Jules Roscoe

Jules Roscoe

Jules is 404 Media’s first fellow. They care about unions, global politics, and how AI is changing the world of labor. They graduated from NYU this May.
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Amazon’s Swag Store Sells Neck Fans to Prevent Workers from Overheating
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Amazon’s Swag Store Sells Neck Fans to Prevent Workers from Overheating

Employees can buy the fans at an in-warehouse store with “Swag Bucks” they earn for good behavior and team bonding activities.
Amazon Workers Use Bots to Claim Limited Supply of Time Off
Amazon

Amazon Workers Use Bots to Claim Limited Supply of Time Off

Numerous bots on Github claim to allow Amazon workers to auto-collect voluntary time off work.
Met Gala AI Images of Katy Perry and Rihanna Show Relentless Spread of AI Junk
AI Images

Met Gala AI Images of Katy Perry and Rihanna Show Relentless Spread of AI Junk

AI-generated images of Katy Perry and Rihanna show them in beautiful gowns at the Gala, which they both did not attend.
Amazon Driver Saves Woman’s Life, Rewarded With Pizza Party and Laptop
Amazon

Amazon Driver Saves Woman’s Life, Rewarded With Pizza Party and Laptop

“It’s always ‘An Amazon Driver’ when they do something good, and ‘a third party Amazon driver’ when it’s bad.”
Russia Clones Wikipedia, Censors It, Bans Original
Wikipedia

Russia Clones Wikipedia, Censors It, Bans Original

Ruviki is intended to be a more “trustworthy” source of information for Russians by editing out anything that makes the Russian government look bad.
Nurses Protest 'Deeply Troubling' Use of AI in Hospitals
AI

Nurses Protest 'Deeply Troubling' Use of AI in Hospitals

National Nurses United has repeatedly warned about the use of AI in healthcare, saying it put both patients and nurses at risk. Healthcare giants are increasingly integrating it into patient care.
LinkedIn Descends Into Madness Over ‘WORK From HOME’ Copypasta
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LinkedIn Descends Into Madness Over ‘WORK From HOME’ Copypasta

A viral LinkedInfluencer post about WORKing from HOME has devolved into a strange meme subculture.
Review Used By UK to Limit Gender Affirming Care Uses Images of AI-Generated Kids
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Review Used By UK to Limit Gender Affirming Care Uses Images of AI-Generated Kids

One image depicts a non-binary child with short pink hair, consistent with how generative AI tends to represent queer people. In another image, a child’s fingers blend together.
All Bad Bosses at Amazon Are Now Named ‘Wayne’
Amazon

All Bad Bosses at Amazon Are Now Named ‘Wayne’

The newly-fabricated dispatcher, named Wayne, represents every manager who assigns incompletable routes and package loads. But he’s based in reality.
NYC Chicken Shop Replaces Cashier With Woman in Philippines On Zoom
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NYC Chicken Shop Replaces Cashier With Woman in Philippines On Zoom

The Zoom meeting info and password is written on a note facing customers.