The soap opera continues.
The alleged saboteur/spy should be considered innocent by the court of law, unless and until proven guilty.
I suspect the alleged disgruntled Tesla employee that is allegedly is a saboteur/spy that allegedly made terroristic threats; might have done some wrong doing. However I'm also skeptical of Tesla and Elon Musk. I suspect the truth might be a combination, somewhere in the middle.
However it seems hypocritically that Tesla requested Apple preserve personal information on the accused, without presenting a court order. Elon Musk has idolized the Soviet bloc Provida where the government and the powerful controlled almost everything, and the citizens had next to nil in rights. Hypocritically Tesla seems to want privacy, yet wants to violate the privacy of the accused. Instead of using due process, Tesla seems to be using totalitarian, mafioso, strong-arm tactics that violate civil rights.
Apple refused to comply with Tesla's demands, unless proper legal due process is followed.
Tesla is also trying to get others like Facebook, Dropbox, Open Whisper, Signal, AT&T Whatsapp, Google and Microsoft to preserve the communication and data of the accused.
Elon Musk has made rants that seemed borderline paranoid, suspecting automakers, Tesla stock shorts and or possibly others for possibly being behind a vast conspiracy to spy on Tesla,
steal from Tesla, and sabotage Tesla. As crazy as some of these Elon Musk rants sound, there might be some shreds of truth to them.
There is some truth to your jest.
Though I doubt it, I wonder if some of the previous crashes could have been the result of some sort of over the air tampering/sabotage.
What's more concerning is that perhaps the entire Tesla line could be sabotaged via over the air updates. What if a terrorist/saboteur inserted some code into an over the air update to make all Teslas, malfunction, crash and or become disabled?
It's concerning that the Tesla dolt cult has tried to portray Tesla vehicles as being invulnerable to over the air hacks.
The department of homeland security admitted that the airline industry possibly could be vulnerable to an over air attack. Yet the Tesla cult has been in such denial that it could have similar vulnerabilities.
Seemingly US military surveillance aircraft may have been hacked over the air and hijacked/commandeered. So it seems foolish for Tesla dolts to assume Tesla systems are not hackable over the air.