Thousands of Amazon workers in Italy, Spain, France, and Germany went on strike yesterday to protest against working conditions in the company’s factories. Off-duty staff in the UK also protested. Yes, they did it on Black Friday to make a point.
Predictive analytics can help make roads safer. A test in Nevada using data from sources like Waze has led to a 17% reduction in crashes on a Las Vegas highway. The data allowed authorities to take smarter preventative measures.
Mark Zuckerberg will not face questions from a panel of lawmakers from 7 countries. Instead he’s sending the company’s VP of policy solutions. As Vanity Fair puts it, it’s “a seeming acknowledgement from Zuckerberg that his power is essentially absolute.”