from Chinese military complexes and housing compounds because of concerns

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Tesla tells China car cameras not activated outside North America

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Cameras in Tesla cars are not activated outside of North America, the U.S. automaker said on its Chinese social media page on Wednesday, seeking to assuage security concerns in the world’s biggest car market.

Tesla faces scrutiny in China where the military in March banned Tesla cars from entering its complexes, citing security concerns over cameras in its vehicles, sources told Reuters.

“Even in the United States, car owners can freely choose whether to turn on its (the camera system’s) use. Tesla is equipped with a network security system with world-leading security levels to ensure user privacy protection,”

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Tesla refunds customers who paid twice for their cars

The strange saga of several Tesla buyers who paid for their cars using a direct bank transfer only to find out later that they’d been charged twice, seems to be over. “Everyday Chris” posted on the Tesla forum that he eventually did get in contact with someone at Tesla, and received a refund for the $56,579 charge about five business days after the problem started.

CNBC has been in contact with several other new Tesla owners who had similar issues, and reports that they have received refunds as well. Tesla has not publicly commented on the issue, but sent

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Tesla (TSLA) Car Cameras Not Activated in China or Outside North America

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Cameras that are built into Tesla Inc.’s cars aren’t activated outside of North America, the electric carmaker’s Beijing unit said in a statement on Weibo Wednesday.

Even in the U.S., vehicle owners are able to choose freely whether or not they want to turn on their cameras, Tesla said, noting that it has a world-leading network security system to protect users’ privacy.

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk was forced to defend

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Tesla refunded customers who were charged twice for their cars

The strange saga of several Tesla buyers who paid for their cars using a direct bank transfer only to find out later that they’d been charged twice, seems to be over. “Everyday Chris” posted on the Tesla forum that he eventually did get in contact with someone at Tesla, and received a refund for the $56,579 charge about five business days after the problem started.

CNBC has been in contact with several other new Tesla owners who had similar issues, and reports that they have received refunds as well. Tesla has not publicly commented on the issue, but sent

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