Congress members stunned by Amazon privacy moves
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Apparently the company has been “lobbying” politicians

Five members of Congress called for federal consumer-privacy legislation after a Reuters report published last Friday revealed how Amazon has led an under-the-radar campaign to gut privacy protections in 25 states while amassing a valuable trove of personal data on American consumers.

Amazon plans to deliver prototype broadband satellites
Published in Network

Since there is no one in space it will leave them with a neighbouring galaxy

Amazon plans to launch its first prototype broadband satellites in Q4 2022, which would be nearly four years after SpaceX launched its first prototype Starlink satellites.

Amazon wants to build a quantum computer
Published in Home
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 12:23

Amazon wants to build a quantum computer

Just need a few more cats

Amazon is officially entering the race to develop a quantum computer, joining US and Chinese rivals in the quest to harness the ability of cats to be both dead and alive.

Western Digital has SN750 and SN850 SSD deals on
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WD_Black 2TB SN850 PCIe 4.0 down by $190

Western Digital launched rather neat deals over at, giving its WD_Black SN750 and SN850 SSDs a decent price cut.

EU set to discipline Big Tech
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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 13:00

EU set to discipline Big Tech

Also set to rain on their clouds

Draft EU rules to curb the power of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook  should also tackle providers of cloud computing services for possible anti-competitive practices, a study said on Tuesday.

Amazon only protects its chums from counterfeiters
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If your brand is unknown you get no protection

Amazon only seems interested in protecting big name brands from counterfeiters and not those who come up with good ideas but are not as famous.

Big Tech’s fake climate shame
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Monday, 04 October 2021 12:15

Big Tech’s fake climate shame


Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Disney back groups opposed to climate change

While their customers believe that they are as green as Greta Thunberg, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Disney, are backing business groups that are fighting climate legislation.

Amazon EC2 VT1 Instances for Live Multi-stream Video Transcoding
Published in Cloud

Powered by Xilinx Alveo U30 media accelerator card

One of the key announcements of the Xilinx Adapt 2021 event was the new Amazon EC2 VT1 instance featuring Xilinx Alveo U30 media accelerator card. Amazon is a big customer when it comes to video transcoding, and it also offers these services through its AWS Amazon EC2 VT1 instances.

Amazon’s Astro robot is a suicidal privacy nut job
Published in AI

Pricey and flimsy too

Amazon’s pricey Astro robot appears to have issues with privacy and is so depressed that it will ignore the existence of stairs and chuck itself down them.

Microsoft faces headhunting charge from Amazon
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Thursday, 16 September 2021 11:43

Microsoft faces headhunting charge from Amazon

Thou shalt not poach

Microsoft said it has hired a former Amazon cloud executive to run its cybersecurity operations, potentially setting in motion a legal battle between the two tech giants.