Report: Amazon and 3rd Parties Collect Voice Data from Smart Speakers and “share it with as many as 41 advertising partners”

A report released last week contends that Amazon uses voice data from its Echo devices to serve targeted ads on its own platforms and the web. The report, produced by researchers affiliated with the University of Washington, UC Davis, UC Irvine, and Northeastern University, said the ways Amazon does this is inconsistent with its privacy […]

Amazon palm scanning payments arrive in Austin, Texas

Privacy questions are being raised. In Austin, Texas, Whole Foods shoppers can now pay using their palm. The pay-by-palm service is enabled by the Amazon One devices, which link a user’s palm signature to their debit or credit card. “Amazon One is all about making everyday activities, like paying at a store, easier and more convenient for […]

Amazon To Hit Sellers With 5% Fuel and Inflation Fee

Amazon is the latest company to implement a plan to combat soaring fuel costs: charge sellers on its giant e-commerce platform an inflation tax. To compensate for rising fuel costs, Amazon will charge sellers a 5% fuel and inflation fee that will go into effect on April 28, according to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the […]

Leaked: new Amazon worker chat app would ban words like ‘union,’ ‘restrooms,’ ‘pay raise,’ ‘plantation’, ‘grievance,’ ‘slave labor,’ ‘this is dumb,’ ‘living wage,’ ‘diversity,’ ‘vaccine,’ and others

AMAZON WILL BLOCK and flag employee posts on a planned internal messaging app that contain keywords pertaining to labor unions, according to internal company documents reviewed by The Intercept. An automatic word monitor would also block a variety of terms that could represent potential critiques of Amazon’s working conditions, like “slave labor,” “prison,” and “plantation,” as well as “restrooms” — presumably related to […]

Despite Warnings and Opposition, Amazon Approved for Launching 3,236 Broadband Satellites

The satellite internet space race is about to heat up as Amazon Inc. announced Tuesday one of the largest rocket deals in the commercial space industry’s history, signing three companies for 83 launches over five years to deploy a 3,236 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. Amazon’s Project Kuiper plans to take on Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service. […]

A whistle-blower who was tortured in a Chinese prison for exposing Amazon’s horrific slave labour operations asks for an apology

A Chinese whistle-blower by the name of Tang Mengfing who says he was imprisoned and tortured by the communist regime after exposing Amazon for abusing its employees and treating them like slaves is now asking for an apology. According to reports, Tang spent two miserable years under the heavy boot of oppression for reporting on substandard working […]

Amazon’s Bezos predicts only limited number of people will get to remain on Earth

Humanity will move most industry into space and allow only a select few to remain on our planet, which will be turned into a natural resort, according to self-funded space explorer Jeff Bezos. The Amazon billionaire enthusiastically shared his predictions for what human civilization will look like in the future – with him personally helping […]

10 Robots for Each Human at Amazon’s Biggest Newest Warehouse

In Amazon’s Newest Warehouse, 10 Robots for Each Human Amazon’s newest warehouse, with more robots than ever, brings America closer to an automated future when machines do all the work of moving everything from groceries to laptops from makers to users. And do it faster. (TNS) — Amazon’s biggest, newest warehouse, with more robots than […]

Amazon Developing ‘Smart Fridge’ To Monitor What You Eat (in my books years ago – all long planned)

Amazon is spending $50 million per year developing a new smart refrigerator that uses high-tech sensors to notify users of low-stock items automatically or expiring products and even makes refill orders, according to Business Insider, citing people familiar with the project. Amazon’s physical store unit, which created the cashless, “just walk out” technology, leads the fridge […]

Amazon’s Palm Reader Provides A Sneak Peek Into Our Biometric Future

Amazon’s palm reader will be installed at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver and will be used for future ticketed events. Amazon’s electronic palm reader, known as Amazon One, launched at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver on Tuesday, according to a press release. This is notable because it’s the first deployment of Amazon One’s […]

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