Amazon workplace safety initiative panned as ‘publicity stunt’

Originally published by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams Labor advocates have responded with disdain and derision to news that Amazon and the National Safety Council are partnering to find “innovative solutions” to prevent the workplace injuries that disproportionately plague the retail giant’s warehouse employees. Amazon said it Read more…

New campaign to counter Amazon’s quest for world ‘dominated by total corporate surveillance’

Originally published by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins at Common Dreams To mark the one year anniversary of Amazon’s extended temporary moratorium on sales of its controversial Rekognition facial identification software to law enforcement agencies, over 20 advocacy groups and more than 10,000 supporters have launched Protest Amazon, a digital demonstration that’s Read more…

DC attorney general sues Amazon for alleged monopolistic price-fixing

May 25, 2021 by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine on Tuesday sued e-commerce giant Amazon, accusing the world’s largest retailer of monopolistic price-fixing, stifling competition in the online retail space, and depriving consumers of choice.  The lawsuit (pdf), filed in D.C. Read more…

Bezos, Zuckerberg over $6 billion richer since appearing before Congress 3 days ago

August 1, 2020 By Brett Wilkins At Wednesday’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust hearing, tech CEOs Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Tim Cook of Apple and Sundar Pichai of Alphabet (Google’s parent company) took a beating from lawmakers who grilled them on everything from monopolistic business practices Read more…

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