United States Postal Service at risk

The United States Postal Service, in desperate need of emergency funding, is reported to be reviewing its package delivery fees. President Donald Trump has long said it should charge companies like Amazon far more for its services. But Amazon’s owner, Jeff Bezos, also owns The Washington Post – long a focus of Trump’s attacks. Al … Read more United States Postal Service at risk

Elon Musk Puts Two Homes on Market After Vow to Sell Most Possessions

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk listed two of his California homes for sale Sunday, days after announcing that he would get rid of most of his possessions. He’s seeking a combined $39.5 million for the Bel Air properties, including one that was previously owned by the late Gene Wilder, according to the listings … Read more Elon Musk Puts Two Homes on Market After Vow to Sell Most Possessions

Activists Paint Mural Outside Jeff Bezos’s Home to Demand PPE for Amazon Workers

Activists painted a mural outside the Washington home of Amazon owner Jeff Bezos on April 29 to demand improved protections for the company’s employees, local media reported. The Washington Post, which Bezos owns, said, “Neighbors paused to take pictures of the message or marvel at the red silhouettes of masked workers drawn on the ground.” … Read more Activists Paint Mural Outside Jeff Bezos’s Home to Demand PPE for Amazon Workers

Walton Family’s Wealth Climbs to $165.7 Billion With Recession-Resilient Walmart

The fortunes of the Walton family — the pioneers of American bargain shopping — have reached new heights during a pandemic that has otherwise obliterated trillions of dollars of value across global markets. The combined net worth of siblings Alice, Jim and Rob Walton has climbed 2.6% this year to $165.7 billion as recession-wary shoppers … Read more Walton Family’s Wealth Climbs to $165.7 Billion With Recession-Resilient Walmart

Amazon Opens Larger Go Grocery Store in Hometown Seattle

Amazon.com Inc. is taking aim at the urban grocery market with a larger version of its cashierless Go convenience store. The company on Tuesday opened the first Go Grocery, located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, not far from the online retailer’s headquarters. The store is about five times the size of a typical Amazon Go … Read more Amazon Opens Larger Go Grocery Store in Hometown Seattle

World’s Richest Lost $139 Billion After Markets Tanked Over Coronavirus Fears

The world’s 500 richest people lost a combined $139 billion Monday as markets buckled amid fears that the coronavirus will hammer the global economy. It’s the biggest wealth drop for the group since the Bloomberg Billionaires Index began tracking that figure in October 2016. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average each dropped more … Read more World’s Richest Lost $139 Billion After Markets Tanked Over Coronavirus Fears

Analysis: Facebook takes Israeli cyber surveillance firm to court

Facebook is taking an Israeli cyber surveillance firm to court next week, for allegedly hacking users of its encrypted messaging service WhatsApp. The social media giant accused the NSO Group of hacking into the phones of nearly 1,400 users in October. Among them were human rights activists, political dissidents and journalists. The NSO Group disputes … Read more Analysis: Facebook takes Israeli cyber surveillance firm to court

Khashoggi murder: Western powers are ‘sending the wrong message’ | UpFront (Special interview)

Agnes Callamard, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions, who has been investigating the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi recently co-authored a report that suggests Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) hacked a mobile phone belonging to Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon and The Washington Post. “I believe,” Callamard said, “the hacking … Read more Khashoggi murder: Western powers are ‘sending the wrong message’ | UpFront (Special interview)

Are the US and Iran on the path to war? | UpFront (Full)

In this episode of UpFront, we debate tensions between the United States and Iran with former Iranian diplomat Seyed Hossein Mousavian and former US Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt. And in a special interview, we ask UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard about her investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and her report that … Read more Are the US and Iran on the path to war? | UpFront (Full)

#ICYMI | Saudis “HACK” Bezos!

Saudis hack Bezos: If Amazon tech genius falls for WhatsApp scam, what chance do the rest of us have? Hats, or Keffiyehs, off to Saudi Arabia, because if reports are true that they managed to hack the phone of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, then that’s like hacking Tony Stark! It’s alleged that the hacking began … Read more #ICYMI | Saudis “HACK” Bezos!