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Amazon “seized and destroyed” 2 million counterfeit products in 2020

Enlarge / Amazon trailers backed into bays at a distribution center in Miami, Florida, in August 2019. Getty Images | Lawrence Glass Amazon “seized and destroyed” over 2 million counterfeit products that sellers sent to Amazon warehouses in 2020 and “blocked more than 10 billion suspected bad listings before they were published in our store,” …

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4,700 Amazon employees had unauthorized access to private seller data

Enlarge Thousands of Amazon employees, including those who developed private-label goods for the e-commerce giant, enjoyed years of access to sensitive third-party seller data, according to a new report. An internal audit in 2015 traced the issue to lax security protocols, including the use of a tool called “spoofer access,” which allowed Amazon employees to …

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Bezos says Amazon should “do a better job for our employees” after union vote

Enlarge Alex Wong/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos used his final letter to Amazon shareholders to focus on employee well-being and the company’s significant carbon footprint. Bezos’ new emphasis on employee well-being comes on the heels of a contentious unionization vote at one of its warehouses in Bessemer, Alabama. Though Amazon won, with 1,798 employees …

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Partial count shows Amazon workers rejecting union by a 2-to-1 margin

Enlarge / A union supporter stands before sunrise outside the Amazon fulfillment center on March 29, 2021 in Bessemer, Alabama. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images A closely watched effort to unionize an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama appears to be headed for defeat. With about half the votes counted, 1,100 workers have voted …

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Amazon admits its drivers sometimes have to pee in bottles

Enlarge Lawrence Glass / Getty Images Amazon has posted an apology to Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) for a tweet last week denying that it makes its workers urinate in water bottles. The controversy started with a tweet by Pocan blasting Amazon for its treatment of workers—a topic of particular public interest as workers at an …

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Amazon Vesta project seems to be ramping up for production

Enlarge / In 2018, Jeff Bezos’ kids taped an Echo to a Roomba. Foreshadowing? Jeff Bezos In a paywalled report released Wednesday morning, Insider broke the news of massive employee teams and an uncertain future for Amazon’s Vesta home robot. Widespread reports of Vesta—named after the Roman goddess of home and hearth—began emerging in April 2018, by …

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Parler sues Amazon again, this time in Washington state

Parler may have voluntarily withdrawn its federal lawsuit against Amazon, but the company isn’t ready to give up its legal battle just yet. On the same day it dropped that previous suit, the company filed a new one against Amazon in a Washington state court, according to Bloomberg. At the center of Parler’s complaint is …

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Amazon’s GameOn screen recording app comes to iOS

In November, Amazon announced GameOn, an app for recording short, shareable clips from your favorite mobile games. Initially, it was only available on Android. But as spotted by TechCrunch, if you own an iPhone or iPad and live in the US, you can now download GameOn on iOS as well. GameOn currently works with more …

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Why N95 masks are still hard to get, even though production is up

Enlarge / A machine makes respiratory masks in a family-owned medical equipment factory in north Miami, Florida, on February 15, 2021. The firm now has 30 million unsold masks because it can’t find buyers in the United States. Chandan Khanna | AFP | Getty Images Even though we’ve had more good vaccine news lately, COVID-19 …

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The 8-quart Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus is just $90 at Amazon

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Many of us have been forced to improve our culinary skills while biding our time indoors. But …

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