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WHY AMAZON REALLY RAISED ITS MINIMUM WAGE TO $15

WHY AMAZON REALLY RAISED ITS MINIMUM WAGE TO $15

AFTER MONTHS OF increased public criticism about its grueling labor practices, Amazon announced Tuesday that it would begin paying all US employees, including part-time, seasonal, and temporary workers, at least $15 an hour and all UK employees at least £9.50 (with higher wages in London) beginning November 1. The move will affect 250,000 US Amazon employees and 100,000 seasonal workers, according to the company.
'Bitcoin Bug' Exploited on Crypto Fork as Attacker Prints 235 Million Pigeoncoins

'Bitcoin Bug' Exploited on Crypto Fork as Attacker Prints 235 Million Pigeoncoins

A severe bug discovered just weeks ago in bitcoin's code has been exploited – albeit on a lesser-known cryptocurrency. The developers behind the Pigeoncoin cryptocurrency confirmed the exploit to CoinDesk on Tuesday, reporting that an unknown attacker successfully took advantage of the bug on September 26th, showcasing in the wild how it could have been used on bitcoin by printing 235 million coins worth about $15,000.
Construction Tech Firm Katerra Goes Shopping with SoftBank’s Money

Construction Tech Firm Katerra Goes Shopping with SoftBank’s Money

I know, I know. “Another SoftBank article?” While SoftBank and its portfolio of companies are far from the only major players in the PropTech space, it is important to understand its direction as the Japan-based investor is well-funded enough to move the needle with the stroke of a pen.
Research finds the sound of chirping birds can be used to hack Alexa

Research finds the sound of chirping birds can be used to hack Alexa

That innocent-sounding bird singing out its morning song may not be so innocent after all. According to scientists at Ruhr-Universitaet in Bochum, Germany, manipulated audio waves from the sounds of birds chirping could be used to launch an attack against voice assistants.
Apple CEO Tim Cook talks privacy, China and Alex Jones with HBO's VICE News Tonight

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks privacy, China and Alex Jones with HBO's VICE News Tonight

In a one-on-one interview with HBO's VICE News Tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a series of hard-hitting questions from correspondent Elle Reeves concerning data privacy, Apple's dealings in China, the Alex Jones controversy and more.
N.J. to get legal weed 'sooner than later,' Gov. Murphy says

N.J. to get legal weed 'sooner than later,' Gov. Murphy says

Hang in there, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday, New Jersey will get legal recreational marijuana "sooner than later." A vote could even happen within weeks, he added. That was Murphy's message during a Facebook Live town hall when asked a question many in the Garden State have: When will his vow to legalize pot here be realized?
Coke’s on the blockchain now

Coke’s on the blockchain now

A hardware hacker from Brasil has developed an automated vending machine that delivers Coca-Cola in exchange for Bitcoin. But don’t get your hopes up, it’ll probably be a while before we see these in the wild.
Martins Beach: U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal of billionaire Vinod Khosla

Martins Beach: U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal of billionaire Vinod Khosla

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request from Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla to weigh in on the long-running battle over Martins Beach in San Mateo County, turning down a case that could have rewritten coastal access laws in California and across the United States. Khosla, in his petition for the nation’s highest court, had argued that the California Coastal Commission violated his property rights by requiring him to obtain a permit before he could legally padlock the gates to a private road to the beach south of Half Moon Bay.
Amazon boosts minimum wage to $15 for all workers following criticism

Amazon boosts minimum wage to $15 for all workers following criticism

Amazon.com announced Tuesday that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all employees, a move that comes after the tech giant faced harsh criticism for how much it pays its workers and raises the stakes for retailers struggling to attract workers in a tight labor market. The pay increase will affect 250,000 Amazon employees and 100,000 seasonal employees hired at Amazon sites during the holiday season. It will impact full-time and part-time workers, as well as Whole Foods Market employees, and will take effect Nov. 1.


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