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Report: More Than 4,000 Products For Sale On Amazon Were Labeled Unsafe By Federal Regulators

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Thousands of products listed for sale on Amazon that were declared unsafe or banned by federal agencies were deceptively labeled, The Wall Street Journal found. The Journal’s investigation found 4,152 products, including 2,000 toys and medications, for sale on Amazon that would be banned on regular U.S. store shelves due to their health risks. Amazon removed or altered wording for ...

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Amazon Is Instructing Police On How To Obtain Customer’s Private Information Without A Warrant

Amazon’s surveillance camera company coaches local police departments on ways to obtain a customer’s video images, even if that person does not wish to provide such information, Vice reported Monday, citing documents and internal memos. Ring, which Amazon bought in 2018, provides police officers with templates for requesting footage from customers. Company representatives suggest law enforcement officials use Neighbors, Ring’s ...

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‘Ring’ At-Home Surveillance Company Reportedly Partnering With Local Law Enforcement

An Amazon at-home surveillance company is reportedly teaming up with local police departments in an effort to strengthen public safety, but not everyone is convinced that partnering with a big tech company is the wisest idea. Ring, which Amazon acquired in April 2018, creates surveillance products that can share footage with local police departments as long as users give their ...

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Amazon Employees Strike During Huge Sale

Amazon employees are going on strike during Prime Day, the company’s largest annual sale, to protest working conditions, corporate environmental policy and more. Amazon warehouse employees at a 2.3 million square foot fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, are striking for six hours Monday in an attempt to disrupt Prime Day and make a statement about working conditions, according to CBS ...

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Amazon Replies After Joe Biden Dings Company For Not Paying Its Fair Share

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Amazon pushed back Thursday against Biden’s assertions that the big tech company pays a lower tax rate than middle-class workers. “We’ve paid $2.6B in corporate taxes since 2016. We pay every penny we owe. Congress designed tax laws to encourage companies to reinvest in the American economy. We have. $200B in investments since 2011 & 300K US jobs. Assume VP ...

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Here’s The Eye-Popping Amount Of Cash Google, Amazon And Facebook Dumped On DC Lobbyists In 2018

Google, Amazon and Facebook plowed a record amount of money into Washington, D.C., a year before congressional Democrats announced a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into the Silicon Valley giants. They dumped a combined $48 million into lobbying in 2018, up 13% from 2017, government disclosures from January show. House Democrats announced a planned probe of Google and Facebook’s business practices Monday, ...

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Robots Track, Fire Thousands Of Amazon Employees Every Year, Report Suggests

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Amazon warehouse workers are monitored by tracking systems that measure each employee’s productivity, issue warnings for workers that lag and fire those consistently behind, according to documents obtained by The Verge. Amazon offers a base $15 an hour wage and its warehouses, called fulfillment centers, are often competitive to work at. The company is continuously replacing slow performing employees with ...

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Amazon Workers Record and Share What You Say Around Alexa: Report

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Reports from Amazon employees reveal that Amazon employees are listening and recording conversations spoken after waking Alexa in the homes of thousands of people worldwide. Amazon’s Alexa needs more human assistance than the public may be aware of. Full-time Amazon workers spend their days “parsing as many as 1,000 audio clips per shift,” reports from Bloomburg reveal. These clips may ...

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Twitter Backs Off Partnership With SPLC Amid Bombshell Reports. Amazon Stays Silent

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Twitter appears to be one of the only big tech companies to back out of an alliance with the Southern Poverty Law Center after the group’s long-time president was fired for unspecified conduct reasons, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. “The SPLC is not a member of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council or a partner the company has worked ...

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Amazon Still Gives Southern Poverty Law Center Veto Power Over Charity Program

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The Southern Poverty Law Center’s ongoing crisis hasn’t cost the left-wing nonprofit its privileged status with Amazon, which gives the SPLC broad authority to determine which charities and nonprofits can participate in its AmazonSmile charity program. The SPLC has lost three top figures — including both its president and a co-founder — within the past month, as the organization has ...

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Google, Amazon And Other Corporate Giants Target Texas Religious Protection Bills

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Google, Amazon, IBM and Texas businesses banded together to oppose several Texas bills offering religious exemptions to businesses and state license holders. The group of businesses, along with several local Texas chambers of commerce, sent a letter to the Texas state legislature Wednesday declaring that they will oppose any legislation that affords protections to business owners who refuse service to ...

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Another NYC Billboard Trolls Ocasio-Cortez As Democrats Bail On Her Green New Deal

Another giant billboard popped up in New York City Tuesday trolling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after Senate Democrats refused to support her Green New Deal. The Job Creators Network created another billboard in Time Square that appears to ding the New York Democrat’s stalled effort to push an ambitious climate proposal through Congress. The group, which is tied to the conservative ...

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Poll: New Yorkers Consider Ocasio-Cortez A Villain In Amazon Pullout By Wide Margins

Nearly 40 percent of New Yorkers believe Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the villain rather than the hero in Amazon’s recent decision to pull out of the state, according to a poll published Monday. Only 12 percent of state citizens consider the New York Democrat a savior for leading the charge against a deal that would have brought the online company ...

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Amazon’s Working Conditions Are Apparently Making Employees Suicidal

Emergency workers have been summoned to Amazon’s warehouses nearly 200 times during the past six years, The Daily Beast reported Monday. Employees say brutal working conditions at the company leave some to reach out for help before ultimately seeking relief through suicide. Emergency workers were summoned to Amazon warehouses at least 189 times between 2013 and 2018 for suicide attempts ...

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Whole Foods Is Just A Tip Of The Iceberg As Sources Say Amazon Has Plan To Dominate The Food Market

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Amazon is planning to open a new string of grocery stores separate from its Whole Foods Market brand to offer a wider and cheaper selection of goods, sources told The Wall Street Journal. The company is planning dozens of locations in the largest cities in the U.S. The first store will open in Los Angeles potentially by the end of ...

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