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December 25, 2020, 12:55 AM

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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.
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 …
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.
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
Eudora Wang / DealStreetAsia:
Uniontech Software, a Chinese startup that makes Linux-based operating systems, raises $168.2M Series A led by state-owned investment firm Beijing E-Town  —  Chinese operating system (OS) startup Uniontech Software Technology has garnered 1.1 billion yuan ($168.2 million) …

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