The Wall Street Journal reports Amazon is investigating its employees for allegedly taking bribes in exchange for data. Amazon employees have purportedly been paid anywhere from $80 to $2,000 for internal data and other confidential information independent merchants can use to gain an advantage on the website. The information includes internal sales metrics, reviewers’ email addresses, and the ability to delete negative reviews and restore the accounts of banned users. China is one of the areas Amazon is directing its focus, as the number of sellers from the country has noticeably risen. The tech company has shuffled the roles of its executives in China to try to find the source of the bribery. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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