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November 24, 2021, 1:10 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.
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
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Apple sues NSO Group in US federal court, seeking to ban NSO from using Apple products and alleging NSO illegally targeted Apple users with surveillance tools  —  Apple accused NSO Group, the Israeli surveillance company, of “flagrant” violations of its software, as well as federal and state laws.
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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 …

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