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.
The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.
America Wasted $160 Million Trying to Get Afghanistan to Use E-Payments
Will that be cash, charge, or bribe?
LA wants city contractors to reveal if they work on Trump’s wall
U.S. appeals court throws out Blackwater murder conviction
Canada’s Update to Classified Documents System Could Raise Hacking Risks
But the current system is 'out of date and unsustainable.'
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.
Homejoy Co-Founder Allegedly Reused Customer Data Without Permission
Just because a startup shuts down doesn’t mean your data is deleted.
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.
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.
California Labor Commission: Uber Driver Is an Employee, Not a Contractor
Uber always did say that it creates jobs.
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.