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10 things in tech you need to know today, November 27



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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this

  1. President Trump threatened to place tariffs on the iPhone and
    Apple stock is getting crushed
    Trump said in an
    interview with The Wall Street Journal that he could put a 10%
    tariff on iPhones and Chinese electronic goods.
  2. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
    could be humbled by a creepy bikini app.
    Facebook documents, from a lawsuit involving an app called
    Pikinis, have made their way into the hands of British
    lawmakers ahead of a hearing on Tuesday. They could shed light
    on Facebook’s privacy policy.

  3. Google has quietly joined a growing list of companies asking
    Senator Hyde-Smith for a refund on their campaign donations
    following her “public hanging” remark
    Google has
    not publicly requested that its $5,000 donation be returned but
    quietly sent an email to the campaign asking for a refund on
    November 21, according to Popular Information.

  4. WhatsApp’s chief business officer is the latest exec to leave
     Neeraj Arora is quitting, and his
    departure follows ugly clashes between WhatsApp’s cofounders
    and Facebook leadership.

  5. Jack Ma, creator of e-commerce giant Alibaba and China’s
    richest man alive, has been outed as a member of the Communist
    On Monday, state-run People’s Daily wrote
    that the Communist Party would be honoring 100 people,
    including Ma and two other internet-tech moguls, for their
    contributions to China’s economy.

  6. Elon Musk says people need to work around 80 hours per week to
    change the world
    “There are way easier places to
    work, but nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week,”
    Musk tweeted.

  7. The biggest Nintendo game of 2018 “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”
    leaked to pirates prior to release
    The fifth
    major entry in the “Super Smash Bros.” fighting game series is
    scheduled to launch on 7 December.

  8. Airbnb has poached an Amazon executive as its new CFO, as the
    $31 billion startup preps for an IPO
    Stephenson joined Airbnb after 17 years at Amazon and will be
    replacing Laurence Tosi, who left the CFO role in February
    after reportedly disagreeing with CEO Brian Chesky over the
    future of the company.

  9. Uber employees say the company’s autonomous driving unit used a
    strange term to describe people and animals

    Employees in Uber’s self-driving unit referred to a human or
    animal as “a squishy thing,” sources told Business Insider.

  10. More than 500,000 people downloaded games on the Google Play
    Store that were infected with malware
    Google has
    removed 13 games from its Play Store for containing malware,
    all of which were driving simulators.

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