Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has authorised the use of the military to battle the huge blazes sweeping parts of the Amazon while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has said he might send the military to battle the massive blazes engulfing the Amazon amid an international outcry.
Raging fires in the Amazon rainforest – known as “the lungs of the planet” – have sparked global concerns.
Football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe have joined forces with the likes of French president Emmanuel Macron to highlight the plight of the Amazon region, currently plagued by wildfires.
Boris Johnson has vowed to use the gathering of major world leaders this weekend to “call for a renewed focus on protecting nature” following the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest.
As global concerns rise over raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil’s government has complained that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation.
Streaming site Twitch has apologised to gaming star Ninja after it emerged that his dormant channel page was used to recommend pornography.
Tesco has been quietly building up support for its plans to overhaul business rates, with finance chief Alan Stewart writing a series of letters to the bosses of rival retailers.
A new smart speaker tool is to enable football fans to hear the latest news from all 20 Premier League clubs when they ask their virtual assistant for updates.
Amazon has confirmed the introduction of Alexa Announcements to its Fire TV streaming devices in the UK.
Amazon has given virtual assistant users the option to opt out of having human reviewers listen to their voice recordings.
Physical Dash Buttons, Amazon’s discontinued one-press gadgets which allowed users to automatically re-order household items, will no longer work by the end of August, the web retailer has said.
Apple has suspended the practice of having human contractors listen to Siri recordings after concerns were raised about user privacy.
Devices using Alexa in the UK can access a selection of free ad-supported music, as competition against the likes of Spotify heats up.
Amazon has revealed its revenue and profits rose in the last three months, as the e-commerce and technology giant continues to grow.
Rapper-turned-entrepreneur Meek Mill is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.
The US government is to examine if big technology firms have hurt competition or suppressed innovation as part of a new antitrust investigation.
The BBC and ITV’s joint streaming subscription service BritBox will launch later this year.
UK streaming subscription service BritBox will launch later this year at £5.99 a month, the BBC and ITV have said.
The European Union is opening a new front in its quest to regulate big tech companies, investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an illegal edge when selling its own products.