This is why we need the call logs. And I fully suspect Tesla records them, so the fact that it wasn't released may suggest that Broder's account was indeed correct
If the Tesla people on the phone with the reporter had just erred on the side of caution with their advice, the whole debacle would have been avoided.
Broder complaining about a couple of extra hours charging would have just come across as a nitpick.
The point is that their standard advice should err on the side of caution, not leave motorists stranded. Regardless of whether they work for the NYT.
I doubt that. Say, you lend a car to your friend and let the navigation system log his/her route. The route includes compromising information about work related issues. Even the logging itself is questionable, but then releasing that information to the public - boy, I'd sure check my lawyers first.
As I understand, the 'European sensor' for privacy tingles at quite different levels than the US American one.
Furthermore, this situation is extremely dissimilar to a private individual lending a car to another private individual to do things where the borrower has a reasonable expectation of privacy.