Amazon Filed A Patent To Record You Before You Even Say "Alexa"
Amazon Echo devices could one day capture, process, and record audio spoken before the wake word for commands like “Play some music, Alexa.”
AOC: Facial Recognition Is Growing Amid "A Global Rise In Authoritarianism And Fascism”
Ocasio-Cortez expressed concerns after a House Oversight Committee hearing on facial recognition Wednesday.
Amazon Shareholders Rejected Employees' Call To Respond To Climate Change
Shareholders on Wednesday rejected a proposal backed by 7,700 employees to come up with a climate change plan.
Amazon Now Has A Web Form For People To Report Abuses Of Its Facial Recognition Tech
"This yet again underscores the urgent need for Amazon to get out of the surveillance business. They simply do not know what they are doing," said civil liberties attorney Matt Cagle.
A Huge Pile Of Unsold Food From Amazon Go Was Found In A Seattle Landfill
Asked about the trash with its logo on it, Amazon told BuzzFeed News that community partners who have received donated, unsold food may have discarded a heap of its individually packaged meals and grocery items.
Amazon Will Make One-Day Shipping Free For All Prime Members
Amazon plans to spend $800 million to expand Prime from a two-day to a one-day shipping standard.
Opinion: Amazon Shows It's Time For States To Stop The Corporate Welfare Bidding Wars
For decades, New York and other states engaged in economic cage matches to see who can offer the most lavish welfare packages to corporate giants. Enough.
Some Amazon Sellers Are Paying $10,000 A Month To Trick Their Way To The Top
An emerging black market offers Amazon sellers pricey ways to cheat the marketplace and mislead customers, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Why The Jonas Brothers' Comeback Is Working
Years after Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas first conquered tween hearts, they’re the first boy band to reach No. 1 in almost two decades. What’s changed?
Sign Up For Tech Giant Update — A Newsletter On Amazon, Google, Facebook, And Apple
BuzzFeed News senior technology reporter Alex Kantrowitz digs into the latest news, strategy, and inner workings of the Gang of Four.
Amazon Echo Owners Say They Can't Listen To Some Audio Snippets Accidentally Recorded By Alexa
An Amazon spokesperson said the issue is "a bug" and it's rolling out a fix early next week.
A Team At Amazon Is Listening To Recordings Captured By Alexa
An Amazon spokesperson said that "an extremely small sample of Alexa voice recordings" is annotated.
Activists Are Demanding Amazon’s Help In The Fight Against Anti-LGBT Laws In Tennessee
Amazon plans to open a new office building in Nashville, where legislators are considering banning same-sex couples from adopting.
Jeff Bezos Is Still The Richest Person In The World After Finalizing Divorce Details With MacKenzie Bezos
The Amazon CEO will retain 75% of the couple’s shares in the company, and all interests in the Washington Post and Blue Origin.
12 Books To Read Now That You've Finished "Family Trust"
Based on what other book lovers are reading.
Here's Elizabeth Warren's Plan To Break Up Huge Tech Platforms Like Facebook, Google, And Amazon
Warren would classify tech companies with global revenue of $25 billion or more as "platform utilities" and attempt to break them up via antitrust laws.
Amazon Removed Anti-Vax Documentaries From Prime Video
Anti-vax documentaries have disappeared from search results on the platform, and appear to no longer be available to Prime members for free streaming.
We’re Finally Listening To Lorena Bobbitt. Why Did It Take So Long?
Documentaries that rethink decades-old scandals, like Amazon’s Lorena, are becoming routine. But when will we start extending public empathy in real time?
As Concerns Over Facial Recognition Grow, Members Of Congress Are Considering Their Next Move
“This is a perfect issue for our committee to look into,” California Rep. Jimmy Gomez told BuzzFeed News.
Amazon Bought A Router Company You've Never Heard Of. Here Is Why It's A Huge Deal.
Experts are concerned about what Amazon’s acquisition of Eero means for consumer privacy.
Amazon Filed A Patent Application For Tech That Could Link You To Your Identity And Job
The Rekognition technology could one day scan your face, identify who you are, use visual cues to figure out the kind of work you do, and potentially track you as you move around.
Sugarless Haribo Gummy Bear Reviews On Amazon Are The Most Insane Thing You'll Read Today
Why on earth would anyone buy these sugar-free bears after reviewers warned not to eat more than 15 at a time "unless you are trying to power wash your intestines"?
We Asked New Yorkers For Their Messages To Jeff Bezos After Amazon Scrapped Its HQ Plans
"Dear Jeff, I'm glad I was spared the dick pics. Please find another community to extort."
Primaries Are Where Politics Happens Today, And That's Why The Amazon Deal Died
The old cliché is all politics is local. Today, our most meaningful politics happens during the primaries — and that's what doomed Amazon in New York.
A Leading Author Has Condemned Amazon For Selling Gay "Cure" Books
Exclusive: Damian Barr told BuzzFeed News that the bookselling website is "promoting self-harm" and profiting from hate.
Opinion: Beating Back Amazon Is Just The Beginning
It's a victory for working people, but it can’t be our high water mark. Our fight against corporate power will get bigger, bolder, and go national.
Opinion: Losing Amazon Is The Biggest Unforced Error In NYC's Economic History
Contrary to what newcomers may believe, gentrification and congestion weren't always the city's biggest problems. Sometimes we wondered if lost jobs would ever come back.
Instacart Workers’ Revolt Over Tips Reveals A Big Problem For The Gig Economy
Companies like Instacart, DoorDash, and Uber rely on workers to report problems with the app, creating an opening for both regulators and the public to criticize them.
Amazon Canceled Its Plan To Build A Second Headquarters In New York City
Residents and several local lawmakers strongly opposed the deal that would have brought another Amazon HQ to Long Island City in Queens. The company said it won't reopen the search for another location.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Claims The National Enquirer Tried To Blackmail Him Over Dick Pics
"Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I’ve decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten."