The Woke Tech Giants Teach Us How To Deal With Systemic Racism

Essentially every form of discrimination on the basis of race in economic matters has been banned by law in the United States since at least the 1960s. That’s sufficiently long ago that the number of people old enough to have living memory of the days when racial discrimination was legally tolerated is rapidly diminishing. Today, … Read more The Woke Tech Giants Teach Us How To Deal With Systemic Racism

PopSockets CEO calls out Amazon’s ‘bullying with a smile’ tactics

Amazon has a “bullying” problem. So insisted PopSockets CEO and inventor David Barnett today while describing his company’s relationship with the e-commerce and logistics giant. Barnett was addressing members of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law and, over the course of the hearing, laid out how the Jeff Bezos-helmed corporate behemoth had … Read more PopSockets CEO calls out Amazon’s ‘bullying with a smile’ tactics

Slashdot Asks: What’s the Worst Review You Ever Saw on Amazon?

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp shared his story about the worst tech book review he found on Amazon in 2019. Stephen Few is a respected author and speaker whose books on data visualization and analysis are well-received. But when it comes to Amazon reviews, you simply can’t make everyone happy, a particularly good example of which … Read more Slashdot Asks: What’s the Worst Review You Ever Saw on Amazon?

How to Deal with the Counterfeit Goods Problem

The effort to control counterfeit goods is a lot like the effort to control the use of firearms in violent crime: Government is willing to try almost anything short of doing its job. . . . It’s a funny old world: Federal agents will birth bovines if you try to bring a Diet Coke through … Read more How to Deal with the Counterfeit Goods Problem

You Might Be Buying Trash on Amazon — Literally

Amazon, Den of Thieves Dumpster divers say it’s easy to list discarded toys, electronics and books on Amazon. An investigation by the Wall Street Journal found that’s an accurate assertion. From a report: Just about anyone can open a store on Amazon.com and sell just about anything. Just ask the dumpster divers. These are among … Read more You Might Be Buying Trash on Amazon — Literally

How Hackers Are Breaking Into Ring Cameras

Hackers have created dedicated software for breaking into Ring security cameras, according to posts on hacking forums reviewed by Motherboard. The camera company is owned by Amazon, which has hundreds of partnerships with police departments around the country. On Wednesday, local Tennessee media reported that a hacker broke into a Ring camera installed in the … Read more How Hackers Are Breaking Into Ring Cameras

Amazon, Den of Thieves Cont’d

Merriam Webster’s definition of “chutzpah” describes the word as meaning “supreme self-confidence: nerve, gall.” The page does not include a picture to illustrate what the word looks like, but if they are in the market for one, I’d like to offer a friendly suggestion that they use the Amazon logo. Why? Well, Amazon is angry. … Read more Amazon, Den of Thieves Cont’d

Amazon, Den of Thieves part eleventy billion

I heard the “pop!” from my living room as a brand-new pack of Amazon batteries spontaneously exploded on the kitchen counter, oozing a gritty black substance in fits and spurts. The small, unassuming item is one of Amazon’s most popular “in-house” products sold under the AmazonBasics label. With nearly 20,000 customer reviews, its popularity dwarfs … Read more Amazon, Den of Thieves part eleventy billion