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Cities Asked Ring to Share ‘Registry Lists’ of Customers Who Bought Surveillance Cameras

Police want the names and addresses of people who own Ring cameras so they can tap into a private surveillance network.
Caroline Haskins
30 minutes ago
Science

The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space

The Amazon has been burning for weeks amid increasing deforestation. The intense smoke was detected by NASA and plunged São Paulo into darkness on Monday.
Madeleine Gregory
an hour ago
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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
4 days ago
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Big Brands Are Using Amazon’s Anticounterfeiting Measures to Crush Small Businesses

Amazon sometimes requires small businesses to get permission from manufacturers to sell their products on Amazon Marketplace.
Lauren Kaori Gurley
4 days ago
ring

Police Promised Witnesses Free Ring Surveillance Cameras If They Testified Against Neighbors

The police department of El Monte, CA started a “Ring Reward Program” about a month before it entered a partnership with Ring.
Caroline Haskins
8.15.19
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How to Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership (and Why You Should)

Here’s how to stop financially supporting a monopoly.
Izzie Ramirez
8.14.19
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We're About to Learn How Bad Amazon’s Delivery Infrastructure Will Be for Workers

FedEx has cut ties with Amazon, which means that in the long term, Amazon will be doing more deliveries itself.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.14.19
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Amazon's Facial Recognition Misidentified 1 in 5 California 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
8.13.19
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Ring Told People to Snitch on Their Neighbors in Exchange for Free Stuff

Ring helped people form private ‘Digital Neighborhood Watches’ where they report ‘suspicious activity’ in exchange for free Ring products and discounts, according to a presentation obtained by Motherboard.
Caroline Haskins
8.9.19
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Tolkien's Estate Has Brutally Strict Rules About Amazon's 'LotR' Series

The streamer will have to make sure every single detail of the upcoming show is "Tolkienian."
River Donaghey
8.9.19
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Ring Partnerships With Police Are ‘Troubling,’ Home Security Lobbyists Say

Home security trade organization The Monitoring Association said that it is troubled by reports of Ring partnerships with law enforcement that are designed to promote Ring products.
Caroline Haskins
8.9.19
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Your Amazon Alexa Might Have Been Made by Overworked Chinese Schoolchildren

A new report says many employees at one Foxconn factory are children who are forced to work long hours when large orders come in.
David Gilbert
8.9.19
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