contractors

tech-power

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.
Joseph Cox
8.14.19
security

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.
Joseph Cox
8.14.19
transaction failed

America Wasted $160 Million Trying to Get Afghanistan to Use E-Payments

Will that be cash, charge, or bribe?
Matthew Gault
8.22.17
border wall

LA wants city contractors to reveal if they work on Trump’s wall

Josh Marcus
8.9.17
blackwater

U.S. appeals court throws out Blackwater murder conviction

Alexa Liautaud
8.4.17
Motherboard

Canada’s Update to Classified Documents System Could Raise Hacking Risks

But the current system is 'out of date and unsustainable.'
Jordan Pearson
12.2.16
misfire

The Pentagon's Exploding Guns, By the Numbers

We crunched key data behind the US military shipping thousands of defective gun parts to troops for years, and knowing about it.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.18.15
short circuit

Homejoy Co-Founder Allegedly Reused Customer Data Without Permission

Just because a startup shuts down doesn’t mean your data is deleted.
Nicholas Deleon
10.29.15
News

Judge Rules 160,000 Uber Drivers Can Sue in a Class Action

Are drivers contractors or employees? An employment lawsuit in California is moving forward as a class action.
Sarah Jeong
9.1.15
News

Australian Government Contractors Will Now Go to Jail for Reporting Child Abuse in Detention Centers

Australia's new Border Protection Act will make it a lot harder to disclose criminal activity within the country's detention centers.
Lauren Gillin
6.26.15
News

California Labor Commission: Uber Driver Is an Employee, Not a Contractor

Uber always did say that it creates jobs.
Jordan Pearson
6.17.15
Opinion and Analysis

How to Cut Through the Bullshit and Read the News Like a Defense Analyst

The fundamental job of any analyst is to spot and sidestep bullshit. Here’s how to fine-tune your BS detector and become an active analyst rather than a passive consumer of news.
Ryan Faith
6.12.15