The Technopolar Moment

How Digital Powers Will Reshape the Global Order By Ian Bremmer November/December 2021 Sign in and save to read laterSave to PocketPrint this articleShare on TwitterShare on FacebookSend by emailGet a linkPlayDownload Article After rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, some of the United States’ most powerful institutions sprang into action to punish the […]

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Amazon’s Project Kuiper reveals design of antennas customers will use for internet-from-space constellation

17 Amazon claims they are smaller and lighter than legacy antennasBy Loren [email protected]  Dec 16, 2020, 2:00pm EST Today, Amazon revealed the design of the antennas its customers will use to tap into the company’s upcoming massive satellite constellation, Project Kuiper, designed to provide broadband internet coverage from space. The antenna, which is a phased-array design, underwent development and […]

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Amazon gets green-light to blow $10bn on 3,000+ internet satellites. All so Americans can shop more on Amazon

Jeff knows you’ve gotta spend money to make money Sat 1 Aug 2020 // 01:43 UTC51  GOT TIPS?Katyanna QuachBIOEMAILTWITTER SHARE Amazon got the stamp of approval this week from America’s communications watchdog to operate thousands of internet-relaying satellites into low Earth orbit. When exactly they will launch hasn’t been set. In fact, the design of the metallic birds are yet to be finalized, according to […]

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Why Amazon knows so much about you

By Leo Kelion You might call me an Amazon super-user. I’ve been a customer since 1999, and rely on it for everything from grass seed to birthday gifts. There are Echo speakers dotted throughout my home, Ring cameras inside and out, a Fire TV set-top box in the living room and an ageing Kindle e-reader […]


Why kids don’t trust Alexa

We tend to think of children as blindly trusting of whatever information comes their way. They’re not. by Tanya BasuDec 6, 2019 One day, Judith Danovitch overheard her son interrogating Siri on the family’s iPad. “What color shirt am I wearing?” the then four-year-old asked.  Danovitch, a researcher at the University of Louisville, says he was […]


AUDIO: Jeff Bezos and the United States of Amazon

00:00:0000:28:31 In 1994, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon, the company that has since made him the richest man in the world. Julia Carrie Wong charts the company’s success and controversies. Plus: Jim Waterson on why young people aren’t watching the news anymore  How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know Presented by India Rakusen with Julia […]

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Alexa, are you profiting from the illegal storage and analysis of kids’ voice commands?

Emergent Tech Artificial Intelligence I’m sorry, I won’t comment on ongoing litigation: Two privacy lawsuits filed against Amazon By Kieren McCarthy in San Francisco 12 Jun 2019 at 20:53 Amazon has been hit with two lawsuits in the US regarding the recording and storage of children’s voices through its Alexa digital assistant. The lawsuits [PDF] were lodged in California and Washington courts this week […]

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Amazon prevails in battle with South American countries for ‘.amazon’ domain name

BY MATT BINDER E-commerce giant Amazon has prevailed in its domain name battle with Amazon, the geographic region in South America. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, has approved of Amazon’s proposal to run the top level domain name extension “.amazon” after a 7 year dispute with more than a half dozen […]