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Shocking New Report Indicates Your Home’s Tiny Jeff Bezos May Be Listening, Recording, Reporting Back

WASHINGTON — Calling the findings a serious breach of public trust, a newly published join-report by the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau indicates the tiny Jeff Bezos purchased by a majority of American households may be listening, recording, and reporting back to headquarters.

“Look, in a perfect world, you and I would be able to live our lives within earshot of our Tiny Bezos without having to worry about him running back to the hive with our credit card information, search history, and a treasure trove of juicy neighborhood goss,” said the reports co-author Jennifer Newton-Cole, “but the reality is he’s tracking your every move and letting top brass in on what makes you tick.”

Lawyers for Amazon defended the practices of the company’s Tiny Bezos saying, “The world would be a very different place without the help of our full line of Tiny Bezi. Now, does he have to leer from behind the box of tissues on your nightstand whilst you and your partner are in the throes of passion, maybe not, but he’s a voyeur by nature — and to be clear, everything he sees, hears, and touches during these moments is strictly for quality assurance purposes. Let’s face it, without the Tiny Bezos, we’d live in a world where you'd have to wait longer than a day to get the stuff you want. Is that something you’re willing to do?. . No? Didn’t think so.”

At the printing of this newsletter, concerns in Washington were raised after it was brought to the commission’s attention that the same could be true of the tiny Tim Cookes the nation carries in their pockets.


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Jamie Larson