Amazon Suggests Bomb Making Materials

posted by Paul James - 

Amazon is looking into its algorithm after the discovery that the "frequently bought together" feature was suggesting some items that could be used to make a bomb.

Britain’s Channel Four noticed the issue days after a home-made bomb injured dozens on a London Underground train last week. The chemicals are all legal but together could be made into explosives. Other materials that could be used in bomb making, such as ball bearings, ignition systems and remote detonators, are available on the site, and some of them were suggested on the same page as the chemicals in the “Customers who bought this item also bought” section.

The company said in a statement, “In light of recent events, we are reviewing our website to ensure that all these products are presented in an appropriate manner.”

Source: Reuters

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