- A Frontline documentary, "Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos," exposes the privacy and product safety risks the huge company poses
- Data collection is the cornerstone and goal that drives Amazon's many businesses
- Even if customers receive dangerous or fraudulent products from Amazon they cannot sue the retail giant
- Amazon's Echo products gather personal information from listening in people's homes
- Amazon has partnered with both the CIA and police departments in projects that raise surveillance questions
"In order to bring them into line, we would actually take them out of automated merchandising, take their prices up to list price. We would put references on the product page, their product page saying, 'You want this cheaper? You want this book on this topic for a way cheaper price? Click here.'And we’d send them to whoever we thought their worst competitor was. That was how Amazon forced their vendors to comply. But that's an old Walmart trick. It wasn’t like Amazon created that."
A Frontline documentary, "Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos," exposes the privacy and product safety risks the huge company poses.