Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

Amazon Launches Credit Card For Deadbeats

Submitted by Nick Colas of DataTrek Research Amazon launched a new credit card offering today for individuals with bad/no credit. If disruptive innovation always starts with addressing the low end of a market (and it does…) then this move merits attention. If anyone has the technological horsepower to crack the low end of the financial […]

Fed Ex will no longer provide express shipping for Amazon

   FedEx has elected not to renew one of its contracts with Amazon for their Express overnight and two-day service. “FedEx has made the strategic decision to not renew the FedEx Express US domestic contract with, Inc. as we focus on serving the broader e-commerce market,” the company said in a Friday statement. Of […]

Amazon to drop nearly all small brands in sellout to Proctor Gamble (and other big, toxic corporate brands)

(Natural News) Amazon is setting the stage for a major platform shift — and for thousands of small vendors, it could be a devastating change. In a bid to refocus their wholesaling efforts on big brands and encourage more third-party sellers, Amazon will cease ordering from small wholesale vendors. Putting an emphasis […]

Conflicted Judge Protects Chevron Abuse of Amazon Villagers’ Attorney Donziger

By Aaron Kesel Abused lawyer, Steven Donziger, may get justice as shareholders rise up against Chevron’s CEO. It is a classic David vs. Goliath tale, where New York Attorney Steven Donziger won a decade-long case for $9 billion against Chevron. Texaco was acquired by Chevron after Texaco dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste into […]

Amazon Faces New Pressure After US Antitrust Agencies Revamp Oversight

A new agreement between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) will place Amazon and Google under heightened antitrust scrutiny, according to Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post. According to the report, the US government’s two leading antitrust agencies have been quietly divvying up competition oversight of the two tech giants – a move long […]

CREEPY: Amazon and Facebook Both Want To Read Human Emotions

By Aaron Kesel Facebook and Amazon’s insanity only seems to continue with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Now, the two big conglomerate giants want to move into the uncharted territory of reading human emotions, both in their own ways. Facebook wants a robot that has five senses which can read human emotions. Facebook […]

Amazon Installing Alexa in Apartments and Hotel Rooms. They Say 24/7 Data Collection Will Help Property Managers Better Manage and Serve Tenants.

June 2, 2019 By B.N. Frank More creepy “Surveillance Capitalism” courtesy of Amazon who isn’t hiding that it is putting millions of smart speakers in homes and hotels by “offering discounted hardware, customized software and new ways for property managers to harvest and use data.” Are there actually people willing to pay for this type […]

Electronic STALKERS: Amazon and Google are using smart home data to track and record your habits

(Natural News) If you’re one of the millions of mindless American tech dopes out there who just loves owning an Amazon Echo or Google Home device for “convenience,” you should probably know that this always-listening spy module that you forked out a couple hundred bucks for is tracking everything that you and […]

Only 2% of Amazon shareholders vote against giving facial recognition to government

The proposal to stop selling Amazon’s “Rekognition” program to authorities was rejected by 97.6 percent of the company’s shareholders, according to a regulatory filing released on Friday, while a proposal to study Rekognition’s negative impact on civil rights and privacy repulsed 72.5 percent. CEO Jeff Bezos, who controls 16 percent of the company’s stock, […]

Oiling the Wheels of Injustice. Indigenous Communities in the Amazon

After a quarter of a century of legal battles, indigenous communities in the Amazon are still awaiting justice for the damage inflicted on their environments and health by Texaco, which was taken over by US oil giant Chevron. Civil society organisations from around the world are standing in solidarity with the victims. Tuesday 21 May […]

Uber Shares Slide As Amazon Leads $600 Million Investing Round In ‘Deliveroo’

Just as Uber shares looked poised to overtake their offering price for the first time since last week’s debut, news that Amazon was leading an investment round in Deliveroo – pitting the two tech giants against each other in the competitive European food delivery market – has spoiled the party. Amazon is reportedly leading the […]

Amazon now requiring marketplace sellers to submit video for a facial recognition database

(Natural News) If you wish to sell goods or services within the digital universe of Amazon, which is rapidly gobbling up the entirety of the retail-sphere, then you’re soon going to have to submit to Amazon’s Mark of the Beast, according to new reports. In the very near future, prospective Amazon Marketplace […]

Amazon must remove toxic school supplies, kids’ jewelry from marketplace nationwide

(Natural News) Washington state investigators found that more than 15,000 people bought school supplies and jewelry geared toward young children that contained dangerous levels of lead and cadmium from Amazon in 2017 and 2018. (Article by Sean Walton republished from Even after Amazon was notified of the illegal children’s products and […]

Amazon must remove toxic school supplies, kids’ jewelry from marketplace nationwide

(Natural News) Washington state investigators found that more than 15,000 people bought school supplies and jewelry geared toward young children that contained dangerous levels of lead and cadmium from Amazon in 2017 and 2018. (Article by Sean Walton republished from Even after Amazon was notified of the illegal children’s products and […]

Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon’s Child Data Collection Practices

Last year, a coalition of privacy advocates and child psychologists warned against putting an Amazon Alexa speaker anywhere near your child on the fairly reasonable grounds that developing minds shouldn’t befriend always-on surveillance devices, no matter how cute the packaging. Now, a group of privacy researchers, attorneys, and U.S. senators are calling on […]

“Alexa, Stop Spying on My Kids”: Amazon’s Echo Dot Violates Child Privacy Law

By Jessica Corbett A coalition of consumer and public health groups demanded Thursday that federal regulators investigate and sanction Amazon for its Echo Dot Kids Edition, arguing that the device illegally collects and retains children’s personal data. The brightly colored, always-on listening device “will play music, answer questions, read stories, tell jokes, and more—all with […]

Amazon told to stop selling kids’ school supplies that contain over 80 times the legal limit of lead

This pencil pouch has over 35 times the legal limit of lead, 29 times the legal limit of cadmium. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says Amazon has committed to nationwide corporate reforms after the investigation led by his office found dozens of children’s school supplies sold on Amazon had illegal levels of […]

Face it: If you are using Amazon Alexa in your home, you are an incredibly stupid person

(Natural News) The dumbing down of the mainstream American populace is once again on full display with the continued success of Amazon’s Alexa listening devices, which have repeatedly been exposed as nothing more than Big Brother surveillance tools for keeping tabs on people gullible enough to allow such technology in their “smart” […]

Amazon’s kid-friendly Echo Dot is ‘blatant violation’ of child privacy laws, investigation finds

Research into Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids Edition, carried out by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) at Georgetown Law, found “blatant violations” of children’s privacy laws and the illegal collection of their data. Also on ‘Alexa, who’s eavesdropping on me?’ 1000s of humans reportedly audit ‘snippets’ […]

Amazon’s Alexa Reviewers Can Access Customers’ Home Addresses

An Inc. team auditing Alexa users’ commands has access to location data and can, in some cases, easily find a customer’s home address, according to five employees familiar with the program. The team, spread across three continents, transcribes, annotates and analyzes a portion of the voice recordings picked up by Alexa. The program, […]

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