Street battle: the activists fighting to save their neighbourhood from the tech giants

Facebook, Google and Amazon have not just colonised the internet: their hubs, campuses and offices are taking over huge sections of cities around the world. But campaigners from New York to Toronto and Berlin are fighting back Its a challenge out here. The way the tech companies are building and increasing their size is just pricing people out. Families who have been here for generations cant afford to be here any more. Theyre being pushed off into rural areas anywhere from an hour to two and a half hours away. JT Faraji is a 43-year-old artist who lives with his family in East Palo Alto, the northern California city on the edge of Silicon Valley. Just a stones throw away, …

This game examines what it’s like to work in an Amazon warehouse

Can you keep your shifts in this Amazon game?Image: Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images It’s no secret that working in Amazon fulfillment is hardly what you’d call a dream job. The dismal working conditions in its warehouses have long been criticised by the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and its own workers, despite Amazon’s efforts to portray the opposite. SEE ALSO: New York Mayor blames Amazon: ’You have to be tough to make it here’ To mimic what it’s like to work in fulfillment, Australia’s ABC News has created a news game called The Amazon Race, which is based on the experiences of people who’ve worked in the company’s Melbourne warehouse. The game is based on the accounts of eight current and former …