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Elite U.S. tech workers, some awakened to political organizing by the election of President Trump, are increasingly giving their own CEOs a painful wakeup call via internal dissents on company business decisions and policies.

Between the lines: It's a "Revolt of the Haves," with highly-paid workers seeking to leverage their employers in ways that lower-skilled workforces cannot, AP's Mae Anderson and Matt O'Brien report.

Microsoft and Amazon workers have dissented on facial recognition projects used by U.S. law enforcement and immigration services.

  • Google staffers have protested the company's censored search engine for China and its projects with the U.S. military.
  • Just this week, hundreds of Google employees walked out in protest of the company's handling of sexual harassment.
  • "Walkout co-organizer Meredith Whittaker... said in an interview that workers’ demands for better treatment at the company are intertwined with their larger concerns about a 'general abuse of power' that includes how Google’s business ventures affect society."

The bottom line: The midterms are Tuesday, but these political earthquakes look like they're just getting started.

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Trump tightens screws on ByteDance to sell Tiktok

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President Trump added more pressure Friday night on China-based TikTok parent ByteDance to exit the U.S., ordering it to divest all assets related to the U.S. operation of TikTok within 90 days.

Between the lines: The order means ByteDance must be wholly disentangled from TikTok in the U.S. by November. Trump had previously ordered TikTok banned if ByteDance hadn't struck a deal within 45 days. The new order likely means ByteDance has just another 45 days after that to fully close the deal, one White House source told Axios.

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  4. States: California passes 600,000 confirmed coronavirus cases.
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Harris: "Women are going to be a priority" in Biden administration

Sen. Kamala Harris at an event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In her first sit-down interview since being named Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris talked about what she'll do to fight for women if elected VP, and how the Democrats are thinking about voter turnout strategies ahead of November.

What they're saying: "In a Biden-Harris administration women are going to be a priority, understanding that women have many priorities and all of them must be acknowledged," Harris told The 19th*'s Errin Haines-Whack.