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November 26, 2020, 4:20 PM

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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 …
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 …
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,
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.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
With Snapchat adding TikTok-like Spotlight, Twitter adding Snapchat-like Fleets, and Stories now ubiquitous, all social media apps are starting to look the same  —  Snapchat on Monday launched Spotlight, a video tab within its app that, like TikTok, distributes videos based more on how popular they are than on who created them.
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
Observable, which develops data visualization tools and aims to build a GitHub-style community, raises $10.5M Series A led by Sequoia Capital and Acrew Capital  —  Creating sophisticated data visualizations may not be for everyone, but a startup called Observable is trying to make the process a bit less impenetrable.
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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