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# amazon - Friday 22 April, 2022

Amazon secures green light for data centre in Meath despite opposition
# Data Centres
# Data Centres

Amazon secures green light for data centre in Meath despite opposition

Apr 22nd 2022, 5:34 PM 37,478 Views 49 Comments

An Bord Pleanála granted permission to Amazon to allow construction of the new data centre

# amazon - Friday 1 April, 2022

Amazon workers vote to unionise in New York, in a US first
# Amazon
# Amazon

Amazon workers vote to unionise in New York, in a US first

Apr 1st 2022, 9:21 PM 21,828 Views 35 Comments

“We want to thank Jeff Bezos for going to space because while he was up there we were signing people up,” one union organiser said.

# amazon - Monday 7 March, 2022

Amazon rainforest reaching ‘tipping point’ faster than expected, research shows
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Amazon rainforest reaching ‘tipping point’ faster than expected, research shows

Mar 7th 2022, 4:47 PM 18,146 Views 15 Comments

A new paper said three-quarters of the Amazon is showing dwindling resilience against droughts and other adverse weather events.

# amazon - Sunday 27 February, 2022

'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres

Feb 27th 2022, 7:30 AM 18,360 Views 17 Comments

With around 70 data centres in Ireland and more to come, tech companies are now using a massively outsized amount of energy.

# amazon - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Area more than six times the size of Manhattan destroyed in Brazilian Amazon in January
# Brazil
# Brazil

Area more than six times the size of Manhattan destroyed in Brazilian Amazon in January

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:08 PM 17,624 Views 24 Comments

Deforestation levels in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new record for January.

Rotterdam to dismantle historic bridge to allow Jeff Bezos superyacht to pass
# Jeff Bezos
# Jeff Bezos

Rotterdam to dismantle historic bridge to allow Jeff Bezos superyacht to pass

Feb 2nd 2022, 9:39 PM 97,484 Views 73 Comments

The decision has angered some in the Netherlands.

# amazon - Monday 31 January, 2022

Oil spill pollutes nature reserve in Ecuador's Amazon
# Ecuador
# Ecuador

Oil spill pollutes nature reserve in Ecuador's Amazon

Jan 31st 2022, 9:29 PM 12,489 Views 7 Comments

Neither the government nor OCP Ecuador have quantified the extent of the spill.

# amazon - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

US inspectors launch probe into Amazon warehouse collapse that left six dead during tornado
# Warehouse Collapse
# Warehouse Collapse

US inspectors launch probe into Amazon warehouse collapse that left six dead during tornado

Dec 14th 2021, 9:16 AM 17,362 Views 13 Comments

The regulators will look into whether or not workplace safety rules were followed by Amazon at the site.

# amazon - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers
# Frozen Out
# Frozen Out

Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers

Dec 8th 2021, 7:42 AM 27,934 Views 6 Comments

The e-commerce giant said it has “identified the root cause and are actively working towards recovery.”

# amazon - Friday 19 November, 2021

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon up 22% in a year, highest level in 15 years
# Brazil
# Brazil

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon up 22% in a year, highest level in 15 years

Nov 19th 2021, 8:09 AM 12,874 Views 24 Comments

13,235 square kilometres of forest was lost from August 2020 to July 2021.

# amazon - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Amazon to stop accepting UK Visa credit cards due to post-Brexit 'high fees'
# Card Declined
# Card Declined

Amazon to stop accepting UK Visa credit cards due to post-Brexit 'high fees'

Nov 17th 2021, 10:02 AM 66,699 Views 59 Comments

The online retail giant said it has made the decision due to ‘the high fees Visa charges for processing credit card transactions’.

# amazon - Friday 12 November, 2021

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest hit new record in October
# Amazon
# Amazon

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest hit new record in October

Nov 12th 2021, 9:40 PM 16,065 Views 27 Comments

An area more than half the size of the city of Rio de Janeiro of Amazon’s lush rainforest was cleared.

# amazon - Monday 1 November, 2021

Musk and Bezos make separate grand gestures over global hunger
# Not Rocket Science
# Not Rocket Science

Musk and Bezos make separate grand gestures over global hunger

Nov 1st 2021, 9:10 PM 44,529 Views 34 Comments

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has also offered millions to tackle desertification

# amazon - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting

Sep 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 34,512 Views 30 Comments

“Our employees have the choice of whether or not to join a union,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

# amazon - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Amazon to create 500 jobs at new Irish warehouse
# Baldonnell
# Baldonnell

Amazon to create 500 jobs at new Irish warehouse

Sep 9th 2021, 8:59 AM 58,450 Views 98 Comments

The facility is due to open next spring and will be the first of its kind in Ireland.

# amazon - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight
# Working Conditions
# Working Conditions

Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight

Jul 21st 2021, 9:46 AM 29,592 Views 64 Comments

The company is facing increasing pressure to improve working conditions.

# amazon - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy

Jul 20th 2021, 2:13 PM 19,353 Views 42 Comments

Everyone should have the right to a living wage, job security and decent work conditions, writes Victor Duggan.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space

Jul 20th 2021, 1:41 PM 21,209 Views 60 Comments

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson made the voyage on 11 July, narrowly beating Bezos.

# amazon - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Major US union project aims to organise Amazon workers
# Teamsters
# Teamsters

Major US union project aims to organise Amazon workers

Jun 24th 2021, 10:30 PM 12,700 Views 25 Comments

Amazon workers face dehumanizing, unsafe and low-pay jobs, with high turnover and no voice at work.”

# amazon - Monday 21 June, 2021

Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'
# Scotland
# Scotland

Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'

Jun 21st 2021, 2:57 PM 193,608 Views 28 Comments

A probe found that items earmarked for destruction at a Scottish warehouse.

# amazon - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO from 5 July
# New Ceo
# New Ceo

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO from 5 July

May 26th 2021, 10:30 PM 29,637 Views 28 Comments

Jeff Bezos will hand the role over to Andy Jassy, who currently heads up Amazon Web Services.

# amazon - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Premier League set to renew existing TV deal with Sky, BT and Amazon until 2025
# On The Telly
From The42
# On The Telly

Premier League set to renew existing TV deal with Sky, BT and Amazon until 2025

May 12th 2021, 4:50 PM 3,124 Views 1 Comment

Financial Times reports that a three-year rollover of the current €5.8 billion deal is imminent.

# amazon - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series
# Closer Look
From The42
# Closer Look

Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series

Apr 14th 2021, 8:16 PM 8,290 Views 12 Comments

The Pogmentary will follow the life of the France international, giving a unique insight into his life on and off the pitch and will air in 2022.

# 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 45,202 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 17,711 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 11,033 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 15,176 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 58,982 Views 115 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 13,977 Views 48 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 18,016 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 12,879 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 31,621 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 32,834 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 16,869 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 22,198 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 18,692 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 15,830 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 61,605 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 16,512 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 19,402 Views 12 Comments

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

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