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How Amazon Convinced Millions of People to Welcome “Listening Devices” Into Their Homes
“It’s a brilliant trick,” a privacy expert tells FRONTLINE of how Amazon has marketed the voice known as Alexa.
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“You're Just Disposable”: New Accounts from Former Amazon Employees Raise Questions About Working Conditions
In a new FRONTLINE documentary, former fulfillment center employees describe an environment in which intense productivity is prioritized over safety and well-being.
February 14, 2020
Exclusive: Amazon’s First Employee Calls Company a “Huge and Unstoppable Force”
Twenty-six years ago, programmer Shel Kaphan helped build the foundation for the world’s largest internet retailer. Now, in an exclusive interview with FRONTLINE, Kaphan said he is concerned about the “huge and unstoppable force” he says the company has become.
February 13, 2020
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Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos
FRONTLINE examines Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ ascent to power, and the global impact of the empire he built.
February 18, 2020
As Amazon Takes Heat on Worker Safety, a New Documentary Investigates the Cost of Its Convenience
As senators press the multi-billion-dollar company on its safety record, a new FRONTLINE documentary is set to examine the cost of Amazon’s convenience.
February 12, 2020
Insys Executives Are Sentenced to Prison Time, Putting Opioid Makers On Notice
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Isabel dos Santos Facing Fraud Charges; Banker’s Death Linked to Investigation
Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, is facing charges including money laundering, influence peddling and forgery.
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Angolan Government, Companies and dos Santos Respond to The Luanda Leaks
What's happened so far since the first Luanda Leaks revelations.
January 21, 2020
How the Luanda Leaks Were Reported: Q&A
How the ICIJ made sense of hundreds of thousands of documents in the Luanda Leaks, built a reporting collaboration and continues its mission to “shine a light in dark places, to uncover broken systems.”
January 21, 2020
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The Luanda Leaks
As part of a worldwide investigation with the ICIJ, FRONTLINE examines how Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos became Africa’s richest woman.
January 21, 2020
As a New Governor Takes Office, Kentucky Pensions Still on the Brink
In March 2018, thousands of Kentucky teachers descended on the state’s capital to protest looming changes to their pensions: changes championed by the state’s controversial Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. “We’ll remember in November,” they chanted. In last month's closely contested governor’s race, they kept their promise.
December 10, 2019