Amazon Fires Employees For Leaking Customer Email Addresses And Phone Numbers


Waymo's Anca Dragan and Ike Robotics CTO Jur van den Berg are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI: Kirsten Korosec



The road to “solving” self-driving cars is riddled with challenges from perception and decision making to figuring out the interaction between human and robots. Today we’re announcing that joining us at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI on March 3 at UC Berkeley are t…

In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 followers: David Teten



Celebrities or influencers with millions of followers have a large service industry and tech stack to serve their needs. But the standard toolkit of a microinfluencer is still evolving.

Amazon fires employees for leaking customer email addresses and phone numbers: Zack Whittaker



Amazon has fired a number of employees after they shared customer email address and phone numbers with a third-party “in violation of our policies.” The email to customers sent Friday afternoon, seen by TechCrunch, said an employee was “terminated” for sharin…

A billion medical images are exposed online, as doctors ignore warnings: Zack Whittaker



Despite warnings from security researchers, the number of exposed images has risen.

Cross-border investments aren’t dead, they’re getting smarter: Yohei Nakajima



In recent years, the venture capital and startup worlds have seen a significant shift towards globalization. More and more startups are going global and breaking borders.

Instagram's Boomerang evolves with SloMo, Echo, & Duo effects: Josh Constine



Nearly five years after launching, Instagram’s back-and-forth video loop maker Boomerang is finally getting a big update. Users will now be able to add SlowMo, motion, “Echo” blurring, and “Duo” rapid rewind special effects to their Boomerangs, as well as tri…

CES takes half-baked stance on cannabis: Matt Burns



A cannabis company won a CES award for 2020. Called Keeps, the desktop storage device features biometric security to secure cannabis products, and looks good while doing it. The CTA gave them an Innovations Award Nominee in October and then weeks later told t…

GM to release an electric Hummer pickup, per report: Matt Burns



General Motors could be bringing back the Hummer brand. According to this report by the Wall Street Journal, an all-electric Hummer pickup will be sold under the GMC brand and LeBron James is enlisted to help market the vehicle. There are no details about the…

Alphabet's controversial chief legal officer David Drummond is leaving, saying he has decided to retire: Connie Loizos



The changing of the guard at Alphabet continues. Roughly one month after Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced they’d be stepping down as the CEO and president of the search giant’s parent company, one of their top lieutenants, Alphabet’s chief…

Rappi and Oyo pare staff as Vision Fund companies trim costs, target profits: Alex Wilhelm



This week we’ve covered layoffs at unicorns both inside the Vision Fund and out. This afternoon we add two more to our list: Oyo and Rappi. The staff reductions are surprising — and not. They are surprising, as Oyo (India-based, low-cost hotels) and Rappi (La…



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