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November 25, 2019, 1:50 PM

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Gwyn Topham / The Guardian:
Uber loses its license to operate in London after authorities discovered that 14K+ trips were taken with uninsured drivers  —  Ride-hailing service to continue while it appeals against Transport for London decision  —  Uber has lost its licence to operate private hire vehicles in London …
Ian Sample / The Guardian:
Sir Tim Berners-Lee launches Contract for the Web, backed by 150+ organizations including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and EFF to safeguard the web from abuse  —  Inventor of web calls on governments and firms to safeguard it from abuse and ensure it benefits humanity
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Transcribers for Rev say they are exposed to troubling material, including violent police recordings and descriptions of child abuse, often with no warning  —  Violent police recordings, descriptions of child abuse, and graphic medical videos have appeared without warning, transcribers say
Elly Cosgrove / CNBC:
eBay to sell StubHub to Swiss ticket resale marketplace Viagogo for about $4.05B in cash  —  - The sale is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2020, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.  —  Tickets are offered for sale through StubHub in Chicago, Illinois.
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian / ICIJ:
Leaked Chinese government docs reveal the mechanics of running mass detention camps in Xinjiang, predictive policing, mass surveillance, and snooping on expats  —  A new leak of highly classified Chinese government documents has uncovered the operations manual for running the mass detention camps …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover raises $10M for a second Weekend Fund to back early-stage companies  —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  Six years since founding product discovery site Product Hunt, Ryan Hoover says he isn't planning to step away anytime soon.
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Leaked Amazon injury reports show one of its NY warehouses has a very high incident rate score of 15.19 in 2018, versus an average of 6.1 for sawmills in the US  —  Since opening in September 2018, Amazon's massive fulfillment center on New York's Staten Island has garnered a reputation …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
E-book and audiobook subscription service Scribd raises $58M led by Spectrum Equity, bringing its total raised to $106M  —  Digital reading subscription service Scribd has raised a $58 million round of funding led by Spectrum Equity.  The new funding round brings the total amount of money raised by Scribd to $106 million.

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