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December 17, 2019, 6:55 AM

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Paul Ziobro / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon blocks marketplace sellers from using FedEx Ground for Prime shipments indefinitely over FedEx's “delivery performance”  —  Amazon cites a decline in FedEx performance heading into the final holiday push  —  Amazon.com Inc. AMZN .47% is blocking its third-party sellers …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Some contractors at Google's Austin content moderation facility describe being overworked and suffering severe mental health consequences after just six months  —  These moderators help keep Google and YouTube free of violent extremism — and now some of them have PTSD
Luke Jones / WinBuzzer:
Microsoft opens up the Microsoft Edge Addons store for submissions ahead of Chromium Edge's launch; existing Chromium extensions to be migrated automatically  —  Developers can now submit to the Microsoft Edge Addons Store, with existing Chromium extensions migrated automatically.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram expands its fact checking efforts by hiding false content behind warnings, except for politicians, and removing it from Explore and hashtag pages  —  Instagram is giving politicians the same free reign to spread misinformation as its parent company Facebook.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram will preemptively flag potentially offensive captions, in addition to comments, aiming to nudge users to reconsider their words without censoring them  —  Earlier this year, Instagram launched a feature that would flag potentially offensive comments before they're posted.
Can Sezer / Reuters:
New Android phones sold in the Turkish market will not have Google services, until the company resolves a dispute with Turkey's competition authority  —  ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Google has told its Turkish business partners it will not be able to work with them on new Android phones to be released in Turkey …
Karl Freund / Forbes:
Intel acquires Israel-based AI chip maker Habana Labs for $2B  —  In a strategic move in its datacenter AI plans, Intel has announced that it will acquire Israeli chip startup Habana Labs for $2B.  Intel had reaffirmed its plans to deliver its Nervana chips as recently as last month …

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