News Roundup: Amazon makes headlines again

Yet again Amazon is having a hard time

Amazon's e-commerce site keeps crashing, and the timing isn't great -- it's only the busiest shopping period of the year... The company has also been blasted by privacy groups on both sides of the Atlantic for its customer information policies. NEWS:
Amazon: Third crash in two weeks
Wed, 06 Dec The online bookseller blames a software mix-up for the latest crash. With holiday shopping in full swing, the timing couldn't be worse US privacy groups call Amazon policy 'deceptive'
Tue, 05 Dec Privacy organisations protest that Amazon is confusing consumers and selling their details to third parties Shut Amazon down, say privacy groups
Tue, 05 Dec Privacy groups say Amazon should be shut down until it can comply with the law Amazon Web site crashes on busiest shopping day
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