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Union-tracking software proposed by Amazon

By iwano@_84

Amazon has seen more attempts to unionise in recent months, including employees marching to founder Jeff Bezos's mansion
Amazon has seen more attempts to unionise in recent months, including employees marching to founder Jeff Bezos’s mansion

Amazon has responded to a leaked memo about plans to track union activity among workers by saying it is happy for its staff to join labour organisations.

The memo, viewed by website Recode and not disputed by Amazon, discusses plans for a system that would analyse data on unions alongside other threats to the company such as weather and crime.

Last month Amazon advertised for two intelligence analysts to report on union activity, among other duties.

It later withdrew the adverts.

In a statement to the BBC, Amazon said: “We respect our employees’ right to join, form or not to join a labour union or other lawful organisation of their own selection, without fear of retaliation, intimidation or harassment.

“Across Amazon, including in our fulfilment centres, we place enormous value on having

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Proposed fish farm can build half-mile pipes underwater

By iwano@_84

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The backers of a proposed yellowtail fish farm got state approval to build intake and discharge pipes from a site at Jonesport, Maine, almost a half-mile into Chandler Bay.

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The Dutch company Kingfish Maine said this week that the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands had approved a “critical” permit for its proposed fish farm, which would be located on land, the Bangor Daily News reported.

The company said last year it wants to invest $110 million in building a commercial yellowtail farm on land at the site.

The permit allows the company to dredge approximately 550 cubic yards (420 cubic meters) of material from the seafloor and to install intake and discharge pipes into the bay, a public notice about the permit application said.

The intake pipes will extend 1,200 feet (366 meters) from the low tide line and the discharge pipes would

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TikTok averts US ban following proposed deal with Oracle and Walmart

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The ban has been lifted temporarily, but questions surround a deal that would see Oracle and Walmart buy a 20% stake in the new TikTok Global.

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TikTok has skirted a government ban that would have curtailed new downloads of the app in the US. But its future remains murky.

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Following allegations that the Chinese-owned social media app collects personal data from users, which it can then share with China’s Communist government, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Aug. 6, 2020 calling for a ban. Set to go into effect on Sunday, the ban would have prohibited any US app store from distributing or maintaining the TikTok app, code, or updates. Existing users who already had the app would still have access to it but wouldn’t be able to get updates, while new users would be unable to download it

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Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

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