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That won’t fly: Elon Musk blocks teen hacker after he rejects ...


That won’t fly: Elon Musk blocks teen hacker after he rejects $5k offer

19-year-old turns down an offer to halt a service that tracks the billionaire’s private jet, aims higher for $50,000

Paulina Cachero

Jack Sweeney never intended to get into a standoff with Elon Musk.

But Sweeney, 19, says he’s now been blocked by the billionaire on social media — after turning down $5,000 to shut down a Twitter service that tracks Musk’s private jet, and making an unrequited demand for $50,000 or at least an internship opportunity.

“I knew he had a plane, you know, as a fan of SpaceX and Tesla stuff,” Sweeney said. “I thought the Elon Musk’s Jet bot would reveal, like, where he’s going and what business he’s doing.”..

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