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Jeff Bezos' company Amazon is probing cases that employees have accepted bribes for internal data

Amazon Finds Many New Ways to Get ‘Smart Devices’ in the Home

Amazon announced several new smart devices, including an Alexa-powered microwave and clock. If you don’t buy into the company’s vision of “thousands of these things in the home,” Amazon might just make sure they are built into the next house you buy.

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Virgil: The New Frankensteins 

As he scans the news about tech abuses—from violating privacy, to manipulating the news, to mowing down pedestrians with driverless cars—Virgil is reminded that this year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein.  

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Vanity Fair Busted Pushing Traffic Ranking Hoax to Smear Breitbart

A Vanity Fair hit piece written last week by Tina Nguyen claiming Breitbart’s Alexa U.S. ranking had fallen to #281 was proven demonstrably false. The drop in rankings resulted purely from a technical glitch by Alexa that once fixed, rocketed Breitbart’s ranking back up to #59.

An employee prepares order at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center

Amazon Brings Alexa to World of Smartphones

E-commerce giant Amazon announced on Thursday that their virtual assistant, Alexa would soon be available on smartphones, directly competing with Apple and Google’s own virtual assistants.