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NFL Players Endorse Amazon Unionization

NFL players have endorsed Amazon warehouse workers’ union drive at a facility in Bessemer, Alabama. The players released a video where they talked about how unionizing can improve wages, benefits, and working conditions at Amazon.

Jeff Bezos released email exchanges which he claims were attempts at extortion and blackmail by the National Enquirer tabloid

Amazon Fights Against Mail-In Voting in Union Decision to Preserve ‘Vote Fidelity’

E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly seeking to postpone a unionization vote at a warehouse in Alabama and is fighting back against federal labor authorities’  decision to allow mail-in voting. Amazon claims it has created a “safe, confidential and convenient proposal for associates to vote on-site, which is in the best interest of all parties—associate convenience, vote fidelity and timeliness of vote count.”

Jeff Bezos released email exchanges which he claims were attempts at extortion and blackmail by the National Enquirer tabloid

Amazon Boots Parler for Users’ ‘Violent’ Language, but Hosts Merchant Selling ‘Kill All Republicans’ Shirt

Amazon has terminated its hosting contract with Parler, claiming that language users posted to the social media platform might “incite violence.” The tech giant, however, hosts merchants on its own website selling products that many would say could incite violence, such as a t-shirt reading, “Kill All Republicans,” and a mug that reads, “Where is Lee Harvey Oswald now that we really need him?”

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, laughs as he speaks at a Washington, DC, event in September 2018. (Cliff Owen/AP Photo)

Amazon Buys Passenger Jets from Delta, WestJet to Carry Cargo

Amazon announced this week that it is purchasing Boeing airliners from Delta and WestJet and converting them from passenger planes to cargo jets to assist with a surge in online shopping. Amazon’s purchase of 11 Boeing 767-300 passenger jets is a sign of both its increasing dominance in the American economy as well as the airline’s struggles in the era of lockdowns.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Amazon Swallows Up Podcast Network Wondery

Amazon announced this week that it has purchased the Wondery podcast network for $300 million. The network produces popular podcasts such as Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Business Wars. Amazon’s buyout of Wondery proves that the Masters of the Universe continue to consolidate their power despite government investigations into their anti-competitive business practices.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Amazon Will Monitor Warehouse Workers with AI Technology

Amazon announced recently that it will deploy machine-learning AI technology to monitor warehouse workers. The technology is designed to ensure that workers are following social distancing guidelines during their shifts. Similar technology will also be deployed to monitor the health of warehouse machinery.

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Amazon Joins Your Alexa Devices Together with Your Neighbors in a ‘Shared Network’ HIvemind

E-commerce giant Amazon is facing a privacy backlash over its new “Sidewalk” feature which joins together Alexa-powered smart devices within your home with those belonging to neighbors. The company claims the “shared network” will help “devices work better.” One cybersecurity expert called Amazon’s new service “deeply problematic from a privacy perspective,” noting that “No one rides on my WiFi for free, especially a giant corporation with billions of dollars.”

Jeff Bezos arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)