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Investigation finds 4,152 items on Amazon that were declared unsafe by federal agencies, are deceptively labeled, or are banned by regulators (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:Investigation finds 4,152 items on Amazon that were declared unsafe by federal agencies, are deceptively labeled, or are banned by regulators  —  Just like tech companies that have struggled to tackle misinformation on their platforms, Amazon has proven unable or unwilling to effectively police third-party sellers on its site

Report: Facebook has pushed Instagram into doubling the number of ads since last year; Instagram is testing two back-to-back ads in Stories (James Loke Hale/Tubefilter)

James Loke Hale / Tubefilter:Report: Facebook has pushed Instagram into doubling the number of ads since last year; Instagram is testing two back-to-back ads in Stories  —  Instagram is about to get even more ads.  —  Beginning this week, the platform is running a test with what it told AdWeek is a “small percentage” of users.

Sources: new data dump of 5.3M+ credit card accounts is linked to compromised gas pumps, coffee shops, and restaurants operated by Hy-Vee supermarket chain (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:Sources: new data dump of 5.3M+ credit card accounts is linked to compromised gas pumps, coffee shops, and restaurants operated by Hy-Vee supermarket chain  —  On Tuesday of this week, one of the more popular underground stores peddling credit and debit card data stolen from hacked merchants announced …

Amazon says it will no longer use tips or supplemental earnings to cover promised wages of Flex drivers, who deliver for Prime Now, Fresh, and Whole Foods (Johana Bhuiyan/Los Angeles Times)

Johana Bhuiyan / Los Angeles Times:Amazon says it will no longer use tips or supplemental earnings to cover promised wages of Flex drivers, who deliver for Prime Now, Fresh, and Whole Foods  —  Amazon delivery drivers were surprised to learn earlier this year that the e-commerce giant would at times dip into their tips to cover their promised wages.

Shanghai-based The CareVoice, which is building an end-to-end mobile platform for insurers to integrate their existing solutions, raises $10M Series A (Catherine Shu/TechCrunch)

Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:Shanghai-based The CareVoice, which is building an end-to-end mobile platform for insurers to integrate their existing solutions, raises $10M Series A  —  The CareVoice, a Shanghai-based health insurance software startup with ambitions to expand throughout Asia, announced today that it has raised about $10 million in Series A funding.
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