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Google, Amazon workers to hold Day of Action protest against $1.2bn deal with Israel

Hundreds of employees of the American tech giants Google and Amazon will hold a protest rally on Thursday against their companies’ recent billion-dollar deal with the Israeli regime. The employees will hold their “Day of Action,” which is part of the #NoTechforApartheid movement, on September 8, demanding the cancelation of …

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Amazon down for thousands worldwide

An outage at Amazon Web Services (AWS) is causing cascading problems across the internet, with numerous websites displaying a “bad gateway” error. Downdetector shows problems started shortly after 8 am Pacific time. There have been over 20,000 outage reports for the main Amazon site and 11,000 for AWS. The Downdetector …

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Amazon’s Twitch hit by data breach

Twitch, a live-streaming platform for video gamers, has suffered a data breach, the Amazon.com Inc-owned company said on Wednesday, without providing further details. “We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon …

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Bitcoin soars as Amazon shows interest in cryptocurrency

The company is currently looking for a digital currency and blockchain product lead Bitcoin surged on Monday amid ongoing speculations that retail giant Amazon may start accepting the cryptocurrency for payments. On Sunday, the virtual currency recorded its greatest increase in over six weeks, after reports that Amazon was looking …

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Amazon agrees to buy iconic MGM film studio for $8.45BN

Amazon is betting that a nearly century-old Hollywood icon can feed an insatiable demand for streaming content. Amazon.com Inc. agreed to buy the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie company for $8.45 billion, a bet that a nearly century-old Hollywood icon can feed an insatiable demand for streaming content. The takeover is Amazon’s biggest …

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Brazil’s Amazon chief Raoni tapped for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

A group of Brazilian anthropologists and environmentalists has put forward Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe as a candidate for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work protecting the Amazon rainforest. Raoni, an unmistakable Amazon icon with his large lip plate, yellow macaw-feather headdress, and earrings, …

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