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November 27, 2018, 5:35 PM

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Google Employees Against Dragonfly:
In an open letter, 240+ Google employees join Amnesty International in calling on Google to cancel Project Dragonfly, its censored search engine for China  —  We are Google employees and we join Amnesty International in calling on Google to cancel project Dragonfly, Google's effort to create …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Ex-Facebook staffer Mark Luckie posts 2,500-word memo detailing Facebook's “black people problem”, originally shared internally before his last day in November  —  In a 2,500 word internal memo released publicly this morning, former Facebook employee Mark S. Luckie delivered …
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
AWS introduces its own custom-designed Arm server processor, AWS Graviton Processor, and claims 45% lower costs for some workloads  —  After years of waiting for someone to design an Arm server processor that could work at scale on the cloud, Amazon Web Services just went ahead and designed its own.
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Elizabeth Schulze / CNBC:
Uber fined ~$1.17M by British and Dutch authorities for a 2016 data breach and cover-up that exposed the personal details of 2.7M British and 174K Dutch users  —  - Uber was fined a combined $1.17 million by British and Dutch authorities Tuesday for a 2016 data breach and cover-up that exposed …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Pixel Slate review: nice hardware, including great speakers, but its Chrome OS software is riddled with bugs, and Android app integration still needs work  —  Great hardware undone by a hundred tiny software indignities  —  The tricky thing about Google's new Pixel Slate is that it checks …
Leigh Cuen / CoinDesk:
Current and former employees of news orgs sponsored by the blockchain startup Civil say they haven't received the compensation they were promised when hired  —  Civil was supposed to create a more transparent and democratic model for journalism.  But so far, journalists working on its platform …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Apple unveils Entrepreneur Camp to help female founders of app-driven companies with training, support, and more, hosted at Apple Park for two weeks quarterly  —  Apple wants to help give female developers a boost when it comes to iOS apps.  —  The company on Monday unveiled …

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