The Amazon lobbyists who kill U.S. consumer privacy protections

The data Amazon amasses includes Alexa voice recordings; videos from home-camera systems; personal health data from fitness trackers; and data on consumers´ web-searching and buying habits from its e-commerce business.

The decision Thursday steps up the pace by the alliance, known as OPEC+, in restoring cuts made during the worst of the pandemic recession. The group had been adding a steady 432,000 barrels per day each month to gradually restore production cuts from 2020. LONDON (AP) – The OPEC oil cartel and allied producing countries including Russia will raise production by 648,000 barrels per day in July and August, offering modest relief for a global economy suffering from soaring energy prices and the resulting inflation.

The report detailed how the Kindle business was one it had sought to expand in China, and cited an internal 2018 Amazon briefing document that said by the end of 2017, China had become Kindle’s largest global market, “accounting for 40%+ of our world device sales volume”.

The annual Social Security and Medicare trustees report released Thursday states that Social Security´s trust fund will be unable to pay full benefits in 2035, instead of last year´s estimation of 2034. The projected depletion date for Medicare´s trust fund for inpatient hospital care moved back two years to 2028 from last year´s forecast of 2026.

website Seven Reuters reporters also obtained their Amazon files. The data reveals the company´s ability to amass strikingly intimate portraits of individual consumers. Amazon customers can obtain their data by filling out a form on

Be fully prepared, Alexa advised the kids, to refute common parent arguments such as “too violent,” “too expensive” and “you´re not doing well enough in school.” The information came from a third-party program used by Alexa called “wikiHow” that provides how-to advice from more than 180,000 articles, according to Amazon´s website.

Teenage employment has already topped pre-pandemic levels even though the overall job market still hasn´t. And Ebook the pay available to them – $15 or $16 an hour for entry-level work – is drawing some back into the job market.

It says customers in China will not be able to buy new e-books after that day and won´t be able to download books they´ve already purchased after a year later. The e-commerce giant´s pullback comes as foreign technology firms have been pulling out or downsizing their operations in mainland China as a strict data privacy law specifying how companies collect and store data takes effect. The company said in a WeChat post that the bookstore will stop operating on June 30, 2023.

Asked why, Amazon said it expanded the scope of the U.S. Amazon stopped disclosing how often it complies with such requests last year. report to make it global, and “streamlined” the information from each country on law enforcement inquiries.

One impressed user raved: ‘I was after a quiet fan for the bedroom and wasn’t disappointed.

I can easily sleep while on low, not too loud. The oscillation is a very wide angle, so great for keeping the whole room cool.’

Nov 19 (Reuters) – As a Virginia lawmaker, Ibraheem Samirah has studied internet privacy issues and debated how to regulate tech firms´ collection of personal data.

Still, he was stunned to learn the full details of the information Inc has collected on him.

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In a statement, Amazon said it has scientists and engineers working to improve the technology and avoid false triggers that prompt recording. The company said it alerts customers that recordings are stored when they set up Alexa accounts.

The summer when air travel was supposed to return to normal after a two-year pandemic vacuum is in danger of becoming the summer when the high-volume, low-cost air travel model broke down – at least in Europe’s sprawling integrated market.

The company says it will invest $3.7 billion in the three states, and it will convert about 3,000 temporary workers to full-time status with benefits. And Ebook in Michigan, the company will add 2,000 jobs at three assembly plants as well as another 1,200 at other facilities. A factory near Cleveland will be expanded so it can build an unidentified new electric commercial vehicle, with 1,800 new jobs.

A plant in Claycomo, Missouri, near Kansas City, that makes big electric and combustion-engine vans will get a third shift of 1,100 workers.

The four-week average for claims, which evens out some of the weekly volatility, dipped by 500 from the previous week to 206,500. Applications for unemployment benefits fell by 11,000 to 200,000 for the week ending May 28, the Labor Department reported Thursday. First-time applications generally track the number of layoffs.