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Amazon warehouse workers decide this week whether to unionize

Amazon warehouse workers decide this week whether to unionize

Nearly 6,000 Bessemer workers vote on whether to become the first unionized Amazon warehouse in the US.For the first time in seven years, warehouse workers are deciding whether to unionize, which could give them more say in their hours, pay and working conditions. Union drives rarely make it to a vote in Amazon warehouses, and those that have, failed. Now employees in Alabama have the opportunity to break this pattern and become the first unionized Amazon warehouse workers in the US.The 5,800 workers in Bessemer, a small industrial city outside of Birmingham, have been for more than a...

Mar 29
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Unemployment fraud skyrocketed in 2020. Were you affected? 4 things victims must do

Unemployment fraud skyrocketed in 2020. Were you affected? 4 things victims must do

Thousands of taxpayers could receive IRS forms for unemployment income they never received. Here's what to do if it happens to you.The federal government responded to massive job losses last year by putting an extra into the pockets of people receiving unemployment benefits, and then later in the year (the ). The money bolstered employees laid off from sectors hit hard by closures, including the restaurant, concert, and tourism industries. It also drew the attention of . But fraudsters also got a payday, . The US Department of Labor's inspector general said in February that were fraudulent...

Mar 22
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos passes CEO role to AWS head Andy Jassy

Amazon's Jeff Bezos passes CEO role to AWS head Andy Jassy

Amazon's founder will remain as executive chairman. Jassy is currently head of Amazon Web Services and has been with the company since 1997.CEO will step down later this year, turning over the reins of the world's largest e-commerce company to Andy Jassy, a longtime lieutenant who runs Amazon Web Services. Amazon nested the news in its announcement of fourth-quarter earnings, which beat expectations. The transition comes as Amazon navigates a tricky period in its history. The company is reaping huge profits as consumers, locked at home because of the crisis, become more reliant on both...

Feb 3
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PayPal shuts down fundraising for Texas real estate agent charged in Capitol riot

PayPal shuts down fundraising for Texas real estate agent charged in Capitol riot

Jenna Ryan is raising money to cover legal costs and "other losses" brought on by her arrest. But she can't collect funds via PayPal anymore.Texas real estate agent Jenna Ryan can't accept donations on PayPal anymore, the payment processing giant said Thursday. PayPal closed her account after she made a plea online for funds to help pay for her legal costs and other losses stemming from charges filed against her for participating in the US Capitol riots on Jan. 6.Raising legal defense funds is allowed on PayPal, but the company said Ryan was fundraising for additional purposes, which...

Jan 22
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PayPal and Shopify remove Trump-related accounts

PayPal and Shopify remove Trump-related accounts

Official MAGA merchandise is no longer for sale through Shopify from Trump-associated stores, and an account that supported Trump supporters who traveled to DC is deactivated.Online commerce and payment services have stopped the flow of money to Trump-related accounts in light of Wednesday's insurrection at the US Capitol. Software maker Shopify removed stores affiliated with President Donald Trump from its platform, and payment processor PayPal shut down an account raising funds for Trump supporters who traveled to Washington, DC.The moves come the day after a mob of Trump supporters ,...

Jan 7
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PayPal and Shopify remove Trump-related accounts

PayPal and Shopify remove Trump-related accounts

Official MAGA merchandise is no longer for sale through Shopify from Trump-associated stores, and an account that supported Trump supporters who traveled to DC is deactivated.Online commerce and payment services have stopped the flow of money to Trump-related accounts in light of Wednesday's insurrection at the US Capitol. Software maker Shopify removed stores affiliated with President Donald Trump from its platform, and payment processor PayPal shut down an account raising funds for Trump supporters who traveled to Washington, DC.The moves come the day after a mob of Trump supporters ,...

Jan 7
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These Android apps have been tracking you, even when you say stop

These Android apps have been tracking you, even when you say stop

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againExclusive: Advertisers are collecting info that can help them skirt an Android privacy feature, according to new research.Some apps may track your activity over time, even when you tell them to forget the past. And there's nothing you can do about it.Roughly 17,000 apps collect identifying information that creates a permanent record of the activity on your device, according to  that was shared with CNET. The data collection appears to violate on collecting data that can be used to target users for in most cases, the researchers...

February 16, 2019
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Senate rejects tougher standards for collection of search and browsing data

Senate rejects tougher standards for collection of search and browsing data

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againIn a separate vote, lawmakers strengthen a program that examines privacy issues raised by government requests for data.For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the .The US Senate voted down an on Wednesday that would create a tougher standard for government investigators to collect the web search and browsing histories of people in the states. The bipartisan amendment, proposed by of Oregon, a Democrat, and of Montana, a Republican, would've required the Department of Justice to show...

May 13, 2020
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