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Packaged Amazon Prime items in the Amazon Fulfilment centre in Peterborough, England. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images

After Amazon missed deliveries across the country, the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) will rule this week whether the retail giant's 2-day Prime delivery claims are misleading and will stop allowing the company to promise one-day delivery to its customers, according to The Times U.K.

Why it matters: The ultra-fast, one to two day delivery is a hallmark of Amazon’s pitch to customers and forced the industry to match this in order to compete with it. So whether or not it lives up to it is a big deal for Amazon, and by not living up to the delivery promise, the company puts its U.K. customer base at risk. According to the Times, Amazon brought substantial criticism in the country after paying only £1.7 million in taxes on revenues of £2 billion.

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Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms.

Why it matters: Because law enforcement was caught flat-footed during last week's Capitol siege, researchers and intelligence agencies are paying more attention to online threats that could turn into real-world violence.

Kids’ screen time up 50% during pandemic

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

When the coronavirus lockdowns started in March, kidstech firm SuperAwesome found that screen time was up 50%. Nearly a year later, that percentage hasn't budged, according to new figures from the firm.

Why it matters: For most parents, pre-pandemic expectations around screen time are no longer realistic. The concern now has shifted from the number of hours in front of screens to the quality of screen time.

In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

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