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EXC: Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez have Father's Day dinner at Nobu 

by Ramiro Guess (2022-08-19)

Amazon sellers also reported they were unable to log into Seller Central, an internal website used to manage customer orders, according to The outage came during the company's critical holiday shopping season and could potentially create lasting log-jams at a time when there is already a critical crunch on the supply chain.

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The company gathers a vast array of information on its U.S. customers, and it started making that data available to all upon request early last year, after trying and failing to defeat a 2018 California measure requiring such disclosures.

And they can disconnect their contacts or calendars from their smart-speaker devices if they don´t want to use Alexa´s calling or scheduling functions. Alexa users, for instance, can stop Amazon from saving their recordings or have them automatically deleted periodically.

Three delivery service partners said at 2pm ET that an Amazon app used to communicate with delivery drivers and track packages is down. This left vans that were supposed to deliver parcels sitting idle with no communication from the company, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon went down across the globe, frustrating thousands of users who are trying to purchase Christmas gifts. DownDetector , a site that monitors online outages, shows North America, parts of Europe and Asia were all experiencing issues

Be fully prepared, Books Alexa advised the kids, to refute common parent arguments such as "too violent," "too expensive" and "you´re not doing well enough in school." The information came from a third-party program used by Alexa called "wikiHow" that provides how-to advice from more than 180,000 articles, according to Amazon´s website.

The Amazon founder first became a billionaire in 1998, the year after Amazon went public as an online bookseller and has since increased his fortune by 12,425 percent — now raking in more than $140,000 per minute.

Finding information about his listening to the Quran disclosed in his Amazon file, he said, made Samirah think about the history of U.S. police and intelligence agencies surveilling Muslims for suspected terrorist links after the attacks of Sept.

The company knew every search he had made on its platform, including one for books on "progressive community organizing" and other sensitive health-related inquiries he thought were private.

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A customer can opt out of having their Alexa recordings examined, but they must navigate a series of menus and two warnings that say: "If you turn this off, voice recognition and new features may not work well for you." Asked about the warnings, Amazon said consumers who limit data collection may not be able to personalize some features, such as music playback.

Bezos, who is estimated to be worth $131.9 billion, is the third richest man in the world after Tesla owner Elon Musk, who knocked him off the top spot with a net worth of $213.9 billion and Bernard Arnault, who oversees an empire of 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora, according to Forbes.

'After one month of using this soap on my back and on the backs of my legs once a day my skin is the best it has ever looked,' a third reviewer shared.
They went on to write, 'It is worth every penny for the confidence it has given me after so many years of trying to improve the skin on my back.

The disclosure included records of more than 3,700 reading sessions since 2017, including timestamped logs - to the millisecond - of books read. Amazon also tracks words highlighted or looked up, pages turned and promotions seen.

At times, law-enforcement agencies seek data on customers from technology companies. Amazon discloses that it complies with search warrants and other lawful court orders seeking data the company keeps on an account, while objecting to "overbroad or otherwise inappropriate requests."

Amazon data for the three years ending in June 2020, the latest available, show the company complied at least partially with 75% of subpoenas, search warrants and other court orders seeking data on U.S.

The only way for customers to delete much of this personal data is to close their account, Amazon said.
The company said it retains some information, such as purchase history, after account closure to comply with legal obligations.

Amazon customers can obtain their data by filling out a form on The data reveals the company´s ability to amass strikingly intimate portraits of individual consumers. website Seven Reuters reporters also obtained their Amazon files.