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# Amazon

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# Teamsters
Major US union project aims to organise Amazon workers
Amazon workers face dehumanizing, unsafe and low-pay jobs, with high turnover and no voice at work.”
# Scotland
Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'
A probe found that items earmarked for destruction at a Scottish warehouse.
# new ceo
Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO from 5 July
Jeff Bezos will hand the role over to Andy Jassy, who currently heads up Amazon Web Services.
# On the telly
Premier League set to renew existing TV deal with Sky, BT and Amazon until 2025
Financial Times reports that a three-year rollover of the current €5.8 billion deal is imminent.
# Closer Look
Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series
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.
# stepping down
Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon later this year
Bezos will be succeeded in the role by Andy Jassy.
# Explainer
Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?
At the height of its powers, Parler had 10 million users.
# big tech
'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.
# cookies
France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies
The data watchdog said users were “either insufficiently informed or never informed” of cookies being placed on their computers.
# Ringing up
Irish Amazon customers to incur costs for refunds after Brexit
Amazon will pay the cost of returns for faulty items, but the cost of returning any other products will be incurred by the buyer.
# Brazil
Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year
11,088 square kilometres of forest was destroyed in Brazil last year.
# Amazon
Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'
The Commission has also opened a second investigation into the online retail giant.
# Tech giants
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have too much power and abuse their positions, US Congress report says
Democrats in the US are hoping to rein in the power of the tech giants.
# Testing
Nearly 20,000 US Amazon workers have tested positive for coronavirus
The admission comes after months of pressure from workers and labour groups calling for the company to divulge the number of those infected.
# Amazon
Leading expert on indigenous peoples in Brazil shot dead with arrow fired by remote tribe
Rieli Franciscato was accompanied by a police patrol at the time.
# rose tinted glasses
'Other people have been s**t in training but play every game. It’s not fair'
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
# Brazil
Brazilian indigenous protesters block highway through Amazon demanding help against Covid-19
Brazil has the second-highest number of infections and deaths in the pandemic, after the US.
# Brazil
Bolsonaro says it's a 'lie' that fires are ravaging the Amazon
Data from his own government shows the number of blazes in the rainforest is rising.
# UK
Amazon gets green light from watchdog to buy stake in Deliveroo
The CMA said that the deal was unlikely to ‘substantially lessen’ competition.
# they're hiring
Amazon to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland
The new roles will be created over the next two years.
# Tech
Amazon says email telling employees to delete TikTok from their phones 'sent in error'
Amazon cited “security risks” from the China-owned service in the email.
# Facial Recognition
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.
# page turner
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
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
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.
# green Christmas
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.
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.
# Brazil
Amazon deforestation at highest level since 2008
It follows a series of major fires in the region earlier this year.
# Brazil
Indigenous Amazon land defender killed by illegal loggers in ambush
A logger also died in the attack on Friday night in Maranhao, Brazil.
# indigenous
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 fires
Seven South American countries sign pact to protect the Amazon
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro did not travel to Leticia, citing doctors’ orders.
# burning ban
60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires
However, activists have doused hopes that the ban would work.
# Amazon
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.
# Climate Change
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.
# Fires
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.
# blazes
Over 1,500 new fires ignited in Amazon rainforest, official data shows
43,000 troops are have been made available to combat the fires.
# Study
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.
# Amapa
Brazilian miners reportedly murder Amazonian tribal leader during land invasion
Police have been deployed to the area following the killing last week.
# big tech
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.
# Awa tribe
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.