Shopping gurus predict a boom around this year’s Black Friday as families feeling the squeeze search for the best pre-Christmas bargains

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Because today, a Mail investigation reveals what happened after Black Friday last year, proving yet again that the number of genuine one-off deals worth sharpening your elbows for are, in truth, scarce.

As a global business, we periodically evaluate our offerings and make adjustments, wherever we operate,” a spokesperson for Amazon said in an emailed statement. “We remain committed to our customers in China.

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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.

report to make it global, and “streamlined” the information from each country on law enforcement inquiries. Asked why, Amazon said it expanded the scope of the U.S. Amazon stopped disclosing how often it complies with such requests last year.

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.

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“We have to rely on Amazon doing the right thing,” he said, “rather than being confident the data can´t be misused.” Florian Schaub, a privacy researcher at the University of Michigan, said businesses are not always transparent about what they´re doing with users´ data.

The report detailed how the Kindle business was one it had sought to expand in China, and cited an internal 2018 Amazon briefing document that said by the end of 2017, China had become Kindle’s largest global market, “accounting for 40%+ of our world device sales volume”.

Other Western internet companies, including Microsoft’s LinkedIn, Yahoo and Airbnb Inc have cut services in or retreated completely from China in recent months, amid government efforts to tighten control over online content and new laws targeting data sharing and customer privacy.

SHANGHAI, June 2 (Reuters) – said it will stop supplying retailers in China with its Kindle e-readers from Thursday and will shut its Kindle e-bookstore there next year, in the latest pullback by a U.S.

tech firm from the restrictive Chinese market.

website Seven Reuters reporters also obtained their Amazon files. 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.

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.

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

Nov 19 (Reuters) – As a Virginia lawmaker, Ibraheem Samirah has studied internet privacy issues and debated how to regulate tech firms´ collection of personal data.

Still, he was stunned to learn the full details of the information Inc has collected on him.

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.

Such information can reveal a person´s height, weight and health; their ethnicity (via clues contained in voice data) and political leanings; their reading and buying habits; their whereabouts on any given day, and sometimes whom they have met.

Amazon collects data on consumers through its Alexa voice assistant, its e-commerce marketplace, Kindle e-readers, Audible audiobooks, its video and music platforms, home-security cameras and fitness trackers.

Be fully prepared, Alexa advised the kids, Apple 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.

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