Amazon to build CIA cloud

Posted March 21st, 2013 by PC Harris

The online retail has reportedly won a contract for CIA efforts to "collect everything and hang on to it forever"

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Amazon tribe disappears - A likely casualty of the war on drugs

Posted August 9th, 2011 by sharalynn

An un-contacted Amazon tribe has disappeared since a group of armed men (presumed to be Peruvian drug traffickers) overran a Brazilian guardpost near the tribe's lands. Brazilian officials are now looking for signs of the missing tribe.

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Amazon seeks ballot measure to undo California tax

Posted July 13th, 2011 by Deslock Darkstar
Tags: Inc has taken the first step toward asking California voters to repeal a new law requiring websites that forward shoppers to it to collect sales tax, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney general said on Monday.

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Amazon Associates Program in California Terminated

Amazon announced today that its Associates program is to be terminated in California, in response to a new sales tax bill that was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. "We oppose this bill because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue.", Amazon said said in an email to (now former) California Associates.

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Don’t Tell Us Amazon May Be Forced to Start Charging Sales Tax

At the end of June, a bill will be floated at Capitol Hill, proposing Amazon start collecting sales tax from its customers. Meaning, in essence, that online shopping could become more expensive.

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Hell no, we won't go... out of our way to collect sales taxes

Posted January 7th, 2011 by assawyer

Amazon is no fan of collecting state sales taxes, and it's ready to play hardball once again in its attempt to avoid the levy. An e-mail sent from the company to all of its Illinois affiliates this morning warns that, should Illinois Governor Pat Quinn sign a just-passed tax bill, Amazon is cutting off every affiliate in Illinois.

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PayPal and Amazon Become Part of Wikileaks Controversy

Posted December 7th, 2010 by NonE

"When PayPal permanently limits an account due to an Acceptable Use Policy violation, it is the company's policy to hold the funds for a period of 180 days. Once the 180-day timeframe has elapsed, 3 things can happen: 1) The funds are returned to the account holder; 2) A court or government can seize the funds or 3) The funds remain in the PayPal account." Reading AuctionBytes Blog: PayPal and Amazon Become Part of Wikileaks Controversy

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Should FTL stop using Amazon as an affiliate?

Posted December 1st, 2010 by argash

Amazon has bowed to pressure from Senator Lieberman and de-hosted the Wikileaks website.

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Police News: 'Suspicious' box turns out to be Amazon delivery

Posted November 15th, 2010 by Takeshi Kovacs

Hudson -- A Sullivan Road resident called police to report a "suspicious package" on his front porch Nov. 2 at 3:20 p.m.

The resident said he observed an unknown person leave the package and called police, according to the police report.

The officer said he could see the package was clearly labeled with the logo and asked the man if he had ordered anything from the firm recently.

The man reportedly said "Why yes, I did."

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Book about pedophilia pulled from

Posted November 12th, 2010 by followyourbliss

"The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct" was pulled from, a spokesman confirmed Thursday, after thousands of users posted angry comments and threats to boycott the site.

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