Amazon Employees Threatening Suicide on the Job, Barnes and Noble Suffering Financially, Social Media Pics Being Used for Facial Recognition, Defamation Suits for Canadian Author, CNN Sued – Whispers and Warnings – 03/13/19

Amazon Employees Threatening Suicide on the Job, Barnes and Noble Suffering Financially, Social Media Pics Being Used for Facial Recognition, Defamation Suits for Canadian Author, CNN Sued – Whispers and Warnings – 03/13/19

Suicide Threats Inside Amazon
‘Colony of Hell’: 911 Calls From Inside Amazon Warehouses
“Dozens and dozens of times over five years, calls were made from Amazon warehouses to 911 dispatchers about men and women on the brink.”

Could Barnes and Noble be the Next Casualty?
Barnes & Noble Could Succumb to the Retail Apocalypse
“Barnes & Noble’s revenue has been shrinking for years thanks to a series of comparable-store sales declines and occasional store closures. Total revenue fell from $4.2 billion in fiscal 2016 to $3.9 billion in fiscal 2017, $3.7 billion in fiscal 2018, and an estimated $3.6 billion in fiscal 2019…”

Are Your Social Media Photos Being Scanned?
Facial recognition’s ‘dirty little secret’: Millions of online photos scraped without consent
“Increasingly, those photos are coming from the internet, where they’re swept up by the millions without the knowledge of the people who posted them, categorized by age, gender, skin tone and dozens of other metrics, and shared with researchers at universities and companies.”

Former Canadian Politician/Author Facing Defamation Suits
Patrick Brown book not defamatory because its contents are true, publisher claims
“The statements at issue in the lawsuit “constitute responsible communication on matters of public interest,” including Brown’s resignation as Tory leader and the appointment of a new leader…”

Now It’s CNN’s Turn
CNN hit with $275 million defamation suit by Kentucky student
“The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann in federal court in Kentucky, seeks $275 million in compensatory and punitive damages over the videotaped incident in the nation’s capital.”

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