Power to the strong

A longread from Vice details how determined Amazon is to keep close tabs on all its employees. The kinda scary, kinda predictable report says that Amazon uses social media monitoring and “Pinkerton”-style infiltration to bust unions and track their employees, with military level surveillance techniques. Whatever you think of environmental activism or worker unions, stories like this show how far the long tentacles of Big Tech can reach.

While we’re talking about surveilling… It has been revealed recently that Jack Ma, the flamboyant billionaire founder of AliBaba has run into trouble with China’s Communist party. He was planning to float the company in the world’s biggest IPO, but was reportedly thwarted by President Xi Jinping’s personal intervention

Also, regarding the CCP… Their slow occupation of Hong Kong is almost complete, with the resignation of democratically elected officials