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November 27, 2020, 10:45 AM

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Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Sources: Facebook's Libra currency is preparing to launch as early as January but in an even more limited format with just one dollar-backed coin  —  Long-awaited project to arrive as soon as January, with just one dollar-backed coin  —  The long-awaited Facebook-led digital currency Libra …
Ars Technica:
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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 …
Karen Weise / New York Times:
Amazon has added 427,300 employees in 10 months, an average of 1,400 a day, bringing its global workforce to more than 1.2M, up 50%+ from a year ago  —  The company has added 427,300 employees in 10 months, bringing its global work force to more than 1.2 million.
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.
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
SignalFrame, which claims its tech has access to 5M cellphones to track nearby IoT devices, received a $50K US Air Force grant to explore military applications  —  U.S. Air Force experiments with monitoring peripherals—from autos to fitness trackers  —  WASHINGTON—U. S. government agencies …
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.
Jack Stubbs / Reuters:
Sources: suspected North Korean hackers have targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker AstraZeneca in recent weeks, posing as recruiters on LinkedIn and WhatsApp  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Suspected North Korean hackers have tried to break into the systems of British drugmaker AstraZeneca in recent weeks …
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.
FinSMEs:
Tehtris, a Paris-based startup that offers an XDR service that monitors IP addresses in 60 countries to stop cyber attacks, raises €20M Series A  —  Tehtris, a Paris, France-based provider of cybersecurity solutions, raised €20M in Series A funding.
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.

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