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  • Florida woman returned 42,000 Amazon items in $100k scheme, deputies say

    10/28/2020 6:58:58 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    WFLA 8 ^ | 10/27/2020 | Staff
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Deputies arrested a Florida woman accused of a fraudulent return scheme involving dozens of Amazon accounts and thousands of returned items, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. From March 2015 until August 2020, investigators said Hoai Tibma, 32, operated a scheme in which she reused prepaid shipping labels generated for canceled orders, and then applied them on other returns. The tactic, the sheriff’s office says, would make it appear that she had paid for her own shipping costs on the returns when she actually did not. Tibma completed 42,000 individual returns on the 31 different...
  • Democrat Allegedly Has Undisclosed Relationship with Amazon Lobbyist While Taking Pro-Amazon Votes

    10/22/2020 6:20:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 22 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH) stands accused of having an undisclosed personal relationship with a lobbyist for Amazon while voting in favor of at least ten pieces of legislation that the company supported. During a debate on Wednesday evening, Republican challenger Matt Mowers accused Pappas of having a relationship with Vann Bentley, who worked as a lobbyist for Amazon in Washington, D.C., from May 2015 to November 2019. “Congressman, you want to talk about relationships with corporate special interests? With all due respect, you’ve been dating a corporate lobbyist who actually was lobbying on behalf of Amazon at the time,” Mowers...
  • Amazon reverses course on censoring un-woke film What Killed Michael Brown

    10/22/2020 1:48:53 PM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 10/22/2020 | Jack Cashill
    "Unfortunately, we have found that your title doesn't meet Prime Video's content quality expectations and is not eligible for publishing on the service at the time," an Amazon spokesperson informed Hoover Institution senior fellow Shelby Steele last week. "We will not be accepting resubmission of this title and this decision may not be appealed," the email continued. "We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause." Fortunately for the viewers and for Amazon, its brass had a change of heart. "They acknowledged what happened and said they would work to improve and prevent incidences like this one from happening again," said...
  • Amazon reverses course on censoring un-woke Shelby Steele written and narrated film: 'What Killed Michael Brown'

    10/22/2020 6:04:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/22/2020 | Jack Cashill
    "Unfortunately, we have found that your title doesn't meet Prime Video's content quality expectations and is not eligible for publishing on the service at the time," an Amazon spokesperson informed Hoover Institution senior fellow Shelby Steele last week. "We will not be accepting resubmission of this title and this decision may not be appealed," the email continued. "We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause." Fortunately for the viewers and for Amazon, its brass had a change of heart. "They acknowledged what happened and said they would work to improve and prevent incidences like this one from happening again," said...
  • In South India, Amazon Builds Its Largest Office Yet

    10/15/2020 2:29:27 AM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 25 August 2020 | Geneva Abdul
    The austere building is hardly distinguishable in the landscape of glass and concrete buildings making up Asia’s Silicon Valley, as Hyderabad, India, is known. It is one of Amazon’s latest developments, the online retailer’s largest office building in the world. With plans to cement its place as the center of gravity around which online retail revolves, Amazon has turned to India, the world’s fastest-growing market for internet users. And it has picked Hyderabad, a city of nearly 10 million in India’s south, as its base of operations. ...Hyderabad has emerged in a few short years as a technology and...
  • Will Amazon Suppress the True Michael Brown Story? Shelby Steele’s new film takes a critical look at the prevailing narrative.

    10/13/2020 7:24:24 PM PDT · by karpov · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2020 | Jason L. Riley
    August was the sixth anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, the black teenager who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The incident, and the nationwide coverage it attracted, marked the beginning of a period of mass protests against police, which culminated (let’s hope) after the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis this May. The fashionable explanation for what happened to Brown, Floyd and others—such as Freddie Gray in 2015 and Philando Castile in 2016—is so-called systemic racism. The activist left and the mainstream media insist that law enforcement targeted these men because they...
  • Prime Day Competition Strikes a Blow to Congressional Antitrust Action

    10/13/2020 4:59:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 13, 2020 | Patrick Hedger
    Right now, Americans are deciding between red and blue…or orange and black. No, I’m not talking about the election, but rather online holiday shopping and the current sales events being held this week by Target, Walmart, Amazon, and undoubtedly many other retailers. In any given year, there isn’t anything particularly noteworthy to the average American consumer about retailers looking to juice sales headed into the holiday season. However, in the latest great example of Washington being totally out of touch, many politicians are acting like these sales events don’t exist, pushing policy changes that threaten to upend the retail sector...
  • The Left Can’t Stand Tolkien’s Christian-Influenced ‘Lord Of The Rings,’ So Amazon Is Giving It A ‘Game Of Thrones’ Makeover

    10/09/2020 7:53:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/09/2020 | Evita Duffy
    Amazon Prime’s “Lord of the Rings” series set to release in 2021 has been eagerly anticipated by devoted LOTR fans around the world. The $1 billion series will be set in the Second Age of Middle Earth, which spans 3441 years, before the events of the LOTR movies. Unfortunately, it looks like the creators of the series, which they claim is based on J.R.R Tolkien’s original work, may be trying to imitate “Game of Thrones”-type nudity and “rapey” storylines. This, no doubt, will delight the left, who have long detested Tolkien’s writing and distinctive Christian influence on popular culture.According...
  • Jeff Bezos and Amazon Join the Religion of Green

    10/08/2020 6:28:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American ^ | October 8, 2020 | Norman Rogers
    Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world’s richest man, likes to depict himself as rising from difficult circumstances. His mother was still in high school when she became pregnant and his biological father left early on. Bezos as well as his former wife, Mackenzie, are members in good standing of what Charles Murray called the new upper class, in his book: Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010. The Bezos couple exhibited high intelligence, were successful at the best colleges, and rose rapidly in their careers. Members of the new upper class marry each other, live in...
  • Sex & Sensibility: Amazon’s Nude Take On Tolkien

    10/07/2020 12:25:52 PM PDT · by LadyDoc · 43 replies
    The One Ring Net ^ | Oct 6, 2020 | Cliff Quickbeam Broadway
    Amazon Studios’ LOTR Series Heads Into Uncharted Carnal Waters with Casting Call for Nudity and an “Intimacy Coordinator” This might be a singularly surprising or even upsetting concept to present to Tolkien fans. If I were to address this reality to Star Wars, or Harry Potter, or even Miyazaki fandom it would raise eyebrows or outright alarm. But gather ’round the campfire and hear my tremulous words:“Prepare for a newly-sexualized version of your favorite fantasy world.”... Fact check: We can confirm Amazon Studios has hired Jennifer Ward-Lealand, a well-known New Zealand Intimacy Coordinator, for the Lord of the Rings production......
  • Transgender man files pregnancy discrimination suit against Amazon

    10/06/2020 4:08:54 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | 10/6/2020 | Dan Avery
    A transgender man in New Jersey is suing Amazon, claiming he was harassed and denied a promotion with the online giant after telling his boss he was pregnant. Shaun Simmons claims he told supervisor Mike Menno about his pregnancy in June 2019. Menno then told another supervisor, Tyler Houpt, and word spread through the Princeton fulfillment center, according to a federal lawsuit, which was filed Monday. Simmons said he was soon harassed by other employees at the warehouse, including in the men’s bathroom, where one worker asked, “Aren’t you pregnant?” Menno and Houpt also allegedly began criticizing Simmons’ work performance...
  • Lord of the Rings Rumor Indicates Amazon Series Could Include Sex Scenes

    10/06/2020 2:01:45 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 97 replies
    CB ^ | October 6, 2020 | Jamie Lovett
    Amazon may be adding some unexpected nudity to Middle-earth in its upcoming Lord of the Rings television series. The massive project resumed filming in New Zealand in September after a pandemic-induced halt. Now a casting call has gone out for various actors, including those "comfortable with nudity." The casting call from the BGT talent agency caught the eye of Lord of the Rings fansite It reads, "Comfortable with Nudity? Up to $500 per day. Use reference NUDE. We need Nude people based in Auckland - age 18 plus, all shapes and sizes (Intimacy guidelines will always be followed on...
  • Protesters march outside Jeff Bezos' $165million Beverly Hills mansion to demand the Amazon billionaire pay more taxes and take responsibility for the 20,000 workers who have tested positive for COVID

    10/05/2020 3:19:26 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 05 2020 | LAUREN EDMONDS
    Protesters marched to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' palatial Beverly Hills mansion to demand the company address environmental and labor issues that came to a head during the pandemic. Saturday saw a coalition of labor and environmental activists gathered at Will Rogers Memorial Park on Sunset Boulevard to decry Bezos and his multi-billion dollar e-commerce empire during 'The Wrong Amazon is Burning' event. The Congress and Essential Workers, a group of current and former Amazon warehouse employees, organized the rally and it was spearheaded by Chris Smalls of Staten Island, New York.
  • Amazon’s palm reading starts at the grocery store, but it could be so much bigger

    10/04/2020 7:40:29 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 80 replies ^ | Oct 1, 2020 | By James Vincent
    Earlier this week, Amazon unveiled Amazon One: new technology for its Amazon Go stores that lets shoppers pay for their groceries by scanning the palm of their hand. By analyzing the shape of your hand and the unique configuration of veins under your skin, Amazon says its technology can verify your identity the same way facial recognition does. Although Amazon One will initially be used for payments only, it’s clear the tech giant has much bigger ambitions for this hardware. In the future, it says, Amazon One could not only be used for shopping but as a replacement for tickets...
  • PRIME POLICE Amazon BLOCKS sales of Proud Boys shirts with ‘stand by’ or ‘stand back’ on them

    10/01/2020 7:08:55 PM PDT · by GraceG · 33 replies
    The Sun ^ | Kassidy Vavra
    AMAZON has reportedly BLOCKED sales of Proud Boys shirts with the words "stand by" or "stand back" on them. Shirts with the the far-right extremist group's logo, along with the phrases "stand back" and "stand by" have been pulled from the site, the company confirmed to The Sun.
  • Borat sequel that could reportedly 'derail a political career' to debut before Election Day

    09/30/2020 6:28:10 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | September 29, 2020 | Brendan Morrow
    A surprise sequel to the hit 2006 comedy Borat from Sacha Baron Cohen is set to debut on Amazon Prime Video prior to Election Day, Deadline reports. Collider previously reported that a Borat sequel had already been filmed, although it wasn't clear at the time when it might be released. The plot of the sequel, Collider reported, involves Baron Cohen's character of Borat going undercover to conduct interviews after the original film made him famous, and The Film Stage also reported that "Trump and Epstein's relationship, as well as the coronavirus, all figure into the main narrative with cameos from...
  • Amazon sees broad audience for its palm recognition tech

    09/30/2020 3:15:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 29 Sep 20 | AP staff
    This undated photo provided by Amazon shows the Amazon One device at an Amazon Go store in Seattle. Amazon has introduced the new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices. Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry and to buy goods. Amazon has introduced new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees a broader potential audience in stadiums, offices and other gated or secured locations. Customers at the stores near Amazon’s campus in Washington can flash...
  • Big Tech’s praise for Biden will strike most people as a reason to prefer Trump

    09/26/2020 9:06:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2020 | 8:32pm | Post Editorial Board
    The two dozen tech geniuses who endorsed Joe Biden in a recent New York Times letter showed an obliviousness all too typical of the industry. Biden and running mate Kamala Harris “listen to experts before setting public policy,” they claim — which evidently means they’ll favor the tech industry’s preferences when it comes to immigration policy. The 24 winners of the Turing Award, aka the Nobel Prize of programming, don’t run the Big Tech companies. But they clearly join in the industry’s upset over H-1B visas, which normally allow for the recruitment of immigrants with specialized skills — until President...
  • Ring’s latest security camera is a drone that flies around inside your house

    09/25/2020 12:31:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    The Verge ^ | Sep 24, 2020, | Dan Seifert
    The new Always Home Cam is an autonomous drone that can fly around inside your home to give you a perspective of any room you want when you’re not home. Once it’s done flying, the Always Home Cam returns to its dock to charge its battery. It is expected to cost $249.99 when it starts shipping next year. Jamie Siminoff, Ring’s founder and “chief inventor,” says the idea behind the Always Home Cam is to provide multiple viewpoints throughout the home without requiring the use of multiple cameras. In an interview ahead of the announcement, he said the company has...
  • Six people indicted in Amazon Marketplace bribery scheme to help third-party sellers

    09/20/2020 10:02:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    The Verge ^ | Sep 19, 2020, 9:35am EDT | Kim Lyons
    Six people have been indicted by a grand jury in Washington state on charges they bribed Amazon employees to manipulate third-party seller listings on the e-commerce site, including listings for defective or dangerous products, authorities said. Starting in 2017, the people, including two former Amazon employees, paid more than $100,000 to have listings of products and accounts that Amazon had blocked or suspended from its Marketplace, which allows third-party sellers to promote and sell their products, the Department of Justice said. The former employees also provided internal Amazon information that allowed attacks on other third-party sellers and their accounts, including...