Amazon Posts Record $3.6 Billion Profit in First Three Months of 2019 – This Week in Tech – 04/28/2019

Amazon Posts Record $3.6 Billion Profit in First Three Months of 2019

Amazon announced record first quarter profits on Thursday, more than doubling the amount made during the same period last year…


This ISP Is Offering a ‘Fast Lane’ for Gamers…For $15 More per Month

For years gamers have been targeted with products that promise to give them a unique edge in online competition—provided they’re willing to pony up the extra cash. Whether it’s pricey, overdesigned routers that promise a speed and latency advantage, or a service that promises “priority routing” over the internet, these services often aren’t worth the added cost…


Tim Cook Says That Apple Donates $0 to Political Candidates and That He Refuses to Have a PAC Because They ‘Shouldn’t Exist’

Apple is the rare corporation that keeps its pocketbook out of political elections by having no formal political action committee (PAC), CEO Tim Cook said on Tuesday, speaking at the Time 100 event…


Samsung Retrieving All Galaxy Fold Units

After postponing the Samsung Galaxy Fold launch for an indefinite period due to various reviewers’ reports of breaking screens, the Korean company is reportedly retrieving all samples of the device…


Amazon’s Warehouse-Worker Tracking System Can Automatically Fire People Without a Human Supervisor’s Involvement

Amazon’s demanding culture of worker productivity has been revealed in multiple investigations. But a new report indicates that the company doesn’t just track worker productivity at its warehouses – it also has a system that can automatically fire them…


Wife-Tracking Apps Are One Sign of Saudi Arabia’s Vile Regime. Others Include Crucifixion…

Credit where it’s due. The Saudi Absher app, just described as “inhuman” by two clearly terrified Saudi refugees, also has some fabulous user reviews on its supplier websites, Apple and Google Play…


As Measles Returns, Indiegogo Joins Other Tech Platforms in Banning Anti-Vaccine Campaigns

The last year has been the worst on record in the US for measles outbreaks since the disease was declared ‘eradicated’ in 2000. Even though vaccination rates across the country are still high, (according to the CDC) there remains some communities where disinformation campaigns which claim that ‘vaccines are dangerous’ (often called ‘anti-vaxx’ campaigns) have led to parents refusing to vaccinate their children. Sadly, this can lead to a deadly outbreak when members of the public are exposed to someone who has picked up the disease, often overseas. Measles is highly contagious and can be fatal, especially amongst children…

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