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California Passes Law Targeting Amazon Labor Algorithms

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill Wednesday that would block Amazon and other companies from punishing warehouse workers who fail to meet certain performance metrics for taking rest or.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotSep 24th, 2021

Amazon"s Alexa Collects More of Your Data Than Any Other Smart Assistant

According to a survey from Reviews.org, Amazon's Alexa collects more data from users than any of the other digital assistants analyzed, which included the Google Assistant, Siri, Bixby, and Cortana. PCMag reports: All five services collect your name,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

The best TV shows on Amazon Prime Video right now

After sifting through hundreds of shows on Amazon Prime Video, we've chosen the best ones available for streaming, from the classics to new originals......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News9 hr. 18 min. ago

Save $130 on Samsung’s Alexa-enabled soundbar at Amazon today

The Samsung HW-S61A 5-channel soundbar with Alexa built-in is currently being offered on Amazon for $200, down from its regular price of $330......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 50 min. ago

Black Friday deals on iPads just started at Amazon — here are the best

This year's Black Friday iPad deals are online early on Amazon, with discounts for the 2020 iPad Air and the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models of the 2021 iPad Pro......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 50 min. ago

A national network examining Earth"s planetary limits

University of California San Diego Physics Professor Tom Murphy is among five authors of an essay, appearing in the November 2021 issue of the journal Energy Research & Social Science, that cautions current levels of worldwide economic growth, energy.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News13 hr. 17 min. ago

Compared: Apple Watch Series 7 versus Apple Watch Series 6 versus Apple Watch SE

Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch Series 7, but are its new features enough to tempt current Apple Watch SE or Apple Watch Series 6 owners? Here's what you should know.Credit: AppleAt its Sept. 14 "California Streaming" event, Apple took the wraps o.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News13 hr. 49 min. ago

Internet Service Providers Collect, Sell Horrifying Amount of Sensitive Data, Government Study Concludes

An anonymous reader shares a report: Over the last few years the justified fixation on the bad behavior of Google, Amazon, Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants has let the abuses of the telecom sector fly under the radar. But a new FTC report sho.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 49 min. ago

Amazon makes it easier to bring different types of silicon to Alexa devices

Greater variety in SoCs may give products more control over things like battery life. Enlarge (credit: Getty) Alexa gets around. The voice assistant has been in all types of devices, not just Amazon's Echo products. You can ta.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News15 hr. 50 min. ago

Best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and more

Streaming services offer tons of content, but finding new releases isn't easy. Here's what's new on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO, and Apple TV+ this week......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 50 min. ago

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra just got a HUGE price cut at Amazon for Black Friday

Save big on one of the best smartphones out there -- the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra -- on sale at Amazon now.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News20 hr. 50 min. ago

Amazon is Now a Bigger Shipper in the US than FedEx

Amazon is not primarily known as a logistics company, but in 2020 the company shipped more parcels than FedEx. From a report: Logistics is a $1.5 trillion business -- and it has long been controlled by a handful of key players, like FedEx, UPS and th.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Twitter Algorithms Amplify Right-leaning Political Content More Than Left-leaning, Company Says Citing Own Research

Twitter is publicly sharing research findings today that show that the platform's algorithms amplify tweets from right-wing politicians and content from right-leaning news outlets more than people and content from the political left. From a report: T.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Google Unmasks Two-year-old Phishing and Malware Campaign Targeting YouTube Users

Almost two years after a wave of complaints flooded Google's support forums about YouTube accounts getting hijacked even if users had two-factor authentication enabled, Google's security team has finally tracked down the root cause of these attacks......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Consumer Protection Agency orders US tech giants to hand over data on payment systems

Request were initially sent to Apple, Amazon, Facebook, PayPal, Google and Square, the bureau said, and are pursuant to Section 1022(c)(4) of the Consumer Financial Protection Act......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

California's oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation's largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Amazon is having a flash sale on Arlo security camera bundles today

Upgrade your home's security with these early Amazon Black Friday deals for security camera bundles involving the Arlo Essential, Arlo Pro 4, and Arlo Ultra 2......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

This 40-inch Roku TV is down to $230 in Amazon’s Black Friday sale

The TCL 40-inch Roku TV is marked down to only $230 in Amazon's Black Friday sale, making it one of the most affordable Roku TVs available......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

States Are Toughening Up on Genetic Privacy

California’s SB 41 is the latest to tighten regulations on the sensitive data collected by companies like 23andMe or Ancestry......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Global report: "Generation Lockdown" needs targeted help-to-work policies

Nations the world over are guilty of "policy inertia" when it comes to supporting young people who lost work or will struggle to enter the labor market as a result of the pandemic, according to new University of Cambridge research......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

App boosts Amazon tree project

A new app will help small-scale farmers grow trees and earn a living in deforested parts of the Amazon......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021