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WIRE: AMAZON wages secret war on American privacy, documents show…

In recent years, Amazon.com Inc has killed or undermined privacy protections in more than three dozen bills across 25 states, as the e-commerce giant amassed a lucrative trove of personal data on millions of American consumers.Amazon executives and staffers detail these lobbying victories in confidential documents reviewed by Reuters.In Virginia, the company boosted political donations tenfold…

Brazil Amazon deforestation up 22% in one year

published : 19 Nov 2021 at 08:45 Deforestation has gained pace in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest despite officials’ claims that the government is being more forceful against environmental crimes. BRASILIA: Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose by almost 22 percent from August 2020 to July 2021 compared with the same period the year before, reaching the…