Tag: Amazon

‘Urgent Pizza:’ The Untold Story of the Largest Hack in Twitch’s History

Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. At the end of the day on a Friday in October 2014, just a few months after Amazon paid nearly $1 billion for the video game streaming website Twitch, an engineer stumbled upon what at the time was the […]

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Amazon Abandons Warehouse Plan Because San Diego Is Considering Worker Protection Law

Photo by Watchara Phomicinda/MediaNews Group/The Press-Enterprise via Getty Images On the Clock is Motherboard’s reporting on the organized labor movement, gig work, automation, and the future of work. Amazon backed out of a last-mile distribution center project near San Diego, California, because of a proposed law that would require it to pay workers more and […]

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Twitch Megaleak Reveals Amazon’s Alleged Plans For A Steam Competitor

Last week, it was revealed that Twitch had suffered a massive data breach in which information about the platform was stolen. This contained data like Twitch’s source code, payout information to streamers, and a rather interesting tidbit of information, such as how Amazon could be looking to build its own Steam competitor. Steam, for those […]

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America Is in the Midst of a Dramatic Labor Resurgence

It’s not just “large strikes,” either. In 2020, the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, a government agency that handles labor disputes, recorded under 50 official strikes resulting from union labor disputes. So far in 2021, the Cornell ILR Labor Action Tracker has recorded over 100 such strikes—and it’s only October. There are other counts out […]

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So, ‘The Boys’ Might Really Be Bringing Back Stormfront (Despite, Well, You Know) After All?

WARNING: Spoilers for The Boys Season 2 finale below.….….….…. In the aftermath of The Boys brutal Season 2 finale, Aya Cash’s Stormfront was basically reduced to a bloody stump after the white supremacist addition to The Seven pushed Homelander’s son to his breaking point with deadly results. While the show’s creator has confirmed that Stormfront […]

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The Absolute Gnarliest Halloween Masks We Could Find

Putting the “Hell” in “hello!” today are these Halloween masks, which are so unhinged—no, really, some of the jaws unhinge—that we’ve completely dissociated our brains from our bodies to bring them to your humble, spooky fall porch.  We already feel like a human clam, so why not dress up like one? What better way to […]

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Twitch Hack of 135 GB of Data Includes How Much Its Biggest Streamers Make

Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. An anonymous poster on 4Chan published 135 gigabytes of what appears to be internal data stolen from Twitch, including exactly how much money the platform’s biggest streamers make on Twitch.  On Wednesday, the poster […]

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Amazon’s Next Smart Home Product Could Be A Fridge

Amazon has quite a few smart home devices in the market, like smart speakers, smart displays, security cameras, and video doorbells. Recently they also unveiled some new additions for the home, like a robot and a smart thermostat, but that’s not all the company has up their sleeves. A report from Insider (paywall) has revealed […]

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Has High Praise For Netflix’s ‘Squid Game,’ And People Are Having Strong Reactions

Netflix’s Squid Game is poised for world domination, not only because it’s on track to be the streamer’s most-watched show ever but because a broadband provider is suing over a massive surge in traffic. And well, no wonder, for this Korean show is almost too popular. It’s not real stuff, but the show tells the […]

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The Best Deals This Week, From Exercise Bikes to Sweatpants

Stupid-hot deals on all of our favorite stuff. Damn, Jimothee. One day, you’re twirling through NYC’s fire hydrants in 90-degree temps, and the next, the weather gods have gone full PSL, Christian Girl Autumn on your ass; the air has dipped to a chilly 50-something, the leaves are dying, and The Big Sad creeps in […]

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AI Weekly: Amazon’s ‘custom’ AI features showcase the potential of unsupervised learning

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! As it has for the past several years, Amazon on Tuesday unveiled a slew of new devices including a wall-mounted Echo display, a smart thermostat, and kid-friendly, Alexa-powered video chat hardware. Among the most intriguing is Astro, a two-wheeled home […]

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Amazon’s managed Prometheus service hits general availability

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Amazon has announced that its managed Prometheus service is now generally available for all companies, after first debuting it in preview last December. Prometheus, for the uninitiated, is an open source event monitoring and alerting technology for containerized applications. Containers […]

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Amazon tells Tesla to hold its beer in contest for stupidest-robot-ever-built

Amazon held a hardware event yesterday to announce an all-new lineup of data-capturing-tools it intends to market as robot assistants and security devices. Interestingly, the general public seems to be enjoying the idea. Where Tesla was almost universally mocked for its silly robot announcement stunt, Amazon’s latest reveals have been met with a lot of […]

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Clumio brings backup-as-a-service to Amazon S3

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! With cloud spending going through the roof, the global “backup-as-a-service” market is booming. Pegged as a $8.4 billion industry last year, the data backup and recovery segment is projected to nearly double within six years as businesses continue to embrace […]

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Amazon Unveils Astro, Its At-Home Robot

Many of you might know Amazon as being an online retailer, but over the years, the company has diversified its offerings where they sell all sorts of things like e-readers, e-books, smart home gadgets, and more. It now looks like robotics could be Amazon’s next venture as they have since unveiled the Astro, an at-home […]

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You Can Request For An Invite To Purchase Amazon’s Flying Ring Drone

Last year, Amazon introduced a pretty crazy concept as far as home security is concerned, and that is the Ring Always Home Cam. This is essentially a home security video device attached to a drone which basically lets you monitor your entire home, versus regular home security cameras which can only monitor one room at […]

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Amazon Connect cloud contact center gets voice ID authentication

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added a handful of notable new features to its Amazon Connect contact center platform, including a voice ID tool to expedite customer authentication. The global cloud contact center market was pegged as a $11.5 billion […]

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Amazon QuickSight Q joins race to democratize business intelligence tools

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Amazon Web Services (AWS) last week launched QuickSight Q,  a new capability within its existing cloud-based business intelligence tools system, Amazon Quicksight, to allow users to query their data using natural language. Enterprise users can type questions about their business […]

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How Scammers Are Making Easy Money on Amazon’s Merch Store

Image: Ronny Hartmann/Contributor via Getty Images On the Clock is Motherboard’s reporting on the organized labor movement, gig work, automation, and the future of work. Merch by Amazon (MBA), the company’s platform for print-on-demand clothing, is supposed to make it easier for artists to monetize their work. The artist uploads a design to MBA, then […]

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