amazon

tech-power

Amazon’s Creepy Twitter PR Army Is Growing

Amazon now has dozens of apparent employees tweeting about how much they love the company. But even former employees are suspicious of the accounts.
Edward Ongweso Jr
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
facial recogniition

Amazon's Facial Recognition Misidentified 1 in 5 Lawmakers as Criminals

The ACLU tested Rekognition, Amazon's facial recognition technology, on photographs of California lawmakers. It matched 26 of them to mugshots.
Madeleine Gregory
8.14.19
ring

Everything You Need to Know About Ring, Amazon’s Surveillance Camera Company

How does Ring partner with police? Are there privacy concerns with Ring doorbells? What is the Neighbors app? What we’ve learned from 1,400 pages of public records.
Caroline Haskins
8.8.19
security

Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls

Documents, screenshots, and audio obtained by Motherboard show that humans listen to Skype calls made using the app's translation function.
Joseph Cox
8.7.19
amazon

Revealed: The Secret Scripts Amazon Give to Cops to Promote Ring Surveillance Cameras

Documents obtained by Motherboard reveal that Ring provides 46 standardised comments that cops can post on social media, and several documents with scripted responses to possible questions from the public.
Caroline Haskins
8.7.19
tv

Amazon Is Reuniting Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for a Show About Ghost Hunters

The 'Shaun of the Dead' duo are coming back together for 'Truth Seekers'.
River Donaghey
8.6.19
tv

Amazon Wants Another Season of 'Fleabag' as Much as You Do

"Nothing would make us happier than to have her bring another season of that show."
River Donaghey
7.29.19
NHS

From Apps to Alexa, How NHS Privatisation Entered the Digital Age

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he wants to “create more porous borders into the NHS” for business innovators. Partnerships like those with Amazon Alexa are only the beginning.
Solomon Hughes
7.26.19
amazon

Amazon Is Celebrating Its Monopoly Power with Prime Day

You pay £95, Amazon loses money on the shipping, and together we build a monopoly.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.16.19
amazon

Amazon Provided Police with 'Heat Maps' of Package Theft for Sting Operation

Amazon created package loss data heat maps and performed "data analysis" that helped a police department plan and carry out a package theft sting operation.
Caroline Haskins
7.10.19
tech-science

Viral Images Show a Huge Spider Preying on a Possum

It’s not even the first time this year that a spider made news for capturing a possum.
Becky Ferreira
6.20.19
Space

Jeff Bezos Is a Post-Earth Capitalist

Bezos admits that the limitless growth that made him the world's richest man is incompatible with a habitable Earth.
Caroline Haskins
5.13.19
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