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Big Tech Antics: The Data Robber Barons Appear Before Congress

Big Tech Antics: The Data Robber Barons Appear Before Congress

Silicon Valley continues to sprawl in influence, and its modern robber barons bestride the globe with a confidence verging on contempt.  The technology giants that mark that region of California are praised as “virtuosos of ingenuity,” to use Steve Forbes’ words, “creating and supplying products and services that were once unimaginable and that have been enabling us to survive the[Read More…]

by August 6, 2020 Comments are Disabled World
Who is Safe from Amazon? Worldwide Store Closings

Who is Safe from Amazon? Worldwide Store Closings

Amazon has reached the far corners of the earth… and the highest elevations.  Delivery men venture 11,562 feet up in the Himalayas to leave a package.  While the company may serve a useful purpose in remote regions, its phenomenal growth also reveals that no town is immune from its less desirable consequences.  The online retailer’s omnipresence has been all too apparent in[Read More…]

by November 17, 2018 1 comment Counter Solutions
Good News: Amazon Raises Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour In USA

Good News: Amazon Raises Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour In USA

Today as a result of your help, we have won a major victory for American workers. This morning, after a long campaign, Jeff Bezos of Amazon announced that the company would raise its minimum wage for all United States employees to $15 an hour — a move that will impact more than 350,000 full-time, part-time and temporary workers. I want[Read More…]

by October 3, 2018 3 comments World
Amazon’s Initiative: Digital Assistants, Home Surveillance And Data

Amazon’s Initiative: Digital Assistants, Home Surveillance And Data

It says a lot that societies who are still part of what is rather weakly called the free world could do this.  Technology, viewed as emancipating and rewarding, can actually introduce different chains and shackles, becoming repellent and self-defeating. The field of privacy is one such precarious area, permanently assailed by the chest-thumping innovators. Privacy, that intangible phenomenon Mark Zuckerberg,[Read More…]

by March 14, 2018 1 comment World
Vast swathes of forest in Arariboia have been destroyed by illegal loggers and by fires which the authorities have failed to contain.© INPE

Amazon Fires Threaten To Wipe Out Uncontacted Indigenous People

Forest fires are raging in an indigenous territory on the edge of the Brazilian Amazon, threatening to wipe out uncontacted members of the Awá tribe. Small groups of neighboring Guajajara Indians were forced to spend days attempting to contain the blaze in the absence of government agents, until an Environment Ministry-led fire-fighting operation began last week. Forest fires started by[Read More…]