The Lemon Award? What is he talking about? Well, this year I felt that I should not just recognize the best companies when it comes to privacy, but also the worst!

The Nominees were hard to pick as we really had some great EXPOSED! episodes in the series over the year and could have picked any of them. But staying on the topic of privacy, I chose the most privacy invasive companies.

The favourites are obvious, Facebook (Meta), Google, this year even Apple (the private ones lol) but most of all Amazon made it onto my personal list of Lemons list. Even so it was a hard pick as any of them could have won, however, I believe no-one deserves The Lemon Award for 2021 more than Amazon.

To be honest, we started covering Amazon about 2 years ago, but more and more surfaced, here are some of the essentials we found.

EXPOSED! - Amazon. The truly nasty side of capitalism.
Amazon has been described as “one of the most influential economic and culturalforces in the world”, but behind it all there is a sorry tale of corporate greeddeeply entwined with a pervasive “profit at all costs” culture. From smallbeginnings Amazon now encompasses e-commerce, cloud computing, d…
Amazon 2020, not so good for business, ICYMI look at the Part project
As part of our occasional ICYMI series (‘In case you missed it’), we are goingback to August 2018 for a look at why Amazon were maybe not so hot and whatmight be up and coming as an alternative... When you think about privacy violations, do you think about 1984[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four…
EXPOSED! Amazon – Sell there at your own risk decentralize.today
Here at decentralize.today, we return for the new year and continue with ourweekly series, EXPOSED!, where we reveal the most blatant examples of corporatemalfeasance and governmental corruption. Today we return for a further look at aprevious transgressor, online retailing giant Amazon...the wor…
EXPOSED! Home Assistants...great fun and extremely useful but...
> “My wife asked me why I was speaking so softly at home. I told her I was afraidMark Zuckerberg was listening! She laughed. I laughed. Alexa laughed. Sirilaughed.”Home Assistance, the great fun and, of course, useful PAs that don’t charge youfor doing a lot of work for you. But! Are they not ch…
EXPOSED! Orwell’s Blueprint - Chapter 5 - Amazon/AWS
Orwell’s 1984 was fiction, but if you read it, you know much of this ‘fiction’has become a blueprint for aspects of the modern world. In a fairly extreme posta while back, we covered the situation where you are being followed. EXPOSED! Orwell’s Blueprint - Chapter One! data collection avoidanceW…
EXPOSED! Amazoned! Online Vendors Abused and Screwed Over
The middleman from hell is always waiting, ready to screw you over for their ownbenefit. Imagine this… You’ve started your own business, perhaps a company that makes cool bags. Let’scall it Peak Design [https://www.peakdesign.com/]. But it’s not just any bagcompany, yours are unique, top-qualit…

They are also into many more businesses you could ever imagine, even health care now.

Op-Ed: Quietly Introducing: Amazon Pharmacy by The New Oil
Blog Op-Ed piece submitted by The New Oil On November 17, 2020, Amazon quietly launched their latest product and privacyinvasion. Amazon has been pushing to get into the healthcare market for yearsnow, purchasing medication-management provider PillPack in 2018, launching theiremployee health cli…

Amazon is collects your metadata and then forces their AmazonBasics range at the expense of legitimate start-ups. Ripping ideas and businesses apart, undercutting prices just to drive them out of business. They monitor your browsing behaviour, listening to Alexa to push and make sales. Amazon deserves this award for being just creepy, and I am sure this is not the last time we'll write about them on EXPOSED!

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Looking forward to 2022 with hopefully less invasive companies, and introducing nice ways to get away from all those spying,lying eyes. 
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