The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.
Fifty Percent of Mechanical Turk Workers Have College Degrees, Study Finds
A new study finds Mechanical Turk workers are overeducated and underpaid.
Your Smartphone Is Being Secretly Accessed—By Your Friends and Family
31 percent of respondents in a survey snooped in the past year.
It’s Too Late—We’ve Already Taught AI to Be Racist and Sexist
You Can Get Followed for a Day in This Privacy-Shattering Performance
Artist Lauren McCarthy is watching you...
The Unknown, Poorly Paid Labor Force Powering Academic Research
Researchers are increasingly relying on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk and its crowdsourced labor.
How Five More Years of Tory Rule Will Change Britain for the Worse
Changes in the economy don't just wreck lives; they can alter the structure of how we see the world around us.
Social Networks Built Ancient Mesoamerica
And they could define our future.
Code As Bureaucracy: Art Hack Day Takes on Artificial Intelligence
At Art Hack Day's 'Master Slave' in Providence, Rhode Island, hacker artists wondered if code has become friend or foe.
Terrifying Lamp Will Record Your Conversations Then Live-Tweet 'Em
If Crate&Barrell and Orwell collaborated on a modern lamp design, they might have come up with Conversnitch.
This Software Can Virtually Age a Baby 80 Years
The future of missing person photos is being led by a new algorithm and the Google images library.
The Descriptive Camera Replaces Photos With Words
Images are so 2011. It’s all about text photography in 2012.