Amazon ‘reviewing’ its website after it suggested bomb-making items

Amazon said on Wednesday that it was reviewing its website after a British television report said the online retail giant’s algorithms were automatically suggesting bomb-making ingredients that were “Frequently bought together.”

Frequently? How frequently?

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  • ed

    peroxcide blondes and ball bearings don`t normally go with each other

    • tom_billesley

      acetone (nail polish remover) is a better fit to peroxide, though.

      • ed

        I USE NAIL POLISH REMOVER TO CLEAN MY TAPE RECORDER HEADS NO SHARPNEL REQUIRED THOUGH !

  • Blacksmith

    Sounds like their algorithm is working fine. The problem is the pisslamist buying bomb making materials…….

  • Exile1981

    The algorism is designed to look at the item you bought and then look at the 5 items most commonly bought in the same shopping cart as that item.

    If dozens of mohammedians are buying item A as a bomb making supply and item B is the second substance needed to make a bomb. And everyone of those would be cultural enrichers bought item B at the same time as A. Then anyone putting item A or B in their cart will get a recommendation of the other item.

  • shasta

    Does the British tv station think that the bomb makers will not know what else they need to buy without Amazon’s help?

    • Frances

      Back in the day, the Doukhobours just swiped the dynamite and ignition bits from the CPR, and bought a cheap watch from the nearest shop. No internet needed.