Peter Kafka

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Newspaper Report Cites Amazon Warehouse for “Brutal” Heat

Amazon gets high marks for customer service, but conditions at one of its distribution warehouses are reportedly unpleasant and sometimes unsafe. A story in the Allentown, Pa., Morning Call reports that workers at an Amazon facility, many of them hired by a temp agency, complained about “brutal” heat and an unrelenting pace that sent several of them to the hospital this summer. A statement from Amazon to the New York Times says the company is committed to its workers’ safety, but didn’t dispute the Morning Call’s report.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik