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Harlem review – Girls Trip creator’s Amazon series is a mixed bag

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I don’t want to start this review by talking about Insecure, Issa Rae’s seminal HBO comedy about four Black twenty-to-thirtysomethings in LA that broke ground for Black female friendship onscreen and built a pipeline ...

Amazon workers in Alabama to get another union election

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A new union election for Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, will be held based on objections to the first vote that took place in April. The move is a major blow to Amazon, which had spent about a year aggressively ...

Amazon to stop accepting UK-issued Visa credit cards

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Amazon has told customers that it plans to stop accepting payments made with UK-issued Visa credit cards in January. In an email to users of the site, it blamed the cost of processing the payments, telling them: “Star...

Amazon to pay $500,000 fine for failing to notify workers of Covid cases

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Amazon has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine and be monitored by California officials after the state’s attorney general said the company failed to “adequately notify” workers and health authorities about new Covid-19 cas...

Armed attack on Brazilian Amazon community while delegate at Cop26

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A land defender from Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon, said armed men attacked a forest community she defends while she was at the Cop26 talks in Glasgow. Claudelice Silva dos Santos, a Cop26 delegate and nominee for the...

‘The Every is about an all-powerful monopoly that seeks to eliminate competition’: why Dave Eggers won’t sell his new hardback on US Amazon

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In 2013, Dave Eggers’ techno-dystopian satire The Circle described a sinister social media company that aims to abolish privacy for good. Its devotees aspire to “go transparent” – allow every moment of their lives to ...

Prime_Time review – memorably unsettling Amazon takedown

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“Your package will arrive in 60 minutes,” announces the soothing voice of Alexa at the start of Prime_Time, a full-throttle, punk-techno disquisition on life in the age of Amazon. Two topless women in jeans and custar...

Amazon profits suffer largest percentage drop in four years

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Amazon’s profits declined by the largest percentage in more than four years as the online giant said it has spent heavily on coping with the pandemic and delivered a downbeat forecast for the holiday season. The news...

Amazon sellers target UK with unsolicited parcels to boost sales

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More than 1m British households may have been targeted by a scam in which sellers on Amazon Marketplace send unsolicited packages to addresses in order to artificially increase their sales numbers, according to resear...

Amazon to host classified material for MI5, MI6 and GCHQ

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The UK’s spy agencies have given a contract to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host classified material in a deal aimed at boosting the use of data analytics and artificial intelligence for espionage. GCHQ had supported...

‘Everybody’s excited’: Amazon workers in Staten Island to file for union vote

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Amazon workers plan to file for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board next Monday, after months of organizing and collecting over 2,000 union authorization cards from employees at a warehouse in New...

Amazônia in concert review – bringing the sights and sounds of the Amazon to life

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Combining projections with a live performance is hardly a new idea. But the images involved rarely have the power and vividness of the monochrome photographs of the Amazonian rainforest and its indigenous peoples by S...

Amazon asks Ring owners to respect privacy after court rules usage broke law

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Amazon has urged owners of its Ring security cameras and doorbells – which come with a camera and microphone – to respect neighbours’ privacy after a court ruled their use broke data laws. A neighbour complained about...

Amazon could owe drivers thousands in rights claim, says law firm

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Amazon could owe compensation totalling £140m to thousands of drivers delivering its parcels, according to a law firm that is launching a group claim on their behalf. Drivers who deliver for Amazon through its “delive...

The Amazon rainforest is losing 200,000 acres a day. Soon it will be too late

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Shortly before his 44th birthday, in December 1988, the Brazilian rubber tapper and environmental activist Chico Mendes predicted he would not live until Christmas. “At first,” he said, “I thought I was fighting to sa...

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