Sep 042019
 

One of the most obvious facts I’ve learned in covering the unfolding scandal of the secret deals between Amazon’s Ring surveillance doorbell group and hundreds of US police departments is that Amazon loooooves to play word-games. For example, I’ve been repeatedly emailed by company spokespeople to tell me that cops only get access to Ring customers’ videos if the customers offer to share it; but what they never said is that if a customer turns…

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Sep 042019
 

Extensions still free to use uber-powerful webRequest API to filter crap out of webpages On Tuesday, Mozilla said it is not planning to change the ad-and-content blocking capabilities of Firefox to match what Google is doing in Chrome.…

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Sep 042019
 

Enlarge (credit: Amazon) Amazon has seemingly been bringing shipping services in-house as rapidly as it can as the company ramps up efforts to get packages to Prime members in just one day. But although those ubiquitous gray-blue vans and uniformed drivers all have Amazon branding on them, at least 250 subcontracted companies around the country actually do all the heavy lifting⁠—a system that allows Amazon to skirt liability when heavy pressure on drivers means disaster…

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