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

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:26 PM 45,064 Views 52 Comments

Bezos will be succeeded in the role by Andy Jassy.

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?
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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 17,577 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Dec 31st 2020, 7:30 PM 10,879 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Dec 10th 2020, 8:35 AM 15,129 Views 25 Comments

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

Irish Amazon customers to incur costs for refunds after Brexit
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Irish Amazon customers to incur costs for refunds after Brexit

Dec 8th 2020, 8:56 PM 56,258 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 deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year
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Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year

Dec 1st 2020, 9:10 AM 13,871 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Nov 10th 2020, 11:58 AM 17,894 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Oct 7th 2020, 8:58 AM 12,791 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 11th 2020, 11:49 AM 32,801 Views 31 Comments

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

'Other people have been s**t in training but play every game. It’s not fair'
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# 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 16,838 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

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

Aug 17th 2020, 7:27 PM 22,169 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Aug 12th 2020, 10:45 AM 18,661 Views 15 Comments

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

Amazon gets green light from watchdog to buy stake in Deliveroo
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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 to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland
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Amazon to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland

Jul 27th 2020, 8:10 AM 61,316 Views 48 Comments

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

Amazon says email telling employees to delete TikTok from their phones 'sent in error'
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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 plans to ban police use of its facial recognition software for a year
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Amazon plans to ban police use of its facial recognition software for a year

Jun 11th 2020, 7:10 AM 19,094 Views 12 Comments

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

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

May 23rd 2020, 8:00 PM 21,359 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Apr 15th 2020, 9:39 PM 28,772 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 18th 2020, 7:07 AM 29,236 Views 50 Comments

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

Can you have a Green Christmas when shopping for presents online? Here's what the experts advise
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# 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 12,375 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.

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

Brazil’s president claims Leonardo DiCaprio paid for Amazon fires

Nov 30th 2019, 8:16 AM 43,037 Views 25 Comments

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

Amazon deforestation at highest level since 2008
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Amazon deforestation at highest level since 2008

Nov 18th 2019, 10:47 PM 9,444 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Nov 3rd 2019, 10:43 AM 22,761 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 7th 2019, 1:04 PM 74,580 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 30th 2019, 9:34 AM 6,640 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 PM 13,096 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Aug 26th 2019, 10:45 PM 8,681 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 25th 2019, 9:33 AM 34,332 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Aug 22nd 2019, 10:54 AM 24,594 Views 30 Comments

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

Brazilian miners reportedly murder Amazonian tribal leader during land invasion
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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.

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

Jul 24th 2019, 7:17 AM 19,279 Views 5 Comments

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

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

EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data
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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 founder Jeff Bezos reveals spaceship model and plans to put humans on the moon
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# One Small Step

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

May 10th 2019, 9:19 AM 21,421 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's Bezos agrees record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement
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Amazon's Bezos agrees record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement

Apr 5th 2019, 7:24 AM 35,077 Views 53 Comments

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

Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone
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Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone

Mar 31st 2019, 1:29 PM 16,012 Views 14 Comments

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

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