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December 24, 2020, 11:50 PM

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Lorraine Longhi / The Copper Courier:
Some GoDaddy employees are upset after the company sent a phishing email scam to test its employees, with the email promising a $650 one-time holiday bonus  —  GoDaddy surpassed 20 million customers this year and laid off or reassigned hundreds of employees during the coronavirus pandemic in Arizona, Iowa, and Texas.
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
In unsealed court docs, Facebook managers appeared to admit to major flaws in ad targeting capabilities in 2016 and wondered if they were misleading advertisers  —  Facebook is currently waging a PR campaign purporting to show that Apple is seriously injuring American small businesses through its iOS privacy features.
Eric Newcomer / Newcomer:
An interview with Keith Rabois, who has championed Miami as a tech destination after moving there, and whose investment portfolio has seen major exits this year  —  Keith Rabois just moved to South Florida.  Now he wants Silicon Valley to join him.  —  15 hr ago  —  Keith Rabois is ubiquitous these days.
Nicole Carpenter / Polygon:
CD Projekt sued in CA federal court by investor seeking class action status, claiming the company made “false and/or misleading” statements about Cyberpunk 2077  —  A New York-based law firm filed the lawsuit on Thursday  —  After a rocky Cyberpunk 2077 launch earlier in December …
Dipayan Ghosh / Wired:
Facebook's claims that SMBs will suffer from iOS's privacy changes seem exaggerated when examining the technical changes Facebook announced in response  —  The social media giant would have you believe that Apple's privacy update will hurt the little guys.  But Facebook's motives aren't so altruistic.
Financial Times:
China's market regulator announces an antitrust investigation into Alibaba for alleged monopolistic practices, the first investigation of its kind in China  —  Probe into China's biggest tech group is one of the first of its kind for country's internet sector
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Nuro says it has been granted a permit to test and charge for its commercial autonomous delivery service by California's DMV, the first company to do so  —  Hours after announcing that it acquired self-driving truck startup Ike, Nuro revealed it's the first company to receive permission …

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