Amazon’s wage hike could be a “let them eat cake” solution

Yesterday, Amazon announced a big and heartening change. The company–including its recently acquired Whole Foods—is raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour. The change will begin on November 1 of this year, and will impact hundreds of thousands of employees. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to me that all employees making more than $15/hour will…

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Amazon’s patent for caging workers was “bad” idea, exec admits

Amazon, which has come under fire for treating warehouse workers “as robots,” is now deflecting criticism for a 2016 patent that proposed to house workers in cages.  The patent was highlighted in a recent article by two AI researchers, who wrote that the design illustrated “an extraordinary illustration of worker alienation, a stark moment in…

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Amazon’s Whole Foods Is Starting to Steal Trader Joe’s Shoppers

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Amazon’s facial-recognition tool misidentified 28 lawmakers as people arrested for a crime, study finds

(Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) (Kim Kyung Hoon/Reuters) by Tony Romm July 26 at 9:26 AM Email the author Amazon.com’s facial recognition tools incorrectly identified Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and 27 other members of Congress as people arrested for a crime during a test commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, the watchdog said Thursday.…

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