TLDR: Prime Day problems & protests, regulating bikeshare in Seattle, Microsoft asks government to regulate facial recognition


Today’s featured stories

  • Updated: Amazon Prime Day off to a rocky start as users report issues with e-commerce website
  • Prime Day protests call for Amazon boycott, but avoiding the tech giant’s reach won’t be easy
  • With $150B net worth, Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history as Amazon stock approaches $2K
  • Inside Seattle’s proposed bikeshare rules of the road: 20,000 bikes, $250,000 permits
  • Microsoft calls for government regulation of facial recognition technology

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