The US suddenly realises that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are not that nice
State attorneys in more than a dozen states are preparing to begin an antitrust investigation of the tech giants.
Foxconn in hot water again
Hundreds of schoolchildren have been drafted in to make Amazon's Alexa devices in China as part of a Foxconn controversial and often illegal attempt to meet production targets.
Dealings with online merchants being looked into
Amazon faces a formal European Union antitrust investigation into its dealings with merchants that sell goods on its site.
Europe's top court rules
US online retailer Amazon does not have to provide a helpline phone number to consumers, Europe’s top court said.
Global internet network
Amazon wants the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to give it the go-ahead to launch 3,236 satellites that would be used to establish a globe-spanning internet network.
And flogging the contents to advertisers
A US senator who asked how long Amazon kept voice recordings and transcripts was a little surprised at the result.
So happy to get shot of it
Amazon employees working in fulfilment teams which handle inventory and shipping at the online retail giant have opened the champers after getting Oracle off their company servers.
Accessed his private files turned the dirt over to a rival newspaper
The security chief for Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said on Saturday that the Saudi government had access to Bezos' phone and gained private information from it.
It would help if it could get out more
Amazon’s head boffin Rohit Prasad said that the bookseller’s personal software assistant Alexa would be far smarter if it had a robot body and cameras to move around in the real world., Addressing the assorted throngs at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital AI conference in San Francisco Prasad said: “The only way to make smart assistants really smart is to give it [sic] eyes and let it explore the world”.