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November 26, 2019, 10:20 AM

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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.
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Documents show California's DMV is making ~$50M/year selling drivers' personal info, partaking in the highly criticized but common practice since at least 2013  —  The California Department of Motor Vehicles is generating revenue of $50,000,000 a year through selling drivers' personal information …
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 …
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 …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Pricefx, which offers cloud-based pricing software, raises €23M in additional funding as part of its Series B led by Digital+ Partners  —  Pricefx, the Munich-founded startup that offers cloud-based pricing software, has raised €23 million in additional funding as part of its earlier Series B round.
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Maya Kosoff / GEN:
How Texas Instruments monopolized the US education market for graphing calculators, products with high profit margins and tech that hasn't changed in 20 years  —  These $100 calculators have been required in classrooms for more than twenty years, as students and teachers still struggle to afford them

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