Tag Archive: Safety


Amazon sued over warehouse safety conditions after COVID-19 related death

Amazon’s warehouses are the perfect breeding ground for a coronavirus outbreak.

What you need to know Amazon has been sued by employees over worker safety issues in its fulfillment warehouses. At least one employee contracted COVID-19 from its warehouses, leading to a death. The company also faced similar legal issues in France.

Amazon has been sued by employees over its warehouse conditions which allegedly foster the spread of the novel-coronavirus or COVID-19. The suit arose after an  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger adds safety alerts as it moves towards full encryption

Facebook is making using Messenger on Android and iOS safer.

What you need to know Facebook is making Messenger more secure with safety alerts. It’ll also alert minors when talking to strangers who are over-18, as well as automatically ban adults who have inappropriate conversations with children. The company confirms that these safety features would work with full encryption when it rolls that out later.

Facebook is rolling out safety alerts fo Messenger on both iOS and  [Read More…]

Why a VPN is a great idea for phone security, anonymity, safety and more

A VPN, or virtual private network, is a great way to keep your online identity anonymous and your data secure. This is especially important when using your smartphone where so much of your personal information is stored.

One way that your information or identity can be accessed is via an insecure open Wi-Fi connection. Since a phone is something you always have on you as you move about, it’s a device that will likely connect to a lot of open  [Read More…]

Facebook launches Privacy and Safety Hub for Messenger

There aren’t any new features, though.

What you need to know Facebook this week launched the Privacy and Safety Hub for Messenger. The new section on the Messenger website features a list of privacy and security-focused features available to you on the platform. The company reiterated its intention to eventually bake end-to-end encryption into the app by default.

Facebook has made privacy a big talking point in its corporate messaging in the past few years — though  [Read More…]

Amazon fires delivery providers following allegations of poor safety

Three of the company’s delivery partners reportedly were involved in various public safety incidents.

What you need to know Amazon uses smaller ‘delivery service providers’ for last-mile deliveries to its customers. The three companies in question have been engulfed in scandal due to pedestrian deaths. The move will lead to as many as 2,000 layoffs.

Three of Amazon’s delivery service providers — Inpax Shipping Solutions, Sheard-Loman Transport, and Letter Ride LLC — will be laying off more than 2,000  [Read More…]

Basic Wi-Fi security: How to easily improve your home internet safety

Wireless routers seem scary, but they don’t have to be. Here are the basic security things you can fix yourself.

Attention, well-meaning family members: Nerds are not your holiday tech support. Sure, we twitch (more than) a little bit when we use operating systems that haven’t been updated in months, and firmware that’s just waiting for a patch. But we’re not home for that. No, we’re here for a little too much booze and to cast side eye  [Read More…]

London refuses to renew Uber’s license to operate due to safety concerns

Transport for London announced today that it would not be renewing Uber’s license to operate, citing Uber’s current policies regarding safety and security as grounds for the decision.

According to a statement released by TfL, Uber’s license will expire on September 30. However, Uber has 21 days to appeal this decision in Britains courts, and will be allowed to continue to operate while any appeals remain ongoing. The full list of reasons TfL gave for terminating Uber’s license included  [Read More…]

How to turn off Gear VR safety warnings

Gear VR has safety warnings that pop up when you start up the VR headset, but you can turn them off.

Each time that you turn on your Gear VR a set of safety warnings pops up on your screen. While they are handy for informing new users about safety issues while using VR, if you regularly use your VR headset they can become a bit of a hassle. Thankfully turning off most safety warnings is a  [Read More…]

This is Samsung’s new 8-point battery safety check

Samsung has a new, um, battery of tests for its upcoming phones.

Now that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 fire investigation has concluded, the company is looking to the future, which means convincing customers that its upcoming phones are safe for everyday use.

To reassure the public, and to ensure that no future incidents crop up, Samsung has changed its phone-testing facilities around the world to include an eight-point battery safety check. While many of these checks are currently  [Read More…]

Sprint to offer exchange program for Note 7 buyers with concerns over safety issues

Because of recent news of a replacement Galaxy Note 7 causing evacuation of a Southwest plane during boarding, Sprint is allowing customers with a Note 7 the opportunity to replace it with any other phone they offer according to Recode.

The incident early Wednesday has shined the spotlight back on the Note 7, as it’s a case of a verified replacement device experiencing a battery failure severe enough to potentially cause harm. It’s important to remember that so far this  [Read More…]