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Amazon drivers forced to deliver 200 parcels a day with no time for toilet breaks while earning less than minimum wage
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Drivers are being asked to deliver up to 200 parcels a day for Amazon while earning less than the minimum wage, a Sunday Mirror investigation reveals today. I hopped in a white van to spend a day with one driver and experience first-hand the intolerable p ...[Read more]
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The man who could doom Internet: Ajit Pai ignores outcry from all sides
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Over the last few weeks, critics have attacked Ajit Pai online, protesters have covered his house in cardboard signs and he has publicly squabbled with celebrities including Alyssa Milano, Mark Ruffalo and Cher. Why? Because Pai, the chairman of the Feder ...[Read more]
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Amazon – at What Cost?
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It has been a year since workers at the largest Amazon warehouse in Dunfermline were found camping out in tents in the woods, unable to afford rising rents. Once again the Amazon warehouse is back in the news. ...[Read more]
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Amazon warehouse workers taken away by ambulances after collapsing due to exhaustion
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Amazon workers are so exhausted by long hours and relentless targets they are falling asleep on their feet, according to a new investigation. Employees reportedly had timed toilet breaks, a claim denied by the company. Some were made to do compulsory ov ...[Read more]
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If FCC Repeals Net Neutrality, Elites Will Rule the Internet and the Future
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Net neutrality is the First Amendment of the Internet. It guarantees that speech is equal on the network of networks—whether the words come from Walmart, the corporate behemoth that identifies as the largest retailer in the world, or Walmart Watch, the ...[Read more]
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F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms
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The Federal Communications Commission released a plan on Tuesday to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to ...[Read more]
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The Demise of Dissent: Why the Web Is Becoming Homogenized
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We've all heard that the problem with the web is fake news, i.e. unsubstantiated or erroneous content that's designed to mislead or sow confusion. The problem isn't just fake news--it's the homogenization of the web, that is, the elimination or marginaliz ...[Read more]
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Google willde-rank RT articles to make them harder to find
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Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, says the company will “engineer” specific algorithms for RT and Sputnik to make their articles less prominent on the search engine’s news delivery services. “We are workin ...[Read more]
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Rupert Murdoch says his newspapers have been remendously damaged by the digital age
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Rupert Murdoch says his newspapers are struggling because digital advertising “has been has been tremendously damaging to print”. Speaking at News Corp’s AGM on Wednesday, the 86-year-old media tycoon said he did “not really” have any plans to b ...[Read more]
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The NSA’s Porn-Surveillance Program: Not Safe for Democracy
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Let's think through the troubling implications of the latest surveillance-state news. "The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the ...[Read more]
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Why Glenn Greenwald’s new media venture is a big deal
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Glenn Greenwald, who has published many of the most important scoops from the Edward Snowden leaks, is leaving The Guardian and setting up a new media venture with long-time journalist Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill from The Nation. The venture is being ...[Read more]
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