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

Sep 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 33,799 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Sep 9th 2021, 8:59 AM 53,839 Views 98 Comments

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

Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight
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Bezos attracts criticism for thanking Amazon workers after space flight

Jul 21st 2021, 9:46 AM 29,506 Views 65 Comments

The company is facing increasing pressure to improve working conditions.

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

Jul 20th 2021, 2:13 PM 19,284 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
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos just launched himself to the edge of space

Jul 20th 2021, 1:41 PM 21,192 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Jun 24th 2021, 10:30 PM 12,694 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Jun 21st 2021, 2:57 PM 193,343 Views 28 Comments

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

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO from 5 July
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Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO from 5 July

May 26th 2021, 10:30 PM 29,589 Views 28 Comments

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

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

May 12th 2021, 4:50 PM 3,068 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series

Apr 14th 2021, 8:16 PM 8,229 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.

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 45,154 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 17,668 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 10,990 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 15,162 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 57,612 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 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 13,957 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 17,983 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 12,858 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 31,605 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 32,810 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 16,852 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 22,187 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 18,676 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 15,821 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 61,533 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 16,505 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 19,177 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 21,428 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 28,773 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 29,250 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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Can you have a Green Christmas when shopping for presents online? Here's what the experts advise

Dec 1st 2019, 11:00 AM 12,385 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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Brazil’s president claims Leonardo DiCaprio paid for Amazon fires

Nov 30th 2019, 8:16 AM 43,047 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 9,457 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 22,764 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 22,475 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 74,655 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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60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires

Aug 30th 2019, 9:34 AM 6,642 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 7,357 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 13,121 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 8,688 Views 32 Comments

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

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