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Amazon Workers Defeat Union Effort in Alabama

The company’s decisive victory deals a crushing blow to organized labor, which had hoped the time was ripe to start making inroads. Amazon workers at a giant warehouse in Alabama voted decisively against forming a union on Friday, squashing the most significant organizing drive in the internet giant’s history and dealing a crushing blow to […]

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Amazon’s cloud-computing outage on Wednesday was triggered by effort to boost system’s capacity

SEATTLE — The addition of new servers to Amazon’s dominant cloud-computing network triggered a cascading set of errors that took down large swaths of the Web on Wednesday, the company acknowledged. Amazon said in a lengthy and technical blog post Saturday morning that a massive computing network in Northern Virginia began to fail after it […]

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Security firms call Microsoft’s effort to disrupt botnet to protect against election interference ineffective

SEATTLE — Cyber security researchers questioned the effectiveness of Microsoft’s effort this week to disrupt a botnet it feared could snarl state and local computer systems to sow distrust of the upcoming presidential election. The software giant said Monday that a court order it won from a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia […]