Feds: Amazon Staffers Took Bribes to Prop Up Sketchy Merchants, Products

(Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images) Sketchy merchants have been bribing Amazon employees and contractors to reinstate unsafe and counterfeit products on the e-commerce site and manipulate reviews, according to the US Justice Department.  On Friday, federal officials announced indictments against six suspects who allegedly paid more than $100,000 to Amazon employees and contractors in commercial … Read more

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Data centers: Why disaster recovery preparation is even more important during a pandemic

A successful disaster recovery strategy is never easy, and a pandemic adds challenges. Read some advice from industry experts on how to protect your organization from all disasters. Image: AKodisinghe, Getty Images/iStockPhoto As a system administrator who lives near the office, I’m the go-to guy to handle stuff that breaks. I’m highly focused on disaster … Read more

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Why does a old monitor look blurry?

Display technology, just like nearly all technology, has advanced in leaps and bounds over the decades. A monitor just a few years old may look crummy compared to modern ones. But that’s especially true when you cross the “retina” boundary. Some readers have thought they had broken monitors or ones that were missing a feature, … Read more

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CDC says asymptomatic people should get tested for COVID-19 after all

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today that individuals who don’t have coronavirus symptoms should get tested, reversing guidance that stirred controversy last month. The reversal follows a report published yesterday by The New York Times which revealed that the initial guidance was pushed by non-scientists in the Trump administration against the … Read more

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