Working on Microsoft’s Cortana Is Laborious and Poorly Paid

Credit to Author: Joseph Cox| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:46:34 +0000

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.

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Apple’s New Bug Bounty Is a ‘Historical Moment’ For the iPhone’s Security

Credit to Author: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:24:43 +0000

Apple expanded the scope of its bug bounty, increased payouts, and promised special devices to a select group of researchers. For jailbreakers and hackers, there’s never been a better time to pwn the iPhone.

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Barr Says Police Need Encryption Backdoors, Doesn’t Mention Hacking Tools They Use All the Time

Credit to Author: Joseph Cox| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 20:25:16 +0000

Barr reignited demands for tech companies to find a technical solution to the ‘Going Dark’ issue, but neglected to mention in his keynote speech that law enforcement agencies use hacking techniques to bypass encryption.

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