Friday, July 1, 2022

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Amazon had sales income of €44bn in Europe in 2020 but paid no corporation tax

Fresh questions have been raised over Amazon’s tax planning after its latest corporate filings in Luxembourg revealed that the company collected record sales income of €44bn (£38bn) in Europe last year but did not have to pay any corporation...

Amazon to bring pay-by-palm technology to Whole Foods

Paying for something in the shops with just a wave of your hand is a step closer to everyday reality with the news that retail giant Amazon is trialing its palm-scanning payment technology in Whole Foods.The contactless payment method,...

A room with a view: the Twitter account that spent a year staring into people’s homes

With its stately lamp and verdant window view, Hillary Clinton’s “Zoom room” is nicer than most. So when Room Rater – a Twitter account which scores the video conference backgrounds of high-profile figures – gave it nine out of...

How US Capitol attack surveillance methods could be used against protesters

Sign up for the Guardian's First Thing newsletterOver the past months, federal law enforcement has used a wide variety of surveillance technologies to track down rioters who participated in the 6 January attack on the US Capitol building –...

Far-right supporters move to open source to evade censorship

On 8 December last year, a Frenchman called Laurent Bachelier gave away a total of 28.5 bitcoins – worth $556,000 – to 22 people. On the same day, he killed himself.In suicide notes written in French and English, he...

14-hour days and no bathroom breaks: Amazon's overworked delivery drivers

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletterJames Meyers worked as a driver for several Amazon delivery service providers in Austin, Texas, for about one year until he quit in October 2020 citing the immense workloads and poor working...

'Be polite and negotiate everything': the TikTok feminist saving people from medical debt

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the greatest crisis of our generation, healthcare has been top of mind for many Americans.For the one in six Americans drowning in medical bills, reform can’t come soon enough. From riding in an ambulance to...

Huawei to seek UK court order to access HSBC records in bid to clear CFO

Huawei’s battle to prevent the extradition of its chief financial officer from Canada to the US will open a new front at the British high court on Friday when the Chinese telecoms giant seeks an application to access records...
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David Arquette, Elizabeth Marvel Join Damon Lindelof & Tara Hernandez Peacock Series ‘Mrs. Davis’

David Arquette and Elizabeth Marvel are the latest additions to the cast of Damon Lindelof and Tara Hernandez’s Peacock...
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Trailer Watch: Phoebe Robinson Is a Podcast Host Learning How to Adult in “Everything’s Trash”

Phoebe Robinson is conquering another medium with “Everything’s Trash,” a Freeform comedy based on her 2018 New York Times bestseller. The “2 Dope Queens”...

Greenwich Entertainment Buys Stewart Brand Doc ‘We Are As Gods’ (EXCLUSIVE)

A documentary on counterculture icon and environmentalist Stewart Brand will get a U.S. release via Greenwich Entertainment. The indie distributor has bought the long-gestating...

El Salvador Civil War Movie ‘Fireflies at El Mozote,’ Exec Produced by Bob Yari, Greenlit by Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

Bob Yari, whose credits include “Crash” and “Yellowstone,” will serve as executive producer on “Fireflies at El Mozote,” one of three films set in...

Sigourney Weaver Plays a Teenager in ‘Avatar 2’: ‘Thrilled to Be Given That Challenge’

“Avatar” fans have known for quite some time that Sigourney Weaver is coming back for the upcoming sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” but...