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Amazon’s Alexa Poses Deadly ‘Challenge’ to 10-Year-Old Girl: Stick Metal in a Power Outlet

An owner of an Amazon Alexa home assistant is claiming that the device issued a sick challenge to her 10-year-old daughter. In a video posted online, when the Amazon device was asked for a “challenge,” Alexa replied: “The challenge is simple: plug in a phone charger about halfway into a wall outlet, then touch a penny to the exposed prongs,” tempting the child to electrocute herself.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Internal Amazon Documents Show Alexa Owners Aren’t Using Devices

According to a recent report, Amazon is aware that many owners of its Alexa devices are not using them after as little as two weeks of use. According to internal documents viewed by Bloomberg, as many as 25 percent of Amazon’s smart home assistants become expensive paperweights just weeks after being activated.

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‘I Want Them to Answer for This:’ Families of Amazon Workers Killed in Tornado Speak Out Against Company

E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly facing criticism and scrutiny by the families of workers killed and injured when an Illinois warehouse collapsed during a tornado over its safety policies.  The building collapse killed at least six Amazon employees, with the sister of one casualty saying: “I want them to answer for this, I want this to be a starting point of places taking the lives of their employees seriously and treating them as more than a number.”

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Amazon Employee Group in New York Calls for Worker Vote on Unionization

An Amazon employee group created by warehouse workers in Staten Island, New York, announced that it aims to vote on unionization in the near future. The group said in a statement: “Workers are demanding Amazon to stop their union busting practices and allow workers to use their rights to organize towards collective bargaining without interference.”

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Rigged: Investigation Finds Amazon Brands and Exclusives Hold Top Spot in 7 Out of 10 Product Searches

According to a recent report, e-commerce giant Amazon purposefully ranks its own products above other higher-rated competitors on its platform. According to an investigation by the Markup, “We found that knowing only whether a product was an Amazon brand or exclusive could predict in seven out of every 10 cases whether Amazon would place it first in search results.”

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Elon Musk Rockets Past Jeff Bezos to Become World’s Richest Man

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s net worth has ballooned to $233 billion, zooming past Jeff Bezos and making him the richest man in the world according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk commented on surpassing Bezos, saying: “I’m sending a giant statue of the digit ‘2′ to Jeffrey B., along with a silver medal.”

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