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November 25, 2019, 11:10 PM

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Bloomberg:
Memo: Google fires four employees, citing data-security violations, amid rising tension between management and staff  —  - Move comes after worker protests and union organizing  —  Google told staff on Monday that it fired four employees for what the company called “clear and repeated violations” of its data-security policies.
Gwyn Topham / The Guardian:
TfL says Uber's London license will not be renewed after it identified risks in Uber's system that allowed drivers to fake their identity; some were unlicensed  —  Ride-hailing service to continue while it appeals against Transport for London decision  —  Uber has lost its licence …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Facebook launches Viewpoints, a market research app that pays users for completing surveys, research, and other tasks, for users in the US  —  Facebook is once again offering a market research app, but this one appears to avoid some of the privacy concerns from before.
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 …
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.
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
Reuters:
The RISC-V Foundation, which sets standards for RISC-V chip architecture, will move from US to Switzerland amid members' concerns over potential US trade curbs  —  SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S.-based foundation overseeing promising semiconductor technology developed …
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.

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