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Feb 20, 2020 at 21:40.

Let's Not Rely on Billionaires To Fund Climate Action

Let's Not Rely on Billionaires To Fund Climate Action

This week, the richest man in the world announced that he will give $10 billion dollars to the fight to stop the climate crisis. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his new fund in an Instagram post on Sunday.

“Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet,” Bezos wrote. “I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of...

Feb 19, 2020 at 21:48.

The Jeff Bezos Climate Superpower That's Bigger Than $10 Billion

The Jeff Bezos Climate Superpower That's Bigger Than $10 Billion

The richest guy on Earth has decided maybe spending a few bucks to save the planet isn’t such a bad idea.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, decided to kick Earth $10 billion to stave off catastrophic climate change. And you know what, that’s fine. I remain deeply skeptical of billionaires and their motives for philanthropy, but I’m not here to slag Bezos about his giving habits. I’m here to make just...

Feb 18, 2020 at 05:41. 21 comments

Billionaire Jeff Bezos Figures He Might as Well Try to Help the Planet He Currently Lives On

Billionaire Jeff Bezos Figures He Might as Well Try to Help the Planet He Currently Lives On

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who with a net worth of $130 billion is currently the world’s richest man, announced that he was creating the Bezos Earth Fund on Monday. The fund is a $10 billion global initiative that aims to fund “any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world.”

It Grows

Evil had a great holiday season: Amazon now has over 150 million Prime...

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Feb 14, 2020 at 11:24. 12 comments

Amazon Wins Court Injunction, Halting Work on $10 Billion JEDI Contract It Lost to Microsoft

Amazon Wins Court Injunction, Halting Work on $10 Billion JEDI Contract It Lost to Microsoft

A federal judge just put the brakes on a major military contract after Amazon argued it only lost out to rival Microsoft because the president wanted to “screw” CEO Jeff Bezos .

This injunction marks the latest development in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project’s ongoing saga. The contract—an up to $10 billion purchase order to set up cloud computing services for the...

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Feb 11, 2020. 11 comments

Amazon, Still Sore Over Lost $10 Billion JEDI Contract, Calls on Trump to Testify

Amazon, Still Sore Over Lost $10 Billion JEDI Contract, Calls on Trump to Testify

The intentionally public feud between two powerful and deeply unlikeable men continues—this time over a lucrative government contract which was awarded to Amazon rival Microsoft in October . Who will win, and can it please be neither of them?

The contract in question, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), is more or less a Defense Department purchase order for $10 billion worth of...

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Feb 08, 2020. 17 comments

Amazon Warehouse in Texas Was More Dangerous Than Working in a Prison—and It's Gotten Worse, Leaked Documents Show

Amazon Warehouse in Texas Was More Dangerous Than Working in a Prison—and It's Gotten Worse, Leaked Documents Show

Mandatory injury reports Amazon submitted to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have thus far painted a broad picture of its operations as unusually dangerous, well above the warehousing industry average. New logs obtained by Gizmodo for one of the company’s oldest warehouses in Texas show a meaningful increase in the rate at which its workers are getting hurt, too.

Amazon is...

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Feb 04, 2020. 16 comments

Cars Outside Jeff Bezos' DC House Racked Up Nearly $17,000 in Parking Tickets During $12 Million Renovation

Cars Outside Jeff Bezos' DC House Racked Up Nearly $17,000 in Parking Tickets During $12 Million Renovation

Cars parked outside $12 million renovation project at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ D.C. mansion were tagged with at least 564 separate parking tickets costing nearly $17,000, of which $5,600 were listed as unpaid in DMV records, WUSA 9 recently reported.

Bezos bought the 27,000 square foot mansion in Kalorama (which used to be the Textile Museum) for $23 million in 2016, conveniently close to the...

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Feb 01, 2020. 17 comments

Amazon's Tax Claims Are Riddled With Bullshit

Amazon's Tax Claims Are Riddled With Bullshit

Despite deserved outrage for paying effectively $0 in federal income taxes two years running, Amazon would like us to believe it has become a model corporate citizen. They even blogged about it!

Unsurprisingly, the story Amazon weaves about itself is held together largely by half-truths and misrepresentation. “Amazon has a $15 minimum wage,” the post brags, neglecting that the base pay raise...

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Jan 31, 2020. 18 comments

It Grows

It Grows

Evil had a great holiday season: Amazon now has over 150 million Prime subscribers, the company announced in Q4 2019 numbers released on Thursday. The massive growth numbers sent the company’s market cap surging to over $1 trillion and made CEO Jeff Bezos an estimated $13.2 billion in a matter of minutes.

Over 150 million is a significant uptick from Amazon’s April 2018 disclosure of over 100...

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Jan 30, 2020. 21 comments

Jack Ma Donates $14 Million For Coronavirus Vaccine, Like Average U.S. Family Donating $33

Jack Ma Donates $14 Million For Coronavirus Vaccine, Like Average U.S. Family Donating $33

Tech billionaire Jack Ma has donated $14.5 million to help develop a vaccine for the new coronavirus that has killed at least 170 people and sickened over 7,700. Ma is China’s wealthiest person with an estimated $41.8 billion, which means that his donation is roughly equivalent to the average American household donating $33.

Ma founded Alibaba, the world’s largest online retailer, and is often...

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Jan 27, 2020. 14 comments

Facebook Gives Unintelligible Response to Jeff Bezos Hack, Deciding to Blame iOS

Facebook Gives Unintelligible Response to Jeff Bezos Hack, Deciding to Blame iOS

The news that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally sent malware to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos , which led to the compromise of massive amounts of data from Bezos’ phone, has taken the tech world by storm. While the spotlight has been focused on the plot’s outlandishness, in recent days the attention has shifted to WhatsApp, the app used to send the malware, and its parent company,...

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Jan 23, 2020. 12 comments

All These Extremely Powerful People May Want to Double Check They Weren’t Hacked by a Saudi Prince

All These Extremely Powerful People May Want to Double Check They Weren’t Hacked by a Saudi Prince

In early 2018, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took a sweeping tour of the U.S. as part of a strategy to rebrand Saudi Arabia’s ruling monarchy as a modernizing force and pull off his “Vision 2030” plan—hobnobbing with a list of corporate execs and politicians that reads like a who’s who list of the U.S. elite. The trip was so heavily promoted by the Saudis that 200,000 copies of a...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Jan 22, 2020. 17 comments

Report: Saudi Crown Prince Personally Sent Malware to Jeff Bezos, Possibly to Steal Those Dick Pics

Report: Saudi Crown Prince Personally Sent Malware to Jeff Bezos, Possibly to Steal Those Dick Pics

Here’s another twist in the mystery of just how pictures of Amazon CEO and billionaire Washington Post owner Jeff Bezo’s dick , along with sexts to his then-mistress Lauren Sanchez , ended up in the hands of the National Enquirer last year: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have personally infected his phone with malware in May 2018.

That’s according to a Tuesday report in the...

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Alyse Stanley Alyse Stanley Jan 13, 2020. 8 comments

Why Won't Jeff Bezos Send Dick Picks to Help Save the Koalas?

Why Won't Jeff Bezos Send Dick Picks to Help Save the Koalas?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been making headlines lately after giving $690,000 (1 million in Australian dollars) to help Australia recover after devastating bushfires burned 26.4 million acres—and counting.

But, now let me pose you a query, dear reader: What if he’d whipped his dick out?

I sincerely apologize for conjuring that mental image, but I swear it’s relevant. Because a pivotal bit of...

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Dec 20, 2019.

Sanders Asks OSHA to Release Detailed Injury Data for Every Amazon Facility

Sanders Asks OSHA to Release Detailed Injury Data for Every Amazon Facility

Bernie Sanders will not quit until Jeff Bezos is reduced to dust.

Earlier this month, Gizmodo obtained vital Occupational Safety and Health Administration data about Amazon’s massive fulfillment center in Staten Island. It revealed what workers had long suspected to be true, albeit now proven by data tracked internally by the company itself: a truly staggering rate and severity of injuries....

Dec 18, 2019. 23 comments

Is It Too Late to Stop Amazon?

Is It Too Late to Stop Amazon?
Decade's EndDecade's EndGizmodo, io9, and Earther look back at our passing decade and look ahead at what kind of future awaits us in the next ten years.

The brain-splitting moment happened about a week ago. A video (watermarked with the logo of a camera from Ring, an Amazon company) showing a man delivering an Amazon package, finding a box of snacks on a porch, then dancing went viral. My mind...

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Whitney Kimball Whitney Kimball Dec 18, 2019. 10 comments

This Is How You Paint Jeff Bezos

This Is How You Paint Jeff Bezos

The National Portrait Gallery of Washington, D.C., is currently displaying a psychological thriller of a painting: “Untitled, Jeffrey P. Bezos,” 2019. We won’t ask why the gallery would choose to display a six-by-five-and-a-half portrait of the 2019 fundraising gala honoree as it enjoys a new spate of VIP interest and oh, by the way, reported an $11 million annual budget for FY 2017. More...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Dec 10, 2019. 10 comments

Amazon Says It Lost $10 Billion Military Contract Because Trump Wanted to 'Screw' Jeff Bezos

Amazon Says It Lost $10 Billion Military Contract Because Trump Wanted to 'Screw' Jeff Bezos

Amazon thinks it lost a military cloud computing contract worth $10 billion to rival Microsoft because our vendetta-addled president wanted to personally “screw” CEO Jeff Bezos, court documents show.

Per the New York Times, Amazon wrote in a federal court complaint unsealed on Monday that Pentagon officials reviewed outdated Amazon submissions for the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative...

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Bryan Menegus Bryan Menegus Nov 26, 2019. 21 comments

Exclusive: Amazon's Own Numbers Reveal Staggering Injury Rates at Staten Island Warehouse

Exclusive: Amazon's Own Numbers Reveal Staggering Injury Rates at Staten Island Warehouse

Since opening in September 2018, Amazon’s massive fulfillment center on New York’s Staten Island has garnered a reputation as grueling and unsafe, even among a logistics network broadly criticized as such. Now, leaked company documents reveal that injury rates at the warehouse, known as JFK8, are over three times the industry average. What’s unclear is if these numbers are at all anomalous...

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Dell Cameron Dell Cameron Nov 21, 2019. 11 comments

Amazon Faces Heat From Senators Over Ring Doorbell Security Practices

Amazon Faces Heat From Senators Over Ring Doorbell Security Practices

Citing the potential for sensitive footage “detailing the lives of millions of Americans” to fall into the hands of hackers and foreign spies, a group of a U.S. lawmakers are demanding to know more about how Ring, Amazon’s home security company, is protecting its customers’ data.

In a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday, five Democratic U.S. senators made public their concerns about...

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