'High Tech Prison Walls'? As Tesla Turns to Bitcoin, Privacy Experts Warn Digital Money Paves Way for Total Gov't Control

Electric automaker Tesla surprised the financial markets on Monday with the announcement that it has invested around one and a half-billion dollars in the digital currency known as Bitcoin. But other experts are warning there are other reasons not to use digital currency – surveillance. Thought you could be spied on using your credit card? With certain types of digital money – the bank, even the government – would know every purchase you make. 

'High Tech Prison Walls'? As Tesla Turns to  Bitcoin, Privacy Experts Warn Digital Money Paves Way for Total Gov't Control
Electric automaker Tesla surprised the financial markets on Monday with the announcement that it has invested around one and a half-billion dollars in the digital currency known as Bitcoin. But other experts are warning there are other reasons not to use digital currency – surveillance. Thought you could be spied on using your credit card? With certain types of digital money – the bank, even the government – would know every purchase you make.