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A ransomware attack took a New Mexico jail offline, leaving inmates in lockdown

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A ransomware attack last week has left an Albuquerque area jail without access to its camera feeds and rendered automatic door mechanisms unusable. Inmates have been confined to their cells as a result, while technicians struggled to bring systems back online. As first reported by the Albuquerque Journal, […]

Amazon will redo Bessemer union election on February 4th

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The NLRB said Amazon broke labor laws in the original election. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The second union election at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama will begin on February 4th, according to a notice posted Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which you can read below. The election […]

Facebook contractors threaten to stop work over missing paychecks

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook moderators at an Accenture site in Austin are facing a payroll disaster that has left many without their holiday paychecks. Workers at the site handle moderation, customer service, and other tasks for Facebook and WhatsApp — and a work stoppage has already been threatened if the situation […]

Lego delays Overwatch 2 set as company reevaluates relationship with Activision Blizzard

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Photo: Blizzard The name Overwatch 2 has become synonymous with delay. First reported by The Brick Fan, a Lego review site, the extremely popular toymaker is delaying the release of an Overwatch 2-themed set as the company reviews its relationship with Overwatch 2 publisher Activision Blizzard. In a statement to The Verge, Alice Carter, Lego’s […]

Google can’t cloak documents showing an ‘antiunion campaign,’ NLRB judge rules

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Judge rules Google has to turn over 180 documents in an NLRB case | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A judge appointed by the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Google must turn over some 180 documents related to an internal campaign to fight union organizing efforts by employees. Dubbed Project Vivian, […]

Microsoft’s new matte black Surface Go 3 launches with optional LTE connectivity


Microsoft is announcing a new matte black option of its Surface Go 3 today, with optional LTE connectivity. The announcement comes just a day after images of the new Surface Go 3 model leaked online, with a new matte black finish. The new color option and LTE connectivity are the only changes, as it’s identical […]

Sony Xperia 5 III now shipping in the US, almost nine months after initial announcement

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Image: Sony Sony’s Xperia 5 III, the compact counterpart to its Xperia 1 III, is now on sale in the US, almost nine months after the company initially announced the device in April 2021. The phone retails for $999.99 and will be available in black or green, with the latter exclusive to Sony’s own online […]