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# amazon - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Amazon plans to ban police use of its facial recognition software for a year

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

# amazon - Saturday 23 May, 2020

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

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

# amazon - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

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

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

# amazon - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

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

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

# amazon - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Can you have a Green Christmas when shopping for presents online? Here's what the experts advise

Want to avoid giant retailers and go green this Christmas? It’ll take a little bit of extra research – but it is possible.

# amazon - Saturday 30 November, 2019

Brazil’s president claims Leonardo DiCaprio paid for Amazon fires

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

# amazon - Monday 18 November, 2019

Amazon deforestation at highest level since 2008

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

# amazon - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Indigenous Amazon land defender killed by illegal loggers in ambush

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

# amazon - Friday 25 October, 2019

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

The pontiff asked for forgiveness and said the indigenous statues had been found.

# amazon - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Seven South American countries sign pact to protect the Amazon

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

# amazon - Friday 30 August, 2019

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

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

# amazon - Thursday 29 August, 2019

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

On Monday, the countries of the G7 pledged €18 million to tackle the Amazon fires.

# amazon - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

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

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

# amazon - Monday 26 August, 2019

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

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

# amazon - Sunday 25 August, 2019

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

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

# amazon - Thursday 22 August, 2019

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

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

# amazon - Monday 29 July, 2019

Brazilian miners reportedly murder Amazonian tribal leader during land invasion

Police have been deployed to the area following the killing last week.

# amazon - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

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

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

# amazon - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Rare footage shows uncontacted Amazon tribe who activists say are threatened by loggers Awa Tribe This post contains videos

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

Since taking office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of harming the Amazon rainforest.

# amazon - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation would be completed as a matter of priority.

# amazon - Friday 10 May, 2019

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

Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house on the moon.

# amazon - Friday 5 April, 2019

Amazon's Bezos agrees record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement

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

# amazon - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone

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

# amazon - Saturday 9 February, 2019

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

A heated dispute is ongoing in the US involving some very high profile figures.

# amazon - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Woody Allen sues Amazon for $68m over film deal breach of contract

He is accusing Amazon of cancelling a film deal because of a “baseless” decades-old allegation that he sexually abused his daughter.

# amazon - Sunday 6 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge Help, I can't stop watching videos of people buying mystery boxes filled with shite Mystery Box

# amazon - Thursday 3 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge Here's why Daisy Jones & The Six should be on you must-read list for 2019 New Year New Read

# amazon - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Excess heat from Amazon's giant data centre will be used to warm homes in Tallaght

The local authority has a €15 million plan for Ireland’s first data centre-based ‘district heating system’.

# amazon - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Amazon says customers' email addresses were exposed

Customers in Europe and the US were affected.

# amazon - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Judge asks Amazon to share Echo recordings in US murder case

Timothy Verrill is accused of murdering two women and prosecutors believe there are Echo recordings of the attack.

# amazon - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Irish Life is worried Amazon's huge data centre in Tallaght could affect its future housing projects

The pensions fund has a site adjacent to the facility being planned by the tech giant.

# amazon - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Amazon has become a trillion dollar company

The company, which was created in a garage in Washington, has come a long way.

# amazon - Monday 23 July, 2018

From The42 'If you hate me, hate me!' Check out the trailer for the new Amazon documentary on Man City's historic 2017-18 campaign Worth A Watch This post contains videos

# amazon - Saturday 14 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge 13 deadly pool inflatables you never knew you needed Pool Party

13 deadly pool inflatables you never knew you needed

It’s time to stock up for summer.

# amazon - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that there were hundreds of villages in the rainforest away from major rivers.

# amazon - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Amazon said it's trying to stop its Alexa software from spontaneously laughing

Many people online joked that the device was becoming sentient.

# amazon - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Amazon's Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world as Trump's value drops by $400 million

Forbes published its billionaires list today.

# amazon - Sunday 25 February, 2018

An Irish answer to Amazon's same-day delivery has bagged €650k from investors

Dublin startup WeBringg has raised funding from several private investors – but it needs more.

# amazon - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Body of second Irishman recovered after Ecuador river tragedy

David Higgins’ body was found by search teams yesterday.

Amazon's €1bn 'Project G' for Dublin gets the go-ahead

One of the men who tried to block Apple’s plans for Galway had lodged an objection.

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