Elon Musk offered a Florida teen $5,000 to dexe a Twitter account tracking his jet. It wasn't enough

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By Ramishah Maruf, CNN Business
upxed 0047 GMT (0847 HKT) January 31, 2022
New York (CNN Business)Jack Sweeney, a 19-year-old from Florida, rejected a $5,000 offer from Elon Musk to dexe his Twitter account that tracks the billionaire's private jet.

來自佛羅里達州的19歲少年杰克·斯威尼(Jack Sweeney)拒絕了埃隆·馬斯克(Elon Musk) 的5000美元(約合人民幣3800元)要求他刪除追蹤這位億萬富翁私人飛機的推特賬戶的請求。

ElonJet has over 150,000 followers, and uses a bot that Sweeney developed to monitor Musk's flights. The feed then tweets out when and where the plane takes off or lands and the duration of each trip.
The college freshman has developed about a dozen other flight bot accounts that track the travels of high-profile tech titans, including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

這位大學新生還開發了大約12個飛行機器人賬戶,跟蹤包括比爾·蓋茨(Bill Gates)和杰夫·貝佐斯(Jeff Bezos)在內的知名科技巨頭的旅行。

The initial direct message from Musk came November 30, Protocol first reported.


"Can you take this down?," Musk asked Sweeney. "It's a security risk."

“你能把這個拿下來嗎?”馬斯克問斯威尼?!斑@是一個安全風險?!?br>原創翻譯:龍騰網 http://www.360yingketong.cn 轉載請注明出處

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO eventually offered the teenager $5,000 to help prevent "crazy people" from tracking his flights. Sweeney countered asking for $50,000, saying he could use the money for college and maybe a Tesla (TSLA) Model 3.

最終,這位特斯拉和SpaceX的首席執行官提出給這名少年5000美元,以幫助預防“瘋子”跟蹤他的航班。斯威尼則提出要5萬美元,說他可以用這筆錢上大學,或許還可以買輛特斯拉Model 3。

"I don't love the idea of being shot by a nutcase," Musk said.
The last message exchange was Wednesday, Jan. 19, when Musk said it didn't feel right "to pay to shut this down." CNN Business has viewed the messages.


"Options other than remuneration like an internship would make taking it down a lot easier," Sweeney replied. Musk has not yet responded.


CNN has reached out to SpaceX for comment.
Sweeney said he's been a fan of SpaceX since the first Falcon Heavy launch in 2018. His father works for an airline, fueling his interest in aviation.


"5,000 is not enough for how much I get out of it," Sweeney said. "It doesn't replace anything, like the enjoyment factor."
Sweeney did offer Musk some technical advice, telling the billionaire about a blocking program he could use to counter flight tracking programs.

斯威尼說:“5000美元不夠彌補我從中得到的?!薄八荒苋〈魏螙|西,比如享受的因素?!?br /> 斯威尼確實給馬斯克提供了一些技術建議,告訴這位億萬富翁他可以用一個攔截程序來對抗飛行跟蹤程序。

"It looks like he took that advice," Sweeney said, saying it appears Musk is currently using the blocking program.
So is Sweeney is still able to track Musk's flights despite the blocking program? "I am," Sweeney said. "It's just a bit more complicated."

“只是有點復雜?!?br />