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November 24, 2021, 1:00 PM

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Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Apple taps TSMC to mass produce 4nm 5G modem chips for the iPhone in 2023, in an effort to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm  —  U.S. company aims to cut reliance on Qualcomm for key components  —  Apple plans to adopt TSMC's 4-nanometer chip technology for its 5G modems as it seeks to cut reliance on Qualcomm.
CoinDesk:
Indian government submits a bill to ban most cryptocurrencies and aims to create a framework that would facilitate the creation of a CBDC  —  While the bill might be the same as the draft submitted in January, expectations had grown that the government would submit a final version that would be accommodative to crypto.
New York Times:
Adam Mosseri agrees to testify about Instagram's effects on teenage users before a Senate Commerce subcommittee during the week of December 6  —  Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has agreed for the first time to testify before Congress, as bipartisan anger mounts over harms to young people from the app.
The Verge:
Samsung says it will build a ~$17B, 1,200+ acre chip factory in Taylor, Texas, roughly 30 miles from its Austin facility, operational in H2 2024  —  Creating 1,800 jobs in the city of Taylor  —  Samsung officially announced a new advanced chip-making plant in Texas, that's estimated …
Peter Grant / Wall Street Journal:
CB Insights: real estate tech startups have raised $9.5B during 2021 so far, topping the record $9B invested in the “proptech” sector during 2019  —  Venture capitalists and other investors poured $9.5 billion into sector through mid-November  —  Growing landlord demand for better data …
James Marson / Wall Street Journal:
How Belgian police infiltrated messaging service Sky ECC in February and March, gaining access to a billion messages and facilitating arrests and drug seizures  —  Criminals thought encrypted Sky ECC cellphones were impregnable, but cops tapped a billion messages, yielding arrests and drug seizures
Jordan Pearson / VICE:
ConstitutionDAO's organizers say the project has run its course and will shift its Discord channel into read-only mode in two weeks  —  The attempt by crypto fans to buy a copy of the Constitution has been defined by chaos since it failed.  Now, it's dead.  —  Jordan Pearson
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple delays the release of its digital ID feature in the Wallet app for iOS and watchOS until early 2022  —  Apple recently updated its website to indicate that an upcoming iOS 15 and watchOS 8 feature that will let you add your driver's license or state ID to your iPhone and Apple Watch …
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Internal email chain shows over 600 Google employees have signed a document opposing Google's vaccine mandate, which Google says it firmly stands behind  —  - Several hundred Google employees have signed and circulated a manifesto opposing its widened Covid vaccine mandate, according to internal communications viewed by CNBC.

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