Amazon Worker Email to Jeff Bezos Exposed Huge Payroll Issues: Report

An email sent to Jeff Bezos from an Amazon worker who was on leave triggered an internal investigation that exposed flaws with the company’s payroll system, The New York Times reported.

Tara Jones, an Oklahoma Amazon warehouse worker, emailed Bezos in 2020 to tell him she was being underpaid $90 out of $540 she was supposed to get in her paycheck, The Times reported. She had a newborn baby at the time, The Times said.

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How to Host a Virtual Watch Party: 5 Different Ways

It’s easy to watch TV shows and movies simultaneously with others, without being in the same room. Here’s how to host a virtual watch party.

Movie nights have always been an excellent and super simple way to spend time with friends and family. It’s a casual way to get together, have some snacks, and dive into a flick. Nowadays, getting together with people in person is a bit more complicated, but that doesn’t mean movie nights are out of the question. Why not have a virtual watch party?

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What Is AI Bias and How Can Developers Avoid It?

 

This is why we need more indigenous people in tech and learning STEM because the AI is adopting the biases of it’s coders…..

Artificial intelligence capabilities are expanding exponentially, with AI now being utilized in industries from advertising to medical research. The use of AI in more sensitive areas such as facial recognition software, hiring algorithms, and healthcare provision, have precipitated debate about bias and fairness.

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Amazon Now Requires Police to Make Requests for Ring Footage Public

Amazon Ring

Smart home feeds are a fantastic way to catch criminals in the act, but if mishandled, it gives agencies the power to spy on residents without their permission or knowledge. So now, Amazon has declared that if the police want to use Nest footage to solve a crime, they must do so in a public and easily accessible way.

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Inside This Amazon Scientist’s $25 Million Plan to Turn 12 Abandoned Acres in Jackson, Mississippi Into a Tech Hub | Inc.com

Nashlie Sephus’s latest venture isn’t just a moonshot. It’s a homecoming. Her goal: Create a tech hub out of 12 abandoned acres of vacant lots and derelict buildings in the heart of downtown Jackson, Mississippi.

The 35-year-old has spent the past four years splitting her time between Jackson, her hometown, and Atlanta, where she works as an applied science manager for Amazon’s artificial intelligence initiative. Amazon had acquired Partpic, the visual recognition technology startup where she was chief technology officer, in 2016 for an undisclosed sum. In 2018, she founded the Bean Path, an incubator and technology consulting nonprofit in Jackson that she says has helped more than 400 local businesses and individuals with their tech needs.

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How to Stop Companies From Listening to Your Voice Assistant Recordings

I delete my google recordings once a month… and that was before I knew people were listening although I always assumed they were…

It’s been in the news for weeks: Employees and contractors at Amazon, Google, Apple, and Microsoft are listening to recordings of you talking to voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana. Here’s how to stop humans from listening in. Continue reading

Amazon Keeps Your Voice Recordings Forever

Just like Google says they don’t lol I don’t trust em…

Every time you speak to Alexa, it sends a recording of your voice to Amazon’s servers. If you’ve ever wondered how long Amazon keeps that transcript, the company has an answer for you. Indefinitely—or until you delete the data manually. Continue reading