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A man in Germany is said to have been sent the files after he requested to review his Amazon data in accordance with a European Union data protection law. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., were sickened on Wednesday after an automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent. The warehouse is seen here in June. Bess Adle/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon boxes are scanned on conveyor belts. AI systems keep track of all items in the warehouses, which can be as vast as 1 million square feet. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Optimized Prime: How AI And Anticipation Power Amazon's 1-Hour Deliveries

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Splitting Amazon's second headquarters between two locations would dilute the company's original promise of a megadeal, but it could also relieve Amazon of being blamed for worsening traffic and increased housing prices. David Ryder/Getty Images hide caption

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Andrea Kremer (left) and Hannah Storm will be the first all-female broadcast team to announce an NFL game, covering Thursday night's game for Amazon Prime Video. Brian Ach/AP for Amazon hide caption

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In shadow marketplaces, positive reviews for Amazon products are bought and sold. The company says it's cracking down and that it estimates that less than 1 percent of reviews are fake. Mike Segar/Reuters hide caption

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Some Amazon Reviews Are Too Good To Be Believed. They're Paid For

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The American Civil Liberties Union says that Amazon Rekognition, facial recognition software sold online, inaccurately identified lawmakers and poses threats to civil rights — charges that Amazon denies. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon Is More Than A Shopping Site. It's A Search Engine Too

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In his new job overseeing health coverage for 1.2 million workers and their families, Atul Gawande says he hopes to find specific ways to make health care more efficient and the solutions exportable. Dan Bayer /The Aspen Institute via Flickr hide caption

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An image from a presentaton by Amazon's Ranju Das shows a demonstration of real-time facial recognition and tracking. Das said the video came from a traffic cam in Orlando, Fla., where police were in a pilot program of Amazon's Rekognition service. Amazon Web Services Korea via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Dr. Atul Gawande has been picked to lead the high-profile joint venture in health care formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase. Mint/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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