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Amazon’s Homeless Shelter Faces Seattle Crisis, Criticism

SEATTLE — A homeless shelter built on Amazon’s perfectly manicured urban Seattle campus is a major civic contribution that pushes the company to face the crisis and criticism in the hometown it has rapidly transformed. When Amazon's offices reopen post-pand...

How Much is Our Personal Data Worth?

Regulations proposed on June 1, 2020, to implement the recently enacted California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), provide that consumers will now have the right to know what personal information businesses collec...
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Some Instacart, Amazon Workers Strike as Jobs Get Riskier

NEW YORK — Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders. “They n...
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Pentagon Reconsiders Microsoft Contract After Amazon Protest

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is reconsidering its awarding of a major cloud computing contract to Microsoft after rival tech giant Amazon protested what it called a flawed bidding process. U.S. government lawyers said in a court filing this week that the Defen...

Amazon Is Big … Really, Really Big; Workforce Hits 500k

NEW YORK — Need more proof that Amazon is big? It came this week. Amazon's U.S. workforce has topped 500,000 for the first time, up 43% from the year before and more than triple what it was five years ago, the company said Friday. It gained 150,000 workers ...