Tag Archives: Amazon

jwz: ENGAGEMENT!

By | April 14, 2021

Every time we post to our Facebook account, it immediately gets 2-5 one-word comments from random Indian dudes with locked accounts that are years old and have thousands of friends: Source: jwz: ENGAGEMENT! There’s never post about Facebook on “Hacker” “News” where the comment thread isn’t filled with people saying, “I hate it too, but… Read More »

Amazon Denies Workers Pee in Bottles. Here Are the Pee Bottles.

By | March 25, 2021

“You don’t really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you?” Amazon tweeted. Drivers say they’re being gaslit. Source: Amazon Denies Workers Pee in Bottles. Here Are the Pee Bottles. This is America, where the biggest, richest companies on the planet can’t even pay workers enough to let them take proper bathroom breaks. It would… Read More »

When U.S. blamed Saudi crown prince for role in Khashoggi killing, fake Twitter accounts went to war

By | March 3, 2021

Saudi-based Twitter accounts using fake profile pictures, repetitive wording and spammy tactics sought to undermine the conclusion by U.S. intelligence officials, made public Friday, that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “approved” the operation that led to the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. Source: When U.S. blamed Saudi crown prince for… Read More »

Fake Amazon reviews ‘being sold in bulk’ online – BBC News

By | February 17, 2021

A Which? investigation found 10 sites offering fake Amazon Marketplace reviews from as little as £5 each. An Amazon spokesman said: “We remove fake reviews and take action against anyone involved in abuse.” Source: Fake Amazon reviews ‘being sold in bulk’ online – BBC News As I was saying, some consumer-protection outfit in our government… Read More »

Stepping up for a truly open source Elasticsearch | AWS Open Source Blog

By | January 22, 2021

Last week, Elastic announced they will change their software licensing strategy, and will not release new versions of Elasticsearch and Kibana under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2). Instead, new versions of the software will be offered under the Elastic License (which limits how it can be used) or the Server Side Public License (which… Read More »

Amazon Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones in Trees to Get More Work

By | September 1, 2020

A strange phenomenon has emerged near Amazon.com Inc. delivery stations and Whole Foods stores in the Chicago suburbs: smartphones dangling from trees. Contract delivery drivers are putting them there to get a jump on rivals seeking orders, according to people familiar with the matter. Source: Amazon Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones in Trees to Get More… Read More »