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10.9.19

Internal Email Shows GitHub Plans to Renew ICE Contract

Even though GitHub leadership and others oppose ICE’s child separation policy, an internal email suggests GitHub won’t stop ICE from renewing a contract with the tech company.

8.14.19

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.

8.14.19

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.

8.8.19

Vulnerability Exposed Microsoft Azure Users to Cyberattack

New report says flaw with common remote desktop access protocol left millions of users and researchers open to attack.

8.7.19

Major Video Game Companies Commit to Disclosing Loot Box Probability

Companies such as Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft are committing to reforming practices around paid lootboxes, the Entertainment Software Association says.

8.7.19

Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls

Documents, screenshots, and audio obtained by Motherboard show that humans listen to Skype calls made using the app's translation function.

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7.26.19

Cybersecurity Firm Drops Code for the Incredibly Dangerous Windows ‘BlueKeep’ Vulnerability

Researchers from U.S. government contractor Immunity have developed a working exploit for the feared Windows bug known as BlueKeep.

6.11.19

Xbox Is Building the Netflix of Games. Is That a Good Thing?

Waypoint Radio breaks down all of the news from Microsoft and Bethesda's press conferences.

6.10.19

Everything We Learned About the Next Gen Xbox at Microsoft's Press Conference

The new Xbox, 'Project Scarlett,' will launch holiday 2020 with a new ‘Halo’ game.

6.6.19

Microsoft Deleted a Massive Facial Recognition Database, But It's Not Dead

The database contained 10 million photos of 100,000 individuals including activists and journalists.

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