Twitter has begun laying off contractors across its various divisions, including moderators. This was reported by the Internet portal Axios, citing its sources.
According to them, not all employees who fell under the reduction received a notice of dismissal. In some cases, they have found their access to corporate Twitter systems revoked, similar to the layoffs of nearly half of the staff in early November.
At the same time, the company has already offered rehiring to some laid-off workers, as many of them were needed for ongoing projects, Axios notes.
Earlier, Elon Musk announced that “Twitter will be doing a lot of stupid things in the coming months.” The dismissal of employees and their subsequent hiring back cannot be called in another way.
“This is another unspoken sign of disrespect,” the Twitter office equipped sleeping quarters for “hardcore” employees
According to Forbes, earlier this week, Twitter employees discovered several sleeping areas in the company’s San Francisco office. They were organized in conference rooms, where beds and bedside tables with lamps appeared.
The whistleblower and Twitter said employees were given no explanation for the change and suggested that the beds are for the remaining “hardcore” employees so they can stay overnight in the office. “This is another unspoken sign of disrespect. No one discussed this with us,” said one of the employees.
Last month, CEO Elon Musk gave the thousands of employees remaining at the company the option to leave or stay on the condition that they work hard under Twitter 2.0. Since taking over as owner and CEO, Musk has fired at least half of Twitter’s employees, with many leaving of their own accord.
Another source, who wished to remain anonymous, suggested that there could be “four to eight of these bedrooms per floor,” adding that “they look comfortable.”
One room’s trash bin was reportedly filled with trash, meaning someone had already slept there: “People are already working late into the night, so that kind of makes sense.”
According to Business Insider, the American billionaire and owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, brought quite a few people to the company, among whom were employees of his other companies and relatives.
We reported this morning that Elon Musk briefly lost his title as the richest man in the world on Wednesday, according to Forbes.
Google degrades in Google Photos the definition of the place where the photo was taken
Google has warned users about a new location policy for Google Photos (Google Photos).
Google Photos will stop using a user account’s location history to determine where specific pictures were taken, according to a new support document. This policy will apply to users who have opted out of sharing location data for the camera app for privacy reasons.
Until now, if you didn’t allow the camera app to use your current location, Google Photos used two methods to roughly estimate where you took the photo. First, the app will try to identify visible landmarks in your photos, and second, it will use your location history to narrow down the area.
However, now Google Photos will rely solely on trying to identify landmarks in photos. As you can easily guess, this method is noticeably less reliable.
Google notes that the change has already started rolling out to some Google Photos users, with a full rollout expected in the coming months.
“Digital version of yourself”: WhatsApp launched avatars
The team of the popular WhatsApp messenger announced the launch of an interesting innovation – avatars.
According to the developers, avatars will allow users to create a “digital version of themselves.” A variety of combinations of hairstyles, facial features and images are available for the avatar. You can use your avatar as your WhatsApp profile picture. Moreover, during installation, you can choose one of 36 facial expressions and actions.
In addition, a selection of personal stickers is created with the avatar. The developers also talked about how the avatars will develop. Now work is underway on light and shadow, hair textures and other details.
Avatars are becoming available to WhatsApp users gradually and will eventually appear for everyone.
The head of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, published images of the top version of Xiaomi 13 Pro, which will be released...
Soon Chery will have a new flagship – Tiggo 9. The characteristics of the crossover are already known, and now...
20th Century Pictures has officially announced that Avatar: The Way of Water will open on December 16, but some people...
So is it a comet or an alien ship? Interstellar wanderer “Oumuamua” leaves the solar system
The asteroid ‘Oumuamua, which was the first confirmed interstellar object to visit the solar system, is now leaving it. this...
Software4 days ago
Elon Musk and Tim Cook have settled the misunderstanding: Apple has fully resumed buying ads, being the largest advertiser on Twitter
Phones5 days ago
Future Samsung smartphones will be 2.5 billion times safer than current smartphones thanks to a new fingerprint scanner
Phones4 days ago
iPad Pro 6 on SoC M2 is the best performing iOS device in November. iPhone 14 Pro – only in 6th place
Phones5 days ago
iPhone 15 will be more balanced to bridge the gap between standard and Pro versions, according to Nomura Securities