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November 26, 2020, 9:45 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.

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