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"Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system."
what's worse: this technology becoming a standard means of corporate governance or people saying it's not a big deal and get that money ?
A group of AI researchers (including the most recent winner of the Turing Award) have called on Amazon to stop selling it's racially biased Rekognition software to law enforcement officials
According to a Twitter poll I ran, 21% of my crypto audience respondents think Elizabeth Warren’s plan is “on-mission”.
"After 2014, we started losing the benefits of the internet’s infrastructural and economical diversity. It is difficult to compete with AMZN’s and GOOG’s Cloud Services, which host a massive amount of sites for other businesses. Any website aspiring for significant traffic depends on Search and Social traffic. "Many aspects of the internet will lose their relevance, and the underlying infrastructure could be optimized only for GOOG traffic, FB traffic, and AMZN traffic. It wouldn’t conceptually be anymore a “network of networks”, but just a “network of three networks”, the Trinet, if you will. ...Read More
Dystopia on the move: seniors, bankrupted by the 2008 recession, now living in campers, working as seasonal labor at Amazon warehouses. "When Bob looked around the RV park, he recognized it as a place where the Great Recession had never ended." Inside the facility, amid a flood of inane objects created by capitalism: "The walls featured murals of Amazon’s warehouse mascot, a bloblike orange character called Peccy, along with Orwellian slogans like “Problems Are Treasures” and “Variation Is the Enemy.” Wall-mounted dispensers labeled LIL’ MEDIC offered free pain relievers. A poster ...Read More
"Investigators are looking into reports that around 10 tribe members died when they were set upon by gold miners."
Not exactly a surprise, but there are some fascinating numbers and facts in this report. I largely avoid dealing with Amazon directly, and still I'm sure they have more influence on and control of my online interactions than I realize.