Amazon accuses Sen. Bernie Sanders of misrepresenting worker pay, tells workers to send him positive stories

Amazon has issued a statement defending itself from criticism by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is preparing a bill that will tax companies for money spent on their employees’ food stamps and other low-wage benefits. Amazon claims Sanders has made “misleading statements about pay and benefits” at the company, and it says it’s encouraging employees to contact Sanders with their

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Sonos is partnering with Sonance to build ceiling, in-wall, and outdoor speakers

The Sonos family of connected speakers is getting another boost today with the announcement of compatible outdoor, ceiling, and in-wall speakers to be built by Sonance. The so-called “architectural speakers” will be designed to work with the new Sonos Amp launching today. When paired with the Amp, each Sonance speaker will be able to take advantage of Sonos’ TruePlayTuning software

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The new Sonos Amp is coming to save your old speakers

In some ways, the new $600 Sonos Amp — like the decade-old Connect:Amp it’s going to replace — is one of the company’s most vital products. But it’s also a device that a lot of typical consumers are unlikely to ever buy. Having finished its recent, consumer-focused launches of the Sonos One and Sonos Beam, Sonos is now turning its

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Facebook Watch goes international

A year after it launched in the US, Facebook is taking its Watch video platform international. The company announced in a blog post this morning that the platform will be available globally, meaning partners can now reach an audience of billions of people across countries and languages. That’s a massive audience addition, and it gives Facebook access that’s on par

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How should we regulate facial recognition?

We asked the experts Facial recognition is everywhere — airports, police stations, and built into the largest cloud platforms in the world — with few federal rules to govern how it’s used. That’s been true for years, but a string of embarrassing stories in recent months has driven home exactly how dangerous the technology can be in the wrong hands,

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