It’s Eagle Cam Time

While many of us spent the weekend unpacking winter coats of various thicknesses and draping our windows in that insulation film that never seems to work, the US state of Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources engaged in its own altogether better seasonal tradition: setting up its eagle cam. Read More >>

Rev CEO: ‘We Got a Few Things Wrong’

Transcription platform Rev quietly slashed the minimum pay for its contractors earlier this month, and its workforce has been vocally pushing back against what it sees as unlivable wages since then. Read More >>

Transcription Platform Rev Slashes Minimum Pay for Workers

Rev, one of the biggest names in transcription – and one of the cheapest services of its kind – opted to alter its pay structure with little warning for thousands of contractors on its platform, some of whom are furious at what they expect will be smaller paycheques from here on out. Read More >>


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1,000 Google Employees Are Sick of Their Bosses’ Half-Assed Climate Efforts

Google – a company headquartered on Earth – has not always been keen to cave to the demands of its increasingly vocal and organised staff. Nonetheless, 1,000 Googlers have now signed a letter seeking to force the company to reckon with its role in accelerating climate change, a thing that would seem to be a no-brainer. Read More >>

Even Facebook Employees Think the Company’s Political Speech Policy Is Awful

Mark Zuckerberg has been roundly criticised by the press and lawmakers for his company’s incongruous new policy allowing politicians to make false claims in advertising on the platform. Adding to that growing wave of dissent, according to the New York Times: some of Facebook’s own employees, who call the move “a threat to what [Facebook] stands for.” Read More >>

The Car Crash Compilation of Mark Zuckerberg’s Six-Hour Testimony in Front of US Congress

Mark Zuckerberg, America’s pluckiest boy-technocrat and the inventor of the Retreating Bowl Cut, sat before the American House Financial Services Committee for a marathon six-hour hearing yesterday. In theory, he was there to talk about his attempts to prop up a new worldwide currency. In practice, he was grilled about nearly every aspect of his business. Read More >>

Zuckerberg is Testifying Before the Financial Services Committee This Afternoon About Libra

The guy who just last week tried to claim his data sieve social network could have prevented the Iraq War is at it again. And by “it” I mean talking out of his arse in public. Read More >>

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Have Prevented the Iraq War

Addressing a group of rightfully bored-looking Georgetown students, one of whom was allegedly escorted out for failing to silence their phone, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his much-anticipated speaking engagement today primarily to try to rewrite the history of his data collection company. Read More >>

Uber Lays Off 350 More Employees in Latest Blood Sacrifice

According to a letter sent by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, about 350 more staffers at the not-a-cab company are being laid off across multiple departments, marking its third major round of layoffs in about as many months. Read More >>

Won’t Someone Please Think of Microsoft?

Late last night, an email leaked to advocacy group Fight For The Future detailed how Github – the code repository Microsoft bought last year for $7.5 billion – would be renewing its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency at the forefront of carrying out the Trump administration’s xenophobic war on immigrants that’s left at least seven children dead and tens of thousands more in cages. Read More >>

scams Knowingly Profited Off Romance Scammers, FTC Suit Claims

It’s no easy task finding love online. It’s harder still when some of the many dating service options are littered not with hot singles in your area, but with scammers, as has evidently been the case with, according to a newly filed lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission. Read More >>

Netflix Turns Negative

Counter to the standard tech ethos – move fast, break stuff, crowbar stodgy old industry players up by their comfortable roots – the fight to control Americans’ streaming-TV dollars has been more of a slow-motion car wreck. And it’s largely been those stodgy old empires doing most of the shoving. Read More >>

Airbnb is Going Public

Airbnb announced that it expects to become a publicly traded company next year, in a press release made in accordance with Rule 135 of the US Securities Act of 1933. Read More >>

Worse Than Previously Reported: The Facebook Story

The most powerful tool in Facebook’s considerable arsenal isn’t its incalculable trove of user data or yearly revenue that exceeds the GDP of more than a few sovereign nations – it’s the platform’s ability to spread out any PR disaster over months or years so that all but the most dogged beat reporters stop giving a shit entirely. Read More >>