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Amazon sellers use ‘collectible’ label to dodge price gouging rules

Sponsored Links jahcottontail143 via Getty Images Amazon’s measures to prevent price gouging have a relatively simple workaround. The Verge has learned that some third-party sellers are marking products as “collectible” to evade Amazon’s automated price controls. The internet retailer reportedly has price ceilings that normally kick in when a product is listed as “new,” but …

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Microsoft cuts dozens of staff as it shifts to AI for MSN news stories

Sponsored Links AFP/AFP via Getty Images Workforce automation is about to cost dozens of news contractors their jobs. The Seattle Times and The Guardian report that Microsoft is letting go of dozens of news contractors (about 50 in the US, 27 in the UK) after June 30th due to a shift to AI news production …

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Amazon accused of fighting efforts to track COVID-19 in Wisconsin facilities

Sponsored Links ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Amazon may be improving safety measures in warehouses to protect against COVID-19, but it’s also accused of being less than forthcoming with vital data. The health officer for Kenosha County in Wisconsin, Jen Freiheit, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via Gizmodo) that Amazon was uncooperative with public staff …

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US Senators propose giving $2 billion to healthcare facilities for broadband

Sponsored Links simpson33 via Getty Images At the start of April, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced the Healthcare Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act. The bill proposed to increase telehealth funding in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The legislation seems to be moving forward now that a group led by Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) …

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Twitch clarifies what its Safety Advisory Council will do

Sponsored Links Caspar Camille Rubin on Unsplash Twitch only unveiled its Safety Advisory Council days ago, but it left a few questions unanswered. What will the advisors do, exactly? The livestreaming service now hopes to elaborate. Company chief Emmett Shear has posted a clarification of just why the council exists. The mix of creators and …

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TikTok’s new CEO is Disney’s former streaming leader

Sponsored Links Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney TikTok may have a solution to keeping its momentum going: hire a leader with a knack for streaming video. Parent company ByteDance has hired Kevin Mayer, Disney’s chairman for streaming services like Disney+ and Hulu, as TikTok’s CEO. He’ll also serve as ByteDance’s COO and will be responsible …

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Supercomputers across Europe have fallen to cryptomining hacks

Sponsored Links gorodenkoff via Getty Images Cryptomining hacks aren’t new by any stretch, but a string of recent incidents is raising eyebrows. ZDNet reports that culprits infected multiple European supercomputers with Monero mining malware in the past week, including the University of Edinburgh’s ARCHER, five of bwHPC’s computer clusters and most recently a cluster at …

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HBO Now app leaves older Apple TVs

Sponsored Links Justin Sullivan/Getty Images If you depend on an older Apple TV to watch HBO, you may want to look for new hardware. As announced in April, the HBO Now app has been pulled (via 9to5Mac) from second- and third-generation Apple TV boxes this weekend following the end of support. The move was originally …

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Fraud ring uses stolen data to scam unemployment insurance programs

Sponsored Links baona via Getty Images Fraudsters are taking advantage of both data breaches and weaknesses in government online systems to commit scams on a large scale. KrebsOnSecurity has obtained a Secret Service memo revealing that a sophisticated Nigerian crime ring has been using a “substantial” database of stolen identity data to file bogus unemployment …

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Amazon will start reopening French warehouses on May 19th

Sponsored Links PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images Amazon’s French warehouses are close to reopening roughly a month after they closed. The internet retailer said it planned a gradual reopening starting on May 19th as it came close to reaching a deal with French unions and work councils on safety measures to protect against COVID-19. It’s …

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