Amazon.com Inc said it was removing certain images after messages using extremely strong racist abuse appeared on some listings on its UK website when users searched for Apple’s AirPods and other similar products.
The message sparked outrage on Twitter, with the topic “AirPods” trending in the United Kingdom.
“We are removing the images in question and have taken action on the bad actor,” an Amazon spokeswoman told Reuters on Sunday. She did not elaborate more on the “bad actor.”
Screenshots and video grabs of the messages were trending on Twitter, with users sharing the images.
The listings with the abusive messages were no longer visible on the Amazon UK website and it was not clear how long they were there for.
In April, several of Amazon’s foreign websites, including the UK domain, were added to the U.S. trade regulator’s “notorious markets” report on marketplaces known for counterfeiting and piracy concerns.
Amazon strongly disagreed with the report at that time, describing it as a “purely political act.” (Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru Editing by Frances Kerry)
Source:- Financial Post
Edited by Harry Miller
BlackburnNews.com – COVID-19 caseload plateau extends – BlackburnNews.com
COVID-19 caseload plateau extends
July 14, 2020 7:31am
The COVID-19 caseload in Sarnia-Lambton has not changed in over a week.
Lambton Public Health says 259 of the 286 confirmed cases in the community have been deemed resolved, and there are just two active cases.
No related deaths have been reported since June 6, and the death toll stands at 25.
To date, the health unit has received results from 14, 408 tests, of which 98 per cent have been negative.
Monday, Bluewater Health reported that there are no patients in hospital confirmed to have the virus, 14 are suspected of having it with tests pending.
Ubisoft harassment allegations: Montreal employees welcome management shakeup – Montreal Gazette
Ubisoft named Christophe Derennes as the new director of its Montreal studios, Monday, in response to sexual harassment allegations that have shaken the video game giant to its core.
Saturday saw the departure of three high-level employees, including Yanis Mallat, head of the company’s Canadian studios. In Paris, Ubisoft’s chief creative officer, Serge Hascoët, resigned, as did Cécile Cornet, director of human resources.
“It was a surprise,” said one of the Ubisoft employees contacted for this story, all of whom wished to remain anonymous. “A lot of individuals, myself included, didn’t think things would go this far, in terms of the company’s reaction to the issue.
“There were certain individuals who were seen as untouchable in terms of their positions of power; seeing two of them lose their jobs was a welcome change, and a sign that the company is taking things seriously.”
Known for hit video games including the Assassin’s Creed series, Ubisoft counts 18,000 employees around the world, of which 22 per cent are women. In a statement released Saturday, CEO Yves Guillemot regretted that “Ubisoft hasn’t been able to guarantee its collaborators a safe and inclusive work environment. It’s not acceptable.”
Google accidentally shows off the Pixel 4a to the world – GSMArena.com news – GSMArena.com
Take a look at the Google Pixel 4a, courtesy of Google itself. The official render went up on Google’s Canadian store page where an image of the Nest WiFi should have been. Technically we’ve already seen the Pixel 4a, but it’s nice to have the design confirmed once and for all.
The Pixel 4a has a single selfie camera embedded into the display, a single rear camera with a flash, capacitive fingerprint scanner and a headphone jack. The date on the phone’s screen – May 12 – seemingly confirms that Google was planning to unveil the Pixel 4a at its I/O conference, but decided to push the announcement back.
The Pixel 4a has been getting certifications left and right these past few weeks, which would signify that it’s on its way to being official very soon. However some rumors point to a fall launch, namely October. We’ll keep you posted!
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