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E-commerce Giant Amazon Delivering Over 10mn Items in a Day in US

Amazon quietly began executing its one-day Prime shipping, cutting down from the traditional two-day delivery window

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Security guards stand at the reception desk of the Amazon India office in Bengaluru, India, Aug. 14, 2015. VOA

E-commerce giant Amazon has officially announced that over 10 million products are already eligible to fall under its one-day delivery programme that it has rolled out for its Prime members in across 44 major metropolitan areas in the US.

“As you may have heard, we are expanding one-day delivery with Amazon Prime. Today, Prime Free One Day is available to members with no minimum purchase amount on more than ten million products, coast to coast. Millions of members are already noticing and enjoying free one-day delivery,” the company wrote in a blog-post on Monday.

In addition, the e-commerce giant has also begun delivery within hours with its Prime Now sevices.

“For delivery in a matter of hours, members can also use Prime Now to receive grocery delivery from Whole Foods Market in nearly 90 US metros, or grocery pickup in as little as 30 minutes in 30 metros, with more to come in 2019,” the post said.

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A delivery person pushes a cart full of Amazon boxes in New York City, U.S., Feb. 14, 2019. VOA

In an earnings call in April, Brian Olsavsky, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Amazon, announced the company’s plan of investing $800 million and building most of this one-day Prime delivery capacity throughout 2019.

However, Stuart Appelbaum, President of Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union at Amazon has expressed his fear that speeding up deliveries could be dangerous for employees at the Amazon fulfilment centres.

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Despite criticism and work pressure complaints from its warehouse employees, earlier in May, Amazon quietly began executing its one-day Prime shipping, cutting down from the traditional two-day delivery window.

“Prime Free One Day is already ten times larger than the original two-day offering launched in 2005. But we will keep adding more selection and expanding our delivery areas to ensure Prime members get their products faster than ever,” the post added. (IANS)

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Amazon Ring Doorbells Exposed Home Wi-Fi Passwords to Hackers

This takes place in an unsecure manner, through an unprotected access point

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When first configuring the device, the smartphone app must send wireless network credentials. Flickr

Amazon has rolled out a security patch for its widely-popular Ring Video Doorbell Pro after Bitdefender security researchers found that it was exposing Wi-Fi network credentials, thus, allowing nearby attackers to intercept them and compromise the household network, media reports said.

Security researchers from Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending owners’ Wi-Fi passwords in cleartext as the doorbell joins the local network, thus, allowing nearby hackers to intercept the Wi-Fi password and gain access to the network to launch larger attacks or conduct surveillance.

“When first configuring the device, the smartphone app must send wireless network credentials. This takes place in an unsecure manner, through an unprotected access point. Once this network is up, the app connects to it automatically, queries the device, then sends the credentials to the local network,” Bitdefender was quoted as saying by the TechCrunch on Thursday.

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Security researchers from Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending owners’ Wi-Fi passwords in cleartext as the doorbell joins the local network, thus, allowing nearby hackers to intercept the Wi-Fi password. Flickr

Notably, Amazon has dominated Apple and Google in the smart home market, thanks to its smart assistant Alexa and its Echo line up of devices.

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Amazon fixed the vulnerability in all Ring devices in September, but the vulnerability was only disclosed now, the report added. (IANS)