Reuters: Google, Facebook, Amazon to testify in U.S. against French digital tax

Reuters: Google, Facebook, Amazon to testify in U.S. against French digital tax. “Alphabet’s Google unit, Facebook and Amazon.com are among the companies that will testify Monday at a U.S. government hearing on the French government’s digital services tax.”

TechCrunch: Hundreds of exposed Amazon cloud backups found leaking sensitive data

TechCrunch: Hundreds of exposed Amazon cloud backups found leaking sensitive data. “How safe are your secrets? If you used Amazon’s Elastic Block Storage snapshots, you might want to check your settings. New research just presented at the Def Con security conference reveals how companies, startups and governments are inadvertently leaking their own files from the cloud.”

Ars Technica: Police can get your Ring doorbell footage without a warrant, report says

Ars Technica: Police can get your Ring doorbell footage without a warrant, report says. “Hundreds of police departments around the country have partnerships with Amazon’s home surveillance brand Ring. The relationship benefits both sides: the company provides tech and software to law enforcement, and the cops both provide data to Amazon and also help sell the product to local homeowners. That alone raises troubling issues, but according to a pair of new reports, Ring also gets access to real-time 911 data, and the company helps police work around a need for search warrants when looking for footage.”

CNN: Google and Amazon say they have removed gun-related shopping results that shouldn’t have been there at all

CNN: Google and Amazon say they have removed gun-related shopping results that shouldn’t have been there at all. “Days after a pair of deadly mass shootings that killed more than 30 people, Google and Amazon acknowledged Tuesday that their shopping platforms had recently hosted offers for firearms-related products in violation of their own company policies.”

Search Engine Land: Google beats out Microsoft, Amazon, IBM in image recognition study

Search Engine Land: Google beats out Microsoft, Amazon, IBM in image recognition study. “The folks over at Perficient Digital released an image recognition study looking at the accuracy of the respective technologies. The study found that Google Vision beat out the competitors including Amazon AWS Rekognition, IBM Watson and Microsoft Azure Computer Vision.”