Amazon $ 700 Million Pledge, Credit Card Hackers, and More News
Amazon makes a costly commitment to its employees, a group of hackers reaches 17,000 domains and anal plugs are used for scientific research. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.
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Amazon pledged $ 700 million teach your workers to code
This morning, Amazon announced a $ 700 million initiative to retrain U.S. workers for highly skilled, mostly technical jobs over the next six years. The initiative allows the company to strengthen its image among American workers, but the effectiveness of the training remains to be seen. A notable absence: Even after thousands of its own employees criticized the company for courting oil companies and failing to implement sustainability measures, Amazon says the initiative will not cover training focused on oil. sustainable energy or other climate-related jobs.
A group of card-skimming hackers reaches 17,000 domains and more
You might not have heard of Magecart, but think of them as the credit card skimmers of the web. Thanks to poor corporate cloud security hygiene, the group has managed to reach 17,000 domains in the last few months alone. While Magecart focuses on credit card numbers, it’s also not hard to imagine another group of hackers using the same methods for even worse crimes.
There is a hot new device being used in the field of sexual research that might surprise you: anal plugs. It turns out that tinkering with an orgasm detector that works for everyone is a daunting task, but with the anal plug transformed into research device, sex researchers have a way to uniformly measure the physiology of orgasms.
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