beef alert

Amazon Is Beefing With Bernie Sanders Over Its Treatment of Employees

The company’s response conveniently left out any mention of temp workers, which makes up 40 percent of the US workforce.
Kaleigh Rogers
Right to Disconnect

This Politician Wants New Yorkers to Have the 'Right to Disconnect'

New York councilman Rafael Espinal introduced a new bill yesterday to stop after work emails and texts.
Ankita Rao
to arms

A Viral Slingshot Channel Started a YouTuber's Union

With almost 10,000 'members' behind him, Jörg Sprave wants to show Google that YouTubers have the power to negotiate better working conditions.
Emanuel Maiberg

The Plan to Build a Gold Mine on a Seismic Fault in Greece

“The problem is that we can never predict when an earthquake can strike.”
Sarah Souli

A Brief History of 'NSFW'

And how arguably the internet’s most influential acronym is changing.
Jessica Brown
I am scared

What This Terrifying, Crab-Butchering Robot Can Teach Us About Automation

Robots aren't always the solution to a labour crisis.
Jordan Pearson
What Is the iPhone?

Ethical Smartphone Startup Fairphone Wants Apple to Steal Its Idea

In many ways, Fairphone is more of an advocacy group than a tech company.
Kaleigh Rogers
labor rights

This Company Built AI to Detect Modern Slavery

Can machine learning stop forced labor?
Ankita Rao

The Video Game Voice Actor Strike Claims a Beloved Character's Voice

Ashly Burch will not be able to reprise her role as Chloe in 'Life Is Strange: Before the Storm.'
Emanuel Maiberg
garment bots

The Case for Letting Robots Make Our Clothes

I visited the garment factory workers who could lose their jobs to automation. But could robots also change their lives?
Ankita Rao
Smart Cities

How an Old Industrial Ship Yard Created 7,000 New Jobs

Brooklyn Navy Yard President and CEO David Ehrenberg tells Motherboard how his non-profit reclaimed an industrial workspace and updated it for the 21st century.
Samantha Cole
May Day

Astronauts Went on Strike in Space to Get Weekends Off

Celebrate International Workers Day by remembering that one time astronauts went on strike and spent the day goofing off.
Daniel Oberhaus