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The largest Internet retailer in the world has come under fire over multiple controversies. Amazon has attracted widespread criticism for poor working conditions by both current employees and former employees, as well as the media and politicians. Other controversies include supplying law enforcement with facial recognition surveillance tools, forming cloud computing partnerships with the CIA; luring customers away from the site's competitors.
The yellow vests movement, also referred to as the yellow jacket movement, is a protest movement which began with demonstrations in France on Saturday, 17 November 2018 and subsequently spread to nearby countries. Galvanized by rising fuel prices, the high cost of living, and claims that a disproportionate burden of the government's tax reforms were falling on the working and middle classes. protesters called for the end of such changes and the resignation of the President of France, Emmanuel Macron.