Facebook let contractors listen to audio recordings from users

Facebook was listening. Sort of.  It turns out the company that only recently made a performative pivot toward privacy was paying contractors to listen to and transcribe users’ conversations, according to Bloomberg. Notably, the contractors reportedly did not know how Facebook obtained the audio and weren’t informed as to why it needed to be transcribed. […]

Listen to Kid Cudi’s Erase Me Remix

Kid Cudi unveiled his latest remix by Steve Aoki for the Bill & Ted Face the Music soundtrack over the weekend. The rapper appeared at the HARD Summer Festival, which is where he made the announcement after teasing the original version of his hit song “Erase Me.” The highly anticipated sequel is currently shooting in […]

Apple suspends program that let humans listen in to Siri conversations

Last week, The Guardian broke the news that Apple lets contractors listen to snippets of Siri recordings, often hearing confidential conversations including “medical information, drug deals, and recordings of couples having sex.” Apple confirmed the existence of the program, called “grading,” and said it was part of its quality control for Siri. Now, however, TechCrunch […]

A Worthwhile Listen for Xenomorph Lovers

Alien III remains a divisive and interesting entry in the franchise. It was directed by David Fincher, serving as a follow-up to James Cameron’s beloved sequel Aliens. Yet, the project spent years in development and ultimately, the final product was something of a mixed bag. However, an earlier version of what could have been has […]

Listen to Serj Tankian Cover Blue Oyster Cult’s Godzilla for King of the Monsters Soundtrack

Warner Bros. has released two tracks from the Godzilla: King of the Monsters soundtrack, including a cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s song “Godzilla,” which features System of a Down singer Serj Tankian on vocals. The studio has also revealed one of the tracks from the movie’s score, as written by composer Bear McCreary. Both songs […]

Listen to New Child’s Play Remake Score from Walking Dead Composer Bear McCreary

Orion Pictures announced today that Emmy and BAFTA Award winning composer Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, 10 Cloverfield Lane) has been brought on to score the reimagining of the 1988 horror classic Child’s Play.  The upcoming film follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi […]