Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told staff in a note to employees on Saturday they are “providing a vital service to people everywhere” by delivering goods to people’s doorsteps during the coronavirus pandemic. “I’m not alone in being grateful for the work you are doing,” Bezos wrote. “Your efforts are being noticed at the highest levels of government, and President Trump earlier this week thanked this...
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States Are Taking Baby Steps Toward Protecting Kids Online
Seat belts protect children in cars. Safety standards protect children from faulty or dangerous toys. All these are the result of regulatory mandates. And yet for far too long, social media companies have been allowed to develop addictive design features such as endless scroll, autoplay and push alerts that keep kids and teens hooked on their products. The longer vulnerable kids and teens are...
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