Amazon's Alexa Reviewers Said to Be Able to Access Users' Home Addresses

An Amazon.com team auditing Alexa users’ commands has access to location data and can, in some cases, easily find a customer’s home address, according to five employees familiar with the program. The team, spread across three continents, transcribes, annotates and analyses a portion of the voice recordings picked up by Alexa. The program, whose existence Bloomberg […]

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Amazon Said to Confirm Closing Its Online Marketplace in China

Retail giant Amazon will withdraw its domestic e-commerce marketplace business in China, effective from July 18, but will keep operating its other business sections, including Amazon Web Services, Kindle e-books and cross-border operations. Facing stiff competition from local online marketplace operators, including Alibaba, JD.com as well as the fast-growing Pinduoduo, Amazon’s exit from e-commerce business […]

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Microsoft Rejects Facial-Recognition Sales on Human Rights Concerns

Microsoft recently rejected a California law enforcement agency’s request to install facial recognition technology in officers’ cars and body cameras due to human rights concerns, company President Brad Smith said on Tuesday. Microsoft concluded it would lead to innocent women and minorities being disproportionately held for questioning because the artificial intelligence has been trained on mostly […]

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