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10.10.19

GitHub CEO Says It Has to Follow Microsoft’s Lead on Working With ICE

Multiple GitHub employees recalled comments from CEO Nat Friedman made during an internal company meeting.

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.

10.7.19

Meet the E-Waste Recycler Jailed for a Year for Infringing Microsoft's Copyright

Eric Lundgren spent a year in prison for selling counterfeit Windows restore discs, now he’s home and ready to keep saving the planet.

9.16.19

College Kids Are Vowing Not to Work for Palantir Because of Its ICE Contracts

Hundreds of students across 17 different colleges have signed a petition.

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.

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8.7.19

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.

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.

6.26.19

Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Say Trump’s Tariffs Will Make Consoles Cost More

US consumers will pay a total of $840 million more for consoles than they would without Chinese tariffs, the companies warn.

6.21.19

Gaming's Climate Dread in a 4K Streaming Ecosystem

Still preoccupied with whether they could, games and technology companies are still not stopping to think if they should.

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