Amazon claims that it cares about the safety of customer data and spends billions of dollars to ensure it.

Amazon claims that it cares about the safety of customer data and spends billions of dollars to ensure it.

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A former Amazon employee said that the company’s data storage security is at such a low level that ordinary workers can afford to track the order history of celebrities or their former partners.

Gary Gagnon, who worked at Amazon a few years ago as vice president of information security, said that the world’s largest online retailer simply cannot cope with an overgrowth of data, and the security organization itself is in shock.

– It seems that everything is glued together with scotch tape and chewing gum, – quotes the expert Business Insider.

According to other Amazon employees who chose to remain anonymous, tracking the purchases of their former partners by company employees is commonplace. In addition, those who wish easily got access to the history of orders of the famous American rapper Kanye West, as well as the stars of the movie “The Avengers”.

Of particular interest among those who like to watch other people’s purchases were the orders of a very famous person who bought a batch of sex toys.

The company said that such violations could theoretically be, but this is more an exception to the rule than an everyday practice, since Amazon cares about the safety of its customers’ data and spends billions of dollars to ensure it.

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