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November 21, 2018, 11:25 PM

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TechCrunch:
Amazon emails an unknown number of customers disclosing a “technical error” that exposed emails and names, but provides few other details  —  Amazon's renowned secrecy encompasses its response to a new security issue, withholding info that could help victims protect themselves.
Bloomberg:
Leaked memo: Foxconn aims to cut $2.9B from expenses in 2019 and eliminate ~10% of non-technical staff, as it faces “a very difficult and competitive year”  —  Foxconn Technology Group, the biggest assembler of Apple Inc. iPhones, aims to cut 20 billion yuan ($2.9 billion) …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's outgoing public policy head Elliot Schrage takes responsibility for hiring Definers in a memo, admits company asked Definers to investigate Soros  —  TechCrunch has attained an internal memo published by Facebook's outgoing head of public policy Elliot Schrage in which he blames himself for hiring PR firm Definers.
Seth Fiegerman / CNN:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon is working to persuade brick-and-mortar merchants to accept its Amazon Pay digital wallet, starting with gas stations, restaurants, and others  —  Amazon is looking to start by working with gas stations, restaurants and other merchants that aren't its direct competitors
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
Sources detail meeting in India between Twitter's Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde, and others, after photo of Dorsey holding sign criticizing caste system goes viral  —  At a round table discussion in New Delhi last week, Twitter's top executives seemed unaware of caste-based abuse taking place …
Frank Chung / NEWS.com.au:
Amazon resumes shipping to Australia from its US store, less than five months after controversial GST ban; third-party seller stock is not yet eligible  —  Amazon has been forced into a spectacular backflip on a move that sparked outrage earlier this year — and it's great news for shoppers.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Google Duplex via Assistant now rolling out to a small group of US Pixel owners in “select cities” to book restaurant reservations  —  Google Duplex-powered calls have finally arrived.  Sort of.  For some people.  —  A spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat that Duplex …
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