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Report: Rev Asked Workers to Transcribe Audio Involving Sexual Assault, Child Abuse Without Warning

Rev, the $1-a-minute (78p) audio transcription gig economy platform that’s been in the news lately for slashing payouts to contractors and an ensuing backlash, had its transcribers listen to content “relating to sex and child abuse without prior warning”, Business Insider reported on Friday. Read More >>

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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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Crowdsourced Transcription Project Discovers (Bad) Cookery Recipes By 18th Century Philosopher

Take a walk through University College London, and you may stumble across a wooden display cabinet containing a human skeleton with a wax head, wearing period dress. These are the remains of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), Enlightenment philosopher and spiritual founder of UCL. And thanks to an online crowdsourcing initiative called Transcribe Bentham, his work has taken on a new lease of life. Read More >>