How consumers can avoid fraud amid big sales week for Amazon, Walmart

  • With e-commerce surging during the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Day and the 2020 holiday season may be the perfect hunting ground for online fraudsters.
  • Business Insider spoke with Amazon’s former Director of Corporate Development Aaron Barfoot, who now serves as the chief financial officer of online security firm Forter. 
  • “Good online hygiene means paying attention and being alert,” Barfoot said. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

It’s a potential nightmare for anyone who’s ever shopped online: checking your bank account or credit card statement to find that a cybercriminal has stolen your identity and run up a huge bill.

During Amazon’s two-day Prime Day sales event and the upcoming 2020 holiday season, that’s a scenario that could become reality for more shoppers than ever before. Former Amazon Director of Corporate Development Aaron Barfoot — who now serves as chief financial officer for online fraud prevention firm Forter — said that

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Amazon workers call for a day off to vote.

Almost 4,000 tech and corporate workers at Amazon have signed an internal proposal asking the company to give all its workers, including those in its warehouses, a paid day off to vote, according to organizers and screenshots of the effort viewed by The New York Times.

“Voting during the pandemic means hourslong lines and confusion over where and how to vote,” the internal proposal said. “Amazon has an opportunity to raise the bar and help ensure that every Amazon worker’s vote will be counted.”

Amazon has more than 600,000 workers in the United States. A company spokeswoman, Jaci Anderson, said that in states with in-person voting, workers can request time off at the start or end of their shifts to vote, but how many hours, and whether it is paid, varies based on what state law.

Many states require employees to be excused and paid for a few hours if

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2020 Amazon Prime Day best gaming deals: Nintendo Switch games reduced to under $40

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day is here and although the new Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5 are coming soon, there’s zero chance we’re seeing any discounts on these consoles. Luckily, there are still a ton of deals on games, gaming gear and accessories available over the next two days that are worth a look, including top Switch games marked down to $40 on Amazon.

There are also some great offers from Target, Best Buy and Newegg when it comes to Amazon Prime Day for gamers. We’re keeping an eye out for the best deals on all things gaming and will keep this list up to date with offers as soon as they arrive. Check out the latest below.

Discounted Nintendo Switch games

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3,000 Amazon workers demand time off to vote: report

  • Amazon workers are demanding that the company give all US employees paid time off to vote in the upcoming election, NBC News reported Tuesday.
  • The petition, which gained more than 3,200 supporters, called for “a paid day/shift off that can be used anytime between now and Election Day on Nov 3” and “every year” in the future, according to NBC News.
  • “We have supplied all of our employees with information on how to register to vote, details of their local polling locations and how to request time off to vote,” an Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider.
  • Amazon and subsidiary Whole Foods employ nearly 1.4 million workers in the US.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Amazon workers, who have become increasingly vocal about the company’s policies during the pandemic, have a new demand: time off to vote in the upcoming US elections.

More than 3,200 Amazon workers have signed

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Fossil smartwatches are seeing heavy discounts up to $100 during Amazon Prime Day 2020

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  • Several Fossil smartwatches are selling for 52% off during Amazon Prime Day 2020.
  • As well as Fossil’s own Gen 5 Carlyle or Julianna, you can pick up smartwatches branded with Diesel, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, and Skagen.
  • Running Wear OS, with support for popular Google services, and solid fitness tracking features these are good smartwatches for Android phone owners.

Fossil is the manufacturer behind a lot of Wear OS smartwatches and turns out devices under its own name and with brands like Diesel, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Skagen, and Emporio Armani. For Amazon Prime Day 2020 there are some deep discounts on select Wear OS smartwatches, ranging from 20% off all the way up to 52%.

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These smartwatches have similar insides, but different external styles, many of which have

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 Gaming Deals

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Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals 4x3



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Amazon Prime Day 2020 has arrived, delivering hundreds of gaming deals with it. Whether you’re looking for discounts on controllers, games and accessories, or looking for a monitor, mouse or keyboard to upgrade your gaming PC, Prime Day offers some of the best gaming deals of the year.

We’re already seeing deals on games and accessories for the year’s most popular gaming console, the Nintendo Switch. Prime Day 2020 arrives less than a month before the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles, so don’t expect many PlayStation 4 and Xbox One deals.

Popular PC gaming companies like Razer, Logitech, and SteelSeries are also known to drop their products to all-time low prices during Prime Day, too, so we’ll be on the lookout for lightning deals and updating

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5 Best Tech Deals From B&H’s Amazon Prime Day Alternative

Amazon Prime Day is in full effect, and the company is offering plenty of nice deals on a slew of products. But it’s not the only online retailer offering a sales event. B&H is also offering a long list of sales on Tuesday to deliver its own take on Amazon’s Prime Day.

The site, which will be offering the deals for a limited time, is currently delivering sales on tech products across several categories, including wearables, televisions, cameras, and audio equipment. And in some cases, it’s taking more than $1,000 off the price.

But with a seemingly endless supply of deals available to you, it may be difficult to find the very best B&H sales. So, we’ve compiled the following list of five outstanding offers on a variety of gadgets. And along the way, we’ve found a way to save you thousands of dollars.

Read on for our look at

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The Best Razer Blade Gaming PC Deals on Amazon Prime Day

There are tons of great deals circulating on Amazon Prime Day, including some dynamite PC deals, some great Nintendo deals, and so much more.If PC gaming is your style and you are a fan of gaming laptops or have always wanted to jump in (to experience the immaculate perfection of potent, portable gaming), I have more great news. You can save up to $600 on the Razer Blade 15 gaming laptops. Both the Advanced and Base models are on sale, and the deal applies to the 2020 model, so you’ll be set to play the latest games in style.

Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Prime Day Deals

Razer Blade 15 Advanced Gaming Laptop (2020 Model)

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Razer Blade 15 Advanced Gaming Laptop (2020 Model)

Razer Blade 15 Base Gaming Laptop (2020 Model)

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Razer Blade 15 Base Gaming Laptop (2020 Model)

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals

Before the deals, there is something important you should know. Right now, if you’re

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Massive Tech Sale Discounts Graphics Cards And Gaming PCs During Amazon Prime Day

After a COVID-related delay, Amazon Prime Day 2020 is here at last. While Amazon itself is offering tons of deals on games and more, there are also other retailers hosting sales of their own during the 48-hour event. One of those is PC-focused online retailer Newegg; through its “FantasTech” and “Gametober” sales, you’ll be able to get discounts on parts for your gaming PC, pre-built gaming rigs, gaming laptops, external hard drives for PS4 and Xbox One, and more.

Quite a few next-gen games are coming to PC as well as PS5 and/or Xbox Series X/S, including Godfall and the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. If you were unable to score a next-gen console preorder or prefer playing games on PC, now’s a great time to upgrade your hardware so you’re ready to run fall’s biggest games. Be sure to read our guide to building a gaming PC before you shop

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Thousands of Amazon workers demand time off to vote

Thousands of Amazon tech workers Tuesday signed an internal petition urging the company to offer paid time off for its workforce to vote on or before Election Day.

While Amazon is the second largest employer in the country, with 1,372,000 U.S. workers including Whole Foods employees, it does not offer paid time off to participate in federal elections.

More than 1,500 Amazon tech workers added their support to the petition one hour after it was launched internally Tuesday morning. By noon PT, the petition had reached 3,243 supporters. The call is hosted on the company’s internal ticketing system, which is used by workers to submit requests and tasks to be completed on the job, like fixing bugs found on a website. It’s also used internally as a way for employees to submit requests for changes to company policies, like benefits.

“We are less than a month away from the 2020

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