The Verge

The Verge is an American technology news and media network operated by Vox Media. The network publishes news items, long-form feature stories, guidebooks, product reviews, and podcasts. The website uses Chorus, Vox Media's proprietary multimedia publishing platform.
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Who’s listening to your AI device?

By The Verge | July 13, 2019

Google contractors are transcribing customers’ audio clips from the company’s AI assistant, and can end up listening to “sensitive” conversations, according to The Verge, citing a report by Belgium’s VRT NWS. Only 0.2% of recordings are transcribed by humans, Google responded. Amazon’s Alexa

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Amazon to spend $700 million retraining a third of its US workforce by 2025

By The Verge | July 11, 2019

Amazon has announced that it will spend $700 million to retrain 100,000 of its US employees by 2025, a move meant to help them pursue new paths at the company. The figure amounts to spending around $7,000 per employee on

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Etsy sellers aren’t happy with the platform pushing them to offer free shipping

By The Verge | July 10, 2019

Sellers are being told to include shipping price in their items, raising costs Etsy announced today that it will begin prioritizing items and shops that offer free shipping, and sellers aren’t thrilled. Starting July 30th, Etsy will give priority placement

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Facebook’s Silicon Valley campus given all clear after suspected sarin exposure

By The Verge | July 2, 2019

Facebook’s Menlo Park campus in Silicon Valley has reportedly been given the all clear after fears of a sarin exposure yesterday led to the evacuation of several buildings. Menlo Park’s city fire marshal Jon Johnston told Reuters that exhaustive tests of the site had

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Hackers steal call records from cell providers in ‘massive-scale’ espionage

By The Verge | June 25, 2019

The attackers are believed to be state-backed Hackers have stolen call records from over 10 cell providers worldwide as part of a “massive-scale” espionage attempt against at least 20 individuals, TechCrunch reports. The attack has been dubbed “Operation Softcell” by