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House to consider amendment blocking warrantless web browsing surveillance

House to consider amendment blocking warrantless web browsing surveillance

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashThe House will consider an amendment that would block law enforcement from being able to access web browsing data without a warrant when voting on legislation reauthorizing surveillance programs next week.The amendment will be brought by Reps. (D-Calif.) and (R-Ohio), whose office confirmed Friday evening that a deal was struck with leadership to have the amendment considered. Politico first on the deal."I’m glad that we’ll get to vote on this important measure to protect Americans’ Third and Fourth Amendment rights," Davidson said in a...

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Health workers warn social media misinformation is threatening lives

Health workers warn social media misinformation is threatening lives

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © GettyOver 100 doctors and nurses working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic sent letters to the largest social media platforms this week calling on them to tackle medical misinformation more aggressively.The letter sent to the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube — and republished as an ad in The New York Times Thursday — warns misleading info about the disease is threatening lives."Stories claiming cocaine is a cure, or that COVID-19 was developed as a biological weapon by China or the US, have spread faster than the virus...

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Democratic senators question Amazon over firings of activist workers

Democratic senators question Amazon over firings of activist workers

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashA group of Democratic senators sent a letter to Amazon on Thursday questioning it over the firings of four workers who had spoken out about the company's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.“In order to understand how the termination of employees that raised concerns about health and safety conditions did not constitute retaliation for whistle-blowing, we are requesting information about Amazon’s policies regarding grounds for employee discipline and termination,” reads the letter signed by the nine lawmakers, including frequent critics...

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Amazon VP resigns after firings of activist workers

Amazon VP resigns after firings of activist workers

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Tim Bray, a vice president and senior engineer at Amazon Web Services, has resigned over the firings of activist workers at the online retail giant.“Remaining an Amazon VP would have meant, in effect, signing off on actions I despised,” Bray wrote in a .“So I resigned."Amazon has fired several employees that have protested the workplace conditions at warehouses amid the coronavirus pandemic.Bray wrote that the "victims weren’t abstract entities but real people; here are some of their names: Courtney Bowden, Gerald Bryson, Maren Costa, Emily...

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House Judiciary Committee calls on Bezos to testify as part of antitrust probe

House Judiciary Committee calls on Bezos to testify as part of antitrust probe

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © GettyMembers of the House Judiciary Committee are calling on Amazon CEO to testify before the panel over concerns his deputies may have misled Congress in testimony about their use of data from third-party sellers. In a letter sent to Bezos on Friday, the lawmakers cited a Wall Street Journal report that said the company had used sensitive business data from third-party sellers on the website to create competing products.The bipartisan group of lawmakers — which include Judiciary Chairman (D-N.Y.) and Reps. (R-Wis.), (D-R.I.), (R-Colo.),...

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Amazon used data from its sellers to create competing products: report

Amazon used data from its sellers to create competing products: report

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesAmazon employees used data from independent sellers on the platform to develop competing products, .That would go against the online retail giant's oft-repeated assertion that it does not use information from third-party sellers when it makes and sells Amazon products.The Journal, citing interviews with 20 former employees of Amazon's private-label business and a review of documents, found that is not the case.Amazon reportedly used the information from other sellers to price items, determine which features to copy or whether to enter...

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Hundreds of Amazon workers to walk off jobs starting Tuesday

Hundreds of Amazon workers to walk off jobs starting Tuesday

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesMore than 300 Amazon employees will call out of work starting Tuesday in protest of the online retail giant's treatment of workers during the coronavirus pandemic.The callout is organized by labor groups United for Respect, New York Communities for Change and Make the Road New York and will be the largest mass action by workers yet amid the crisis.The nationwide protest follows several strikes at facilities in the New York City borough of Staten Island, Chicago and Detroit where employees have tested positive to COVID-19, the...

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Shipt workers to walk off the job Tuesday

Shipt workers to walk off the job Tuesday

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Workers at Target-owned grocery delivery company Shipt plan to walk off the job on Tuesday in protest of its handling of the novel coronavirus.A group of workers released a new set of demands , including $5 of hazard pay per order, an expansion of the company's paid sick leave policy and a reversion to its original pay structure.Willy Solis, a lead organizer of the walkout and a company shopper in the Dallas area, told The Hill that workers decided to follow in the footsteps of those at Instacart and Whole Foods in walking out after Shipt failed to...

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US prosecutors bring new charges against China's Huawei

US prosecutors bring new charges against China's Huawei

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesU.S. prosecutors have brought two new charges against embattled Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.The indictment in the Eastern District Court of New York alleges that Huawei conspired and used deception to steal trade secrets and U.S. technology. It also charges Huawei and two America-based subsidiaries of Huawei with conspiracy to commit racketeering.Those follow previous charges of stealing intellectual property, wire fraud and obstruction of justice.Huawei Devices, Huawei USA,...

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Newark Officials To Hand Out Bottled Water To Residents Amid Concern Over Lead Levels

Newark Officials To Hand Out Bottled Water To Residents Amid Concern Over Lead Levels

Newark officials will hand out bottled water to residents starting Monday amid concerns over lead levels in water. Mayor Ras Baraka (D) and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said in a joint  Sunday that clean drinking water is critically important and called on the federal government to assist their efforts.“As we carefully evaluate our options and the data available to us, it is important to understand that the city and state will need support and assistance from the federal government if bottled water is to be provided and distributed to impacted residents,” the statement said. The...

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Bernie Sanders shares doctored video showing him scaring Trump at rally

Bernie Sanders shares doctored video showing him scaring Trump at rally

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 White House hopeful, posted a doctored Instagram video Sunday showing him scaring President Trump at a rally. "Want to really scare Trump? Help us show the strength of our campaign to defeat him—chip in before our fundraising deadline at midnight at the link in bio," Sanders posted on the account along with the video. The actual incident in the video occurred when a man attempted to breach a security line during a Trump campaign rally in March 2016. The man was stopped and the Secret Service surrounded Trump to protect him. In the edited video,...

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Denver teachers set to strike on Monday over pay

Denver teachers set to strike on Monday over pay

Follow Us   © 1996-2019 News Communication Denver Public School (DPS) teachers will begin a strike on Monday over failed negotiations over compensation.The Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA)  Saturday that they would begin striking for the first time in 25 years.“Teachers were stunned when DPS proposed hiking incentives instead of putting that new money into base pay where it could make the entire district more competitive," DCTA President Henry Roman said. "We are incredibly disappointed that on the last day of bargaining and less than two days before a strike, they doubled down...

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Klobuchar hits back at Trump: 'Looking forward to debating you about climate change'

Klobuchar hits back at Trump: 'Looking forward to debating you about climate change'

Follow Us   © 1996-2019 News Communication Sen. (D-Minn.) hit back at Sunday after he her for launching her presidential campaign in wintry conditions, telling him over Twitter that she was "looking forward to debating you about climate change.""Science is on my side, @realDonaldTrump. Looking forward to debating you about climate change (and many other issues)," Klobuchar tweeted."And I wonder how your hair would fare in a blizzard?" she added. Science is on my side, . Looking forward to debating you about climate change (and many other issues). And I wonder how your hair would fare in a...

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