Europe needs to avoid Libra's siren call
Published in News
Monday, 02 September 2019 11:47

Europe needs to avoid Libra's siren call


Best to stuff parsley in your ears

Facebook’s proposed Libra currency could undermine the European Central Bank’s ability to set monetary policy and Europe should ignore its siren call of “treacherous promises” ECB board member Yves Mersch said.

Parents too embarrassed to call their kids Alexa
Published in IoT


Blame Amazon

The number of parents in Britain calling their baby girls Alexa dropped by more than half last year possibly due to the link with Amazon Echo voice-controlled IoT gadgets.

Big tech being investigated for antitrust
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:00

Big tech being investigated for antitrust


The US suddenly realises that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are not that nice

State attorneys in more than a dozen states are preparing to begin an antitrust investigation of the tech giants.

Chinese school kids drafted into make Amazon Alexa
Published in News


Foxconn in hot water again

Hundreds of schoolchildren have been drafted in to make Amazon's Alexa devices in China as part of a Foxconn controversial and often illegal attempt to meet production targets.

Amazon faces EU antitrust investigation
Published in News
Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:11

Amazon faces EU antitrust investigation


Dealings with online merchants being looked into

Amazon faces a formal European Union antitrust investigation into its dealings with merchants that sell goods on its site.

Amazon does not need an online helpdesk
Published in News
Thursday, 11 July 2019 12:18

Amazon does not need an online helpdesk


Europe's top court rules

US online retailer Amazon does not have to provide a helpline phone number to consumers, Europe’s top court said.

Amazon wants to launch 3,236 satellites
Published in News


Global internet network

Amazon wants the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to give it the go-ahead to launch 3,236 satellites that would be used to establish a globe-spanning internet network.

Amazon admits keeping Alexa recordings forever
Published in IoT

 

And flogging the contents to advertisers

A US senator who asked how long Amazon kept voice recordings and transcripts was a little surprised at the result.

Amazon fulfilment teams celebrates Oracle database switch off
Published in Cloud


So happy to get shot of it

Amazon employees working in  fulfilment teams which handle inventory and shipping at the online retail giant have opened the champers after getting Oracle off their company servers.

Saudi government spied on Bezos
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 01 April 2019 10:35

Saudi government spied on Bezos


Accessed his private files turned the dirt over to a rival newspaper

The security chief for Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said on Saturday that the Saudi government had access to Bezos' phone and gained private information from it.