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Conservative social network Parler sues Amazon over web shutdown

New York - The social platform Parler sued Amazon on Monday after the tech giant's web division forced the conservative-favored network offline for failing to rein in incitements to violence.

Amazon girds for challenge in warehouse union drive

Washington - Amazon workers at an Alabama warehouse have been given a green light by a federal agency on a unionization vote which could deliver a first for organized labor with the e-commerce and technology giant in the United States.

California wants pandemic cases info from Amazon

San Francisco - California on Monday accused Amazon of failing to adequately comply with subpoenas demanding details about coronavirus cases and protocols at its facilities here.

Deforestation wiped out 8% of Amazon in 18 years: study

S - Deforestation in the Amazon destroyed an area bigger than Spain from 2000 to 2018, wiping out eight percent of the world's largest rainforest, according to a study released Tuesday.

Deforestation wiped out 8% of Amazon in 18 years: study

S - Deforestation in the Amazon destroyed an area bigger than Spain from 2000 to 2018, wiping out eight percent of the world's biggest rainforest, according to a study released Tuesday.

Amazon is set to become the world's biggest private employer

Amazon has hired more than 400,000 people globally since January, amounting to more than 1,000 new hires per day, and this does not include the 100,000 seasonal workers added before the start of the holidays, bringing hires to nearly 1,400 per day.

EU hits Amazon with anti-trust charges Special

The European Union has indicated it will be pursuing anti-trust charges against Amazon over the use of digital data. The e-commerce giant is accused of using its access to data to gain an unfair advantage over merchants using its platform.

Despite the pandemic, Amazon is betting on brick-and-mortar Special

Despite being a digital pioneer, Amazon still sees a market via a physical presence. The e-commerce giant has inidcated that it wishes to continue with its expansion into physical stores to supplement its online offerings.

Amazon Prime Day requires a tight focus on cybersecurity Special

Amazon Prime Day is here. While many will seek to spend online, it is also important that consumers need to remain cautious and continue to be focused on cybersecurity. This includes strengthening your password.

Those 5-star reviews on Amazon, Walmart, and eBay could be fake

For companies like Amazon, Walmart and others, reviews are the one big metric their customers have relied on to determine the quality and authenticity of a product. But many of those reviews can’t be trusted.

Brazilian Amazon fires surge in July

Rio De Janeiro - The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon last month rose 28 percent from July 2019, satellite data showed Saturday, fueling fears the world's biggest rainforest will again be devastated by fires this year.

Brazilian Amazon fires surge in July

Rio De Janeiro - The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon last month rose 28 percent from July 2019, satellite data showed Saturday, fueling fears the world's biggest rainforest will again be devastated by fires this year.

Amazon mistakenly tells workers to take TikTok app off phones

San Francisco - Amazon on Friday said it mistakenly sent workers an email telling them to dump the TikTok mobile application from their cell phones because of security concerns.

Amazon tells workers to take TikTok app off phones: report

San Francisco - Amazon workers were given a Friday deadline to dump the TikTok mobile application because of unspecified security concerns, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Amazon deforestation increases 25 percent in Brazil

S - Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon increased by a record 25 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2020, official data released Friday showed, increasing pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to abandon his plans to develop the region.

Virus poses cultural threat to Brazil's Amazon people

Boa Vista - In the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, the advance of COVID-19 presents indigenous people with a cruel cultural dilemma -- remain in their villages with little medical help, or seek safety in the city and risk being deprived of their ancestral funeral r...

Brazilian Amazon sees worst June in 13 years for forest fires

Rio De Janeiro - Amazon forest fires in Brazil increased by 19.5 percent in June compared to the same month last year, making it the worst June in 13 years, authorities revealed on Wednesday.

Brazilian Amazon sees worst June in 13 years for forest fires

Rio De Janeiro - Amazon forest fires in Brazil increased by 19.5 percent in June compared to the same month last year, making it the worst June in 13 years, authorities revealed on Wednesday.

'Studio City' earns eight 2020 Daytime Emmy nominations

Congratulations are in order to the writers, producers, director, and cast of the hit digital drama series "Studio City" on Amazon Prime.

A world redrawn: virus a 'genocide' threat for Amazon, warns Salgado

Paris - Legendary photographer Sebastiao Salgado has warned of a "genocide" of the Amazon's indigenous peoples if the Brazilian government does not do more to protect them from the coronavirus.

British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon land law

London - Leading British supermarket chains have warned Brazil they may be forced to boycott its goods if lawmakers in the South American country pass a bill that would "encourage further land grabbing" in the Amazon.

Review: 'Tainted Dreams' is great to watch if you're stuck at home Special

"Tainted Dreams" is a great digital drama series to watch on Amazon Prime if you are stuck at home amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Amazon seeking to resume French operations from May 19

Paris - Online retailing giant Amazon is seeking to resume operations from Tuesday at its six warehouses in France that were temporarily closed in a labour dispute over working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, it said on Friday.

US cites Amazon's foreign platforms over counterfeit goods

Washington - Amazon was placed on a US government "notorious markets" list Wednesday over complaints that it failed to crack down on sales of counterfeit merchandise in five of its global e-commerce platforms.

French court confirms Amazon restrictions over virus

Paris - A French appeals court on Friday confirmed a ruling that ordered US online retailing giant Amazon to restrict its operations pending an evaluation of virus risks to its staff.

French court faults Amazon over virus safety, limits deliveries

Paris - Amazon faces having its operations reduced to a bare minimum in France after a court ruled the e-commerce giant can deliver only essential goods while the company evaluates its workers' risk of coronavirus exposure.

Robbie Amell talks about 'Upload' on Amazon and 'Code 8' thriller Special

Canadian actor Robbie Amell chatted with Digital Journal about the new series "Upload" on Amazon, and the thriller "Code 8."

Coronavirus severs Brazilian Amazon from world

Carauari - Deep in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, where rivers are the only highways, the coronavirus pandemic is sharply limiting boat traffic, leaving villages even more cut off from the world than before.

Temperature checks, masks new norm for Amazon employees

San Francisco - Amazon on Thursday said it is temperature-checking more than 100,000 workers daily and handing out masks as part of ramped-up defenses against the coronavirus pandemic.

Grocery and delivery workers demand more pay and protection

Grocery and delivery workers are doing some of the most potentially dangerous jobs in America during the coronavirus outbreak and they are demanding better pay and protection.
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