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The move would signal a <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/salesforce-is-considering-buying-messaging-app-slack-wsj-2020-11">more aggressive foray</a> into office-communication software for Salesforce.<br><br></li><li><strong>Amazon Web Services experienced a major outage</strong>. Scores of websites <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-web-services-outage-websites-not-working-2020-11">rely on the internet infrastructure</a> to function and the outage knocked out services like Roku.<br><br></li><li><strong>DoorDash is paying $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit</strong>. The settlement <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/doordash-25-million-settlement-lawsuit-tipping-model-2020-11">addresses a 2019 lawsuit</a> that accused the company of misleading customers in how it issued tips for its delivery drivers.<br><br></li><li><strong>France will tax Big Tech</strong>. France has notified companies including <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/france-starts-implementing-big-tech-tax-despite-us-threats-2020-11">Facebook and Amazon</a> that it is levying its new 3% digital services tax for this year.<br><br></li><li><strong>The UK will spend millions to help companies avoid Huawei</strong>. The UK will spend 250 million ($333 million) to <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-25/u-k-commits-333-million-to-help-carriers-replace-huawei-5g">remove Huawei equipment</a> from the country's 5G roll-out after security concerns.<br><br></li><li><strong>Apple is standing behind its indicted security chief</strong>. The iPhone manufacturer is <a href="https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/11/apple-security-chief-maintains-innocence-after-bribery-charges/">standing behind one of its executives</a> who is accused of offering 200 iPads to the Santa County Sheriff's office in exchange for concealed carry permits.<br><br></li><li><strong>Facebook's ad-banning AI is hurting small business owners</strong>. Facebook's efforts to crack down on violations of its ad policies are <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-ad-purge-hurting-small-business-owners-holiday-shopping-season-2020-11">mistakenly penalizing advertisers</a> over selling benign products like dog posters and jewelry.<br><br></li><li><strong>A hacker claims to have user data from Parler</strong>. Amid a Twitter storm about an <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/parler-data-breach-twitter-social-network-conservative-hack-2020-11">alleged hack of the conservative social media </a>site a hacker says that he accessed actual user information from Parler. <br><br></li><li><strong>Coinbase will suspend margin trading</strong>. The cryptocurrency exchange is preventing <a href="https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-ends-margin-trading">customers from placing new margin trades</a>, a form of leverage, after guidance from the CFTC. <br><br></li><li><strong>Exclusive: VCs named their top 100 startups of 2020</strong>. All year, Business Insider asked <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/top-100-startups-2020-11">venture-capital investors</a> to name the rising-star startups in areas like tech, healthcare, retail, and finance.</li></ol><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/10-things-in-tech-you-need-to-know-today-november-26-2020-11#comments">Join the conversation about this story »</a></p> <p>NOW WATCH: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/what-its-like-travel-during-coronavirus-outbreak-planes-airports-virus-2020-3">Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreak</a></p> Click here to read full news..