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# amazon - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon later this year
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon later this year

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:26 PM 45,091 Views 52 Comments

Bezos will be succeeded in the role by Andy Jassy.

# amazon - Monday 11 January, 2021

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 17,605 Views 58 Comments

At the height of its powers, Parler had 10 million users.

# amazon - Thursday 31 December, 2020

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
# Big Tech
# Big Tech

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech

Dec 31st 2020, 7:30 PM 10,929 Views 13 Comments

Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.

# amazon - Thursday 10 December, 2020

France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies
# Cookies
# Cookies

France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies

Dec 10th 2020, 8:35 AM 15,137 Views 25 Comments

The data watchdog said users were “either insufficiently informed or never informed” of cookies being placed on their computers.

# amazon - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Irish Amazon customers to incur costs for refunds after Brexit
# Ringing Up
# Ringing Up

Irish Amazon customers to incur costs for refunds after Brexit

Dec 8th 2020, 8:56 PM 56,556 Views 112 Comments

Amazon will pay the cost of returns for faulty items, but the cost of returning any other products will be incurred by the buyer.

# amazon - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year
# Brazil
# Brazil

Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year

Dec 1st 2020, 9:10 AM 13,903 Views 49 Comments

11,088 square kilometres of forest was destroyed in Brazil last year.

# amazon - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'
# Amazon
# Amazon

Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'

Nov 10th 2020, 11:58 AM 17,919 Views 31 Comments

The Commission has also opened a second investigation into the online retail giant.

# amazon - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says
# Tech Giants
# Tech Giants

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says

Oct 7th 2020, 8:58 AM 12,814 Views 25 Comments

Democrats in the US are hoping to rein in the power of the tech giants.

# amazon - Friday 2 October, 2020

Nearly 20,000 US Amazon workers have tested positive for coronavirus
# Testing
# Testing

Nearly 20,000 US Amazon workers have tested positive for coronavirus

Oct 2nd 2020, 7:48 AM 31,594 Views 32 Comments

The admission comes after months of pressure from workers and labour groups calling for the company to divulge the number of those infected.

# amazon - Friday 11 September, 2020

Leading expert on indigenous peoples in Brazil shot dead with arrow fired by remote tribe
# Amazon
# Amazon

Leading expert on indigenous peoples in Brazil shot dead with arrow fired by remote tribe

Sep 11th 2020, 11:49 AM 32,802 Views 31 Comments

Rieli Franciscato was accompanied by a police patrol at the time.

# amazon - Saturday 5 September, 2020

'Other people have been s**t in training but play every game. It’s not fair'
# Rose Tinted Glasses
From The42
# Rose Tinted Glasses

'Other people have been s**t in training but play every game. It’s not fair'

Sep 5th 2020, 2:43 PM 16,841 Views 5 Comments

The latest batch of episodes of Amazon Prime Video’s All or Nothing documentary series is released on Monday and features a row between Danny Rose and Jose Mourinho

# amazon - Monday 17 August, 2020

Brazilian indigenous protesters block highway through Amazon demanding help against Covid-19
# Brazil
# Brazil

Brazilian indigenous protesters block highway through Amazon demanding help against Covid-19

Aug 17th 2020, 7:27 PM 22,176 Views 10 Comments

Brazil has the second-highest number of infections and deaths in the pandemic, after the US.

# amazon - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Bolsonaro says it's a 'lie' that fires are ravaging the Amazon
# Brazil
# Brazil

Bolsonaro says it's a 'lie' that fires are ravaging the Amazon

Aug 12th 2020, 10:45 AM 18,665 Views 15 Comments

Data from his own government shows the number of blazes in the rainforest is rising.

# amazon - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Amazon gets green light from watchdog to buy stake in Deliveroo
# UK
# UK

Amazon gets green light from watchdog to buy stake in Deliveroo

Aug 4th 2020, 1:24 PM 15,816 Views 17 Comments

The CMA said that the deal was unlikely to ‘substantially lessen’ competition.

# amazon - Monday 27 July, 2020

Amazon to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland
# They're Hiring
# They're Hiring

Amazon to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland

Jul 27th 2020, 8:10 AM 61,370 Views 48 Comments

The new roles will be created over the next two years.

# amazon - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Amazon says email telling employees to delete TikTok from their phones 'sent in error'
# Tech
# Tech

Amazon says email telling employees to delete TikTok from their phones 'sent in error'

Jul 11th 2020, 12:04 PM 16,503 Views 21 Comments

Amazon cited “security risks” from the China-owned service in the email.

# amazon - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Amazon plans to ban police use of its facial recognition software for a year
# Facial Recognition
# Facial Recognition

Amazon plans to ban police use of its facial recognition software for a year

Jun 11th 2020, 7:10 AM 19,139 Views 12 Comments

Demonstrations since the death of George Floyd have focused attention on how police use software to track people.

# amazon - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic hasn't spoiled the plot for independent bookshops
# Page Turner
# Page Turner

Covid-19 pandemic hasn't spoiled the plot for independent bookshops

May 23rd 2020, 8:00 PM 21,375 Views 18 Comments

Some shops are well equipped to weather the crisis while others have had to get creative.

# amazon - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Coronavirus: Amazon shuts French distribution centres for five days after court ruling
# Amazon
# Amazon

Coronavirus: Amazon shuts French distribution centres for five days after court ruling

Apr 15th 2020, 9:39 PM 28,773 Views 0 Comments

The court said Amazon France had “failed to recognise its obligations regarding the security and health of its workers”.

# amazon - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

World's richest man Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help fight climate change
# Amazon
# Amazon

World's richest man Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help fight climate change

Feb 18th 2020, 7:07 AM 29,237 Views 50 Comments

The online retailer Amazon that Bezos runs has an enormous carbon footprint.

# amazon - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Can you have a Green Christmas when shopping for presents online? Here's what the experts advise
# Green Christmas
# Green Christmas

Can you have a Green Christmas when shopping for presents online? Here's what the experts advise

Dec 1st 2019, 11:00 AM 12,377 Views 12 Comments

Want to avoid giant retailers and go green this Christmas? It’ll take a little bit of extra research – but it is possible.

# amazon - Saturday 30 November, 2019

Brazil’s president claims Leonardo DiCaprio paid for Amazon fires
# JAIR BOLSONARA
# JAIR BOLSONARA

Brazil’s president claims Leonardo DiCaprio paid for Amazon fires

Nov 30th 2019, 8:16 AM 43,040 Views 25 Comments

The criticism follows a police raid at the headquarters of two nonprofit groups this week.

# amazon - Monday 18 November, 2019

Amazon deforestation at highest level since 2008
# Brazil
# Brazil

Amazon deforestation at highest level since 2008

Nov 18th 2019, 10:47 PM 9,452 Views 43 Comments

It follows a series of major fires in the region earlier this year.

# amazon - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Indigenous Amazon land defender killed by illegal loggers in ambush
# Brazil
# Brazil

Indigenous Amazon land defender killed by illegal loggers in ambush

Nov 3rd 2019, 10:43 AM 22,763 Views 33 Comments

A logger also died in the attack on Friday night in Maranhao, Brazil.

# amazon - Friday 25 October, 2019

Pope Francis apologises over theft of Amazon statues from church in Rome
# Indigenous
# Indigenous

Pope Francis apologises over theft of Amazon statues from church in Rome

Oct 25th 2019, 9:55 PM 22,464 Views 23 Comments

The pontiff asked for forgiveness and said the indigenous statues had been found.

# amazon - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Seven South American countries sign pact to protect the Amazon
# Amazon Fires
# Amazon Fires

Seven South American countries sign pact to protect the Amazon

Sep 7th 2019, 1:04 PM 74,592 Views 16 Comments

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro did not travel to Leticia, citing doctors’ orders.

# amazon - Friday 30 August, 2019

60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires
# Burning Ban
# Burning Ban

60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires

Aug 30th 2019, 9:34 AM 6,641 Views 8 Comments

However, activists have doused hopes that the ban would work.

# amazon - Thursday 29 August, 2019

US ready to fight Amazon forest fires ... but only if it involves working with Brazilian government
# Amazon
# Amazon

US ready to fight Amazon forest fires ... but only if it involves working with Brazilian government

Aug 29th 2019, 7:08 AM 7,356 Views 15 Comments

On Monday, the countries of the G7 pledged €18 million to tackle the Amazon fires.

# amazon - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 PM 13,105 Views 30 Comments

There is huge concern about the local, national and international impact of the fires.

# amazon - Monday 26 August, 2019

G7 commits $20 million to Amazon as new fires flare up in world's largest rainforest
# Fires
# Fires

G7 commits $20 million to Amazon as new fires flare up in world's largest rainforest

Aug 26th 2019, 10:45 PM 8,683 Views 32 Comments

Aircraft have poured thousands of litres of water on the rainforest.

# amazon - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Over 1,500 new fires ignited in Amazon rainforest, official data shows
# Blazes
# Blazes

Over 1,500 new fires ignited in Amazon rainforest, official data shows

Aug 25th 2019, 9:33 AM 34,334 Views 37 Comments

43,000 troops are have been made available to combat the fires.

# amazon - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says
# Study
# Study

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says

Aug 22nd 2019, 10:54 AM 24,609 Views 30 Comments

The report surveyed major players from the tech sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.

# amazon - Monday 29 July, 2019

Brazilian miners reportedly murder Amazonian tribal leader during land invasion
# Amapa
# Amapa

Brazilian miners reportedly murder Amazonian tribal leader during land invasion

Jul 29th 2019, 7:48 AM 40,526 Views 16 Comments

Police have been deployed to the area following the killing last week.

# amazon - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition
# Big Tech
# Big Tech

United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition

Jul 24th 2019, 7:17 AM 19,280 Views 5 Comments

The investigation comes after the European Union imposed hefty fines on Google recently.

# amazon - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Rare footage shows uncontacted Amazon tribe who activists say are threatened by loggers
# Awa Tribe
# Awa Tribe

Rare footage shows uncontacted Amazon tribe who activists say are threatened by loggers

Jul 23rd 2019, 10:29 PM 32,581 Views 27 Comments

Since taking office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of harming the Amazon rainforest.

# amazon - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data
# Competition Rules
# Competition Rules

EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data

Jul 17th 2019, 11:21 AM 7,459 Views 4 Comments

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation would be completed as a matter of priority.

# amazon - Friday 10 May, 2019

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals spaceship model and plans to put humans on the moon
# One Small Step
# One Small Step

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reveals spaceship model and plans to put humans on the moon

May 10th 2019, 9:19 AM 21,429 Views 50 Comments

Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house on the moon.

# amazon - Friday 5 April, 2019

Amazon's Bezos agrees record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement
# Jeff Bezos
# Jeff Bezos

Amazon's Bezos agrees record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement

Apr 5th 2019, 7:24 AM 35,095 Views 53 Comments

MacKenzie Bezos retains a 4% stake in online retail giant Amazon which her husband founded in 1994.

# amazon - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone
# Personal Information
# Personal Information

Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone

Mar 31st 2019, 1:29 PM 16,013 Views 14 Comments

Gavin de Becker was looking into the leaking of Bezos’s personal information.

# amazon - Saturday 9 February, 2019

What's going on with Jeff Bezos, a tabloid magazine, Donald Trump and alleged blackmail?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What's going on with Jeff Bezos, a tabloid magazine, Donald Trump and alleged blackmail?

Feb 9th 2019, 6:00 PM 15,248 Views 27 Comments

A heated dispute is ongoing in the US involving some very high profile figures.

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