‘Millions of people’s data is at risk’ — Amazon insiders sound alarm over security

Vincent Manancourt reports:

Your order history. Your credit card information. Even your intimate health data.

Amazon is amassing an empire of data as the online retailer ventures into ever more areas of our lives. But the company’s efforts to protect the information it collects are inadequate, according to insiders who warn the company’s security shortfalls expose users’ information to potential breaches, theft and exploitation.

The warnings about privacy and compliance failures at Amazon come from three former high-level information security employees — one EU-based and two from the U.S. — who told POLITICO they had repeatedly tried to alert senior leadership in the company’s Seattle HQ, only to be sidelined, dismissed or pushed out of the company in what they saw as professional retaliation.

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h/t/, Joe Cadillic

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