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November 27, 2020, 6:40 AM

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Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon says it will give its US full-time frontline workers a $300 bonus and part-time staff $150 in December, totaling $500M+ for the one-time holiday payments  —  - Amazon said Thursday it's giving its front-line employees a one-time bonus in time for the holidays.
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Thousands of Amazon workers in 15 countries, including call center workers, warehouse workers, and garment makers, to stage coordinated Black Friday protests  —  The day of action includes strikes and protests from garment manufacturers in Bangladesh to call center workers in the Philippines …
Yimou Lee / Reuters:
Source: Foxconn is moving some iPad and MacBook assembly from China to Vietnam at the request of Apple, which is diversifying production amid US-China trade war  —  TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn is moving some iPad and MacBook assembly to Vietnam from China at the request of Apple Inc …
Sam Shead / CNBC:
UK to launch the Digital Markets Unit, a division of CMA, in April to “govern the behavior” of platforms that dominate the market, including Google and Facebook  —  - The U.K. government said it plans to create a Digital Markets Unit (DMU) to enforce “a new code to govern …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Critics say Microsoft 365's productivity score feature is enabling workplace surveillance by letting managers track employee activity at an individual level  —  Tool allows managers to use Microsoft 365 to track their employees' activity  —  Microsoft has been criticised for enabling …
Financial Times:
200+ Chinese apps are now blocked in India after the government banned another 43 apps on Tuesday, leaving Chinese tech companies facing huge losses  —  Five months after his business was banned in India, Aaron Li has resigned himself to being locked out of the country forever.
The Coinbase Blog:
Coinbase shares an internal email on an upcoming NYT story alleging several Black employees had negative experiences, says it “will paint an inaccurate picture”  —  In the spirit of transparency, we're sharing an internal email that was sent to our employees earlier today: … All,
Ars Technica:
Best 2020 Black Friday deals on smartphones, PCs and laptops, gaming consoles, wireless headphones, wearables, smart home products, storage devices, and more  —  We've picked through hundreds of early deals to find the ones worth your time.  —  The Black Friday deals have landed.
New York Times:
Staff and patients at the University of Vermont Medical Center describe devastating effects of treatment and test delays after a TrickBot ransomware attack  —  A wave of damaging attacks on hospitals upended the lives of patients with cancer and other ailments.  “I have no idea what to do,” one said.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Over 16 million COVID-19 patients in Brazil, including President Bolsonaro, had their info leaked on a spreadsheet uploaded to GitHub by a hospital employee  —  Among those affected by the leak are Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, seven ministers, and 17 provincial governors.
David Yaffe-Bellany / Bloomberg:
Court filing: CFIUS extends the deadline for ByteDance to complete its sale of TikTok by seven days, until December 4  —  The Trump administration has given the owner of TikTok another week to resolve national security concerns before it's required to sell the viral video-sharing app.

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