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An NSA contractor allegedly scammed the Pentagon out of $100,000

An NSA contractor allegedly scammed the Pentagon out of $100,000

The nation's signals intelligence agency is a prime target for fraud.
Google Is Investigating Why it Trained Facial Recognition on ‘Dark Skinned’ Homeless People

Google Is Investigating Why it Trained Facial Recognition on ‘Dark Skinned’ Homeless People

Former workers reveal "questionable and misleading methods" used to obtain facial scans.

Google contractors are unionizing in Pittsburgh

A group of Google tech contractors in Pittsburgh has voted to unionize with the United Steelworkers under the name Pittsburgh Association of Tech Professionals (PATP). Since it's just around 80
Google contract workers have voted to unionize in Pittsburgh

Google contract workers have voted to unionize in Pittsburgh

It's thought to be the first time tech workers have successfully organized in the US.

The Two Words Future Business Leaders Will Never Say—And Why

The ecosystem of business is changing, and so are the players.

California governor signs labor law meant to fix the gig economy

It was really just a matter of time, but it's now official: California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the state's Assembly Bill 5 into law. The measure is intended to reclassify many gig economy
California prepares to vote on killing off Uber, Lyft

California prepares to vote on killing off Uber, Lyft

The war on the gig economy continues The post California prepares to vote on killing off Uber, Lyft appeared first on Hot Air.
Google Contractors Vote to Unionize Given Company's Track Record of Crappy Treatment

Google Contractors Vote to Unionize Given Company's Track Record of Crappy Treatment

Contractors working at Google’s Pittsburgh office recently announced they’re aiming to unionize, marking the latest contingent of employees to begin pushing back against Silicon Valley for a voice at
Google Contractors Vote to Unionize Given Company's Track Record of Crappy Treatment

Google Contractors Vote to Unionize Given Company's Track Record of Crappy Treatment

Contractors working at Google’s Pittsburgh office recently announced they’re aiming to unionize, marking the latest contingent of employees to begin pushing back against Silicon Valley for a voice at
Google Contractors Are Unionizing With a Steel Workers Union

Google Contractors Are Unionizing With a Steel Workers Union

Part of Google’s “shadow work force” is unionizing in Philadelphia.
Apple Says Only In-House Employees Will Listen to Siri Recordings as 300 Contractors Are Reportedly Laid Off

Apple Says Only In-House Employees Will Listen to Siri Recordings as 300 Contractors Are Reportedly Laid Off

Following public outcry over workers listening to audio captured by voice assistants, Apple announced on Wednesday that it would no longer relegate the task of listening to Siri recordings to
Apple apologizes for Siri privacy issues, changes recording policies

Apple apologizes for Siri privacy issues, changes recording policies

Apple has issued a rare apology, addressing privacy-related issues raised by contractors who were listening to recordings from Siri devices.

Apple fires hundreds of contractors hired to listen to Siri recordings

In the wake of revelations that Apple has people listening in to some Siri requests, Apple has fired more than 300 contractors in Cork, Ireland. As The Guardian reports those contractors were hired as
The People Paid to Dox Airbnb Addresses

The People Paid to Dox Airbnb Addresses

In response to a need to enforce short term rental legislation, an industry of companies has popped up tasked with finding the real addresses of Airbnbs and other properties.

Microsoft contractors listened to what people told their Xbox consoles

Microsoft contractors reportedly listened to Xbox owners too. Earlier this month, we learned that contractors heard audio snippets from Skype calls and Cortana interactions. Now, Vice reports that

Microsoft contractors listened to what people told their Xbox consoles

Microsoft contractors reportedly listened to Xbox owners too. Earlier this month, we learned that contractors heard audio snippets from Skype calls and Cortana interactions. Now, Vice reports that
Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

Multiple contractors working for Microsoft explain how they listened to audio captured by Xbox consoles.
Working on Microsoft’s Cortana Is Laborious and Poorly Paid

Working on Microsoft’s Cortana Is Laborious and Poorly Paid

Leaked documents show that Microsoft’s contractors are paid between $12 and $14 an hour and are asked to transcribe as many as 200 audio clips per hour to train the Cortana virtual assistant.
Microsoft Admits Humans Listen to Skype and Cortana in Privacy Policy Update

Microsoft Admits Humans Listen to Skype and Cortana in Privacy Policy Update

The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.

Microsoft contractors listen to some Skype calls and Cortana commands

Microsoft is the latest company charged with listening to its users calls and voice commands. A report by Vice found that contractors are listening to bits of conversations collected through Skype's