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Gig workers warn that more than 40,000 transcribers could access private customer information, including job details

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GGig workers for Rev, a popular on-demand transcription service, recently reported that the company was slashing their pay. Now, some freelancers are warning of a security issue involving customer data on Rev’s platform.

When customers submit audio to the service, it goes into a database that is accessible to all…

An internal post reviewed by OneZero outlines new rates that would result in transcribers taking home less money as automation looms

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TThe popular transcription service Rev has reportedly cut the pay of its freelance workers who produce transcripts for pennies a minute.

Rev launched in 2010 and has received millions of dollars in funding. Like many rivals, it offers automated transcriptions using speech recognition software, but also has a separate service…

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