Amazon supplier in China ‘will tackle illegal work practices’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon The Observer Foxconn commits to provide workers with basic rights after report by the Observer Workers at a Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, southern China. Photograph: Alamy Amazon and its Chinese supplier Foxconn have moved swiftly to tackle illegal working conditions exposed in an Läs mer…

Amazon launches its assault on sport coverage with tennis at Queen’s

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tennis • Fever-Tree Championships screened on Amazon Prime Video • US Open, ATP Tour and Premier League will also be shown The Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club have been rebranded the Fever-Tree Championships and boast the strongest ever field for Amazon’s big day on Läs mer…

Seattle leaders repeal Amazon 'head tax' passed one month ago

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon The tax, which would have assessed $275 per employee on Amazon, was not considered a ‘winnable battle’ by officials People in favor of the ‘head tax’ repeal rally before a Seattle city council meeting on 12 June. Photograph: Ted S. Warren/AP A month Läs mer…

Underpaid and exhausted: the human cost of your Kindle

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Underpaid and exhausted: the human cost of your Kindle In the Chinese city of Hengyang, we find a fatigued, disposable workforce assembling gadgets for Amazon, owned by the world’s richest man. by Gethin Chamberlain in Hengyang, China Five o’clock in the morning and the Läs mer…

Workers not paid legally by Amazon contractor in China

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon The Observer US tech giant admits audit of Foxconn factory in Hengyang found irregularities The Foxconn factory in Hengyang, China manufactures Echo smart speakers for Amazon. Photograph: China Labor Watch Amazon has admitted that thousands of agency workers who make its Echo smart Läs mer…

Apple inches closer to $1tn mark as Wall Street tech panic dissipates

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple Tech’s stock market dominance is no longer a Wall Street fear as Apple is close to becoming first company valued at $1tn Apple was valued at over $940bn on Friday, ‘just’ 60bn short of $1tn. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters Apple is just a couple Läs mer…

Amazon, committed to post-Brexit Britain, plans 2,700 new jobs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon UK is important as consumer market and talent source, says UK and Ireland chief Doug Gurr, Amazon UK country manager, says Britain is a fantastic place to do business. Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian Amazon is to create more than 2,500 jobs Läs mer…

Dangerous fake electric goods sold on Amazon and eBay, research says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; E-commerce One in three UK consumers have mistakenly purchased a counterfeit electrical item online, according to new findings It is understood that eBay has been working closely with ESF over the past couple of weeks and immediately removed any ‘hazardous listings’ that were flagged Läs mer…

Amazon delivery firms face legal action over workers' rights

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon GMB union is demanding gig economy drivers get sick pay and national minimum wage The GMB says delivery drivers are treated like employees and should get the same benefits. Photograph: Tony Margiocchi/Barcroft Images Drivers delivering goods for Amazon are to fight for better Läs mer…

No special GST deal, Scott Morrison tells Amazon

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon As retailer blocks Australia from global sites, treasurer says it’s hard to believe it can’t manage new rules Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Amazon said it would not ship overseas goods to Australian customers after Läs mer…

Amazon's Alexa recorded private conversation and sent it to random contact

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Alexa The company, which has insisted its Echo devices aren’t always recording, has confirmed the audio was sent An Amazon ‘Alexa’ Echo Dot device Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo No matter how suspicious it has seemed that Amazon is encouraging us to put listening Läs mer…

Amazon Is Under Fire for Selling Controversial Facial Recognition Tech to Police

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (SEATTLE) — The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to “easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of Läs mer…