The teen who turned down $5,000 from Elon Musk to stop tracking Musk’s private jet has started a business called Ground Control. Since 2020, University of Central Florida student Jack Sweeney has tracked the takeoffs and landings of Musk’s private jet with a bot that chronicles that activity on Twitter.
The bot tracks Musk’s jet using publicly available data, but the tech billionaire has not been amused. Musk offered Sweeney $5,000 to take down the Twitter account, according to Protocol. But Sweeney refused, saying $5,000 wasn’t enough for the satisfaction he received from his work. Sweeney said he countered Musk’s offer: $50,000 to take down the account, or at least an internship.
News Source: Cnet