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Facebook moderators are in revolt over ‘Big Brother’-style working conditions

Facebook content moderators have complained about draconian rules at one of Facebook's contractor's facilities — sparking outrage from Facebook employees over the "inhumane" conditions. At a facility run by Accenture in Austin, Texas, moderators responsible for helping keep the social network clear of graphic violence, hate speech, and images of child abuse have had onerous…

‘SNL’ mocks Jeff Bezos’ National Enquirer photos: ‘Is he working with...

Whatever you think of the New York Post's journalism, you can't hate on their headlines. (Photo: NBC, Will Heath/NBC) The Jeff Bezos blackmail scandal combines tawdry details about genital size with a potential quid-pro-quo tying into the Trump-Russia investigation. Therefore, it's a story that's irresistible to the media and therefore, "Saturday Night Live." The show addressed…

Amazon workers across Europe will protest ‘inhuman’ warehouse working conditions on...

Amazon warehouse workers are planning to voice their anger at working conditions in coordinated protests across Europe on Black Friday. The British trade union GMB is working with hundreds of employees to stage demonstrations outside five fulfillment centers on Friday, while workers in Spain and Italy are planning a 24-hour strike. In the UK, a…

‘They treat us like disposable parts’: An Amazon warehouse worker is...

An anonymous Amazon worker has begun writing a column for The Guardian about the working conditions at Amazon's warehouses, or fulfilment centers. The column, titled "Amazon Diaries," will be published every other week. In its first installment, the writer described their first day as an Amazon fulfilment associate. They were shown an inverted pyramid chart,…

Apple CEO Tim Cook on privacy: ‘we have to admit when...

Apple CEO Tim Cook says regulation is coming but plans to roll with the punches. In an interview with Axios, previewed on their site early Sunday, Cook told Mike Allen that despite his general dislike of government regulation on business, "we have to admit when the free market is not working." In regards to user…

Facebook’s fight against fake news is actually working. Sort of.

Facebook's promise to fight fake news is finally starting to work. Well, sort of. It depends on where you look.  Almost two years after the company vowed to start taking its fake news problem seriously, some of those efforts are beginning to pay off, even if things aren't moving nearly fast enough for some. The…

Saudi crown prince says ‘loves working with Trump’

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has praised the kingdom's relationship with the current US administration just days after President Donald Trump warned that the Middle East country would not survive "two weeks" without US support. "I love working with him (Trump)," the crown-prince told the US-based Bloomberg publication, adding that the two leaders…

Sanitary pads and panties: Rohingya women working to help others

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - In the world's largest refugee camp, dozens of Rohingya women work diligently, their small factory a hub of activity; they're making sanitary pads and women's underwear to be distributed to Rohingya refugee women like them. The one-room factory near Kutupalong refugee camp is buzzing, the quiet chatter of conversation barely discernible…

Tom Brady on Josh Gordon Relationship: ‘Working at It Every Day’

Steven Senne/Associated Press New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady discussed his developing relationship with newly acquired wide receiver Josh Gordon on Friday.  "Look, he's been here for a few days, so we're working at it every day, and every day you try to make improvements," Brady said, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.  Brady, who added…
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