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Amazon Web Services to invest in Chile for the long-term: executive

“Carlson declined to say whether both Chile and Argentina were still in the running for an Amazon data center” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Amazon Web Services is looking to invest in Chile for the long-term as part of a larger Latin American expansion plan, a senior executive said on Wednesday after meeting with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera. Adding more data centers close to clients reduces latency and helps Amazon handle an influx of customers moving operations to the cloud.Both Chile and Argentina – two of…

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Target has Amazon in its sights after quarterly growth

“Target grew both in-store traffic by 3.7 percent, which the company said is the strongest in over 10 years, and online traffic sales by 28 percent in the period” writes Chris O’meara for washingtonexaminer.com. Target recently began offering free two-day shipping, which Cornell said is possible because the company leverages its physical stores as shipping points.The retailer continues to expand its delivery options and further link its online and in-store services to compete with Amazon.Despite the growth, investors were concerned about the outlook for the retailer as it spends significantly…

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Amazon deals for May 23: Kindle Paperwhite e-readers, Black+Decker vacuums, camping gear, watches, and more

“Father’s Day is fast approaching, so if you haven’t done your shopping yet, check out Amazon’s deals on premium brand watches to decorate his wrist and cover your butt” writes Carlos Cadorniga for mashable.com. There are also great deals on Amazon devices like the Kindle Paperwhite for summer reading (or if your dad is a book buff). There are even great deals on vacuums from brands like Dirt Devil, Black+Decker, and SharkNinja. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Civil rights groups concerned as FOIA request shows cities’ law enforcement adopted Amazon’s Rekognition facial recognition tech without prior public discourse

“But the vast expansion of facial recognition and other image-scanning technology has been highly controversial and given rise to privacy concerns” writes Elizabeth Dwoskin Has for washingtonpost.com. She said that she worried that people’s civil rights are violated when law enforcement keeps their images in a database even after they are proved innocent or were never charged. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Amazon’s facial recognition is now aiding US law enforcement

“The federal government could use this facial recognition technology to continuously track immigrants as they embark on new lives” writes Tristan Greene for thenextweb.com. Go deeper: Empowering law enforcement with better tools is a good thing.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Northern California chapter today revealed documents and emails indicating Amazon aided law enforcement agencies in the US with the development and deployment of facial recognition technology. Source: thenextweb.com Share This:

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Chile’s President Pinera to meet VP Amazon Web Services: sources

“SANTIAGO (Reuters) – President Sebastian Pinera will meet Amazon Web Services Vice President Teresa Carlson on Wednesday, three government sources told Reuters on Tuesday, as the company eyes expansion in Latin America” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Carlson, who is vice president, worldwide public sector, visited Argentina this week after the company opened an office in Buenos Aires last month. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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