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November 25, 2021, 10:30 AM

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Michael McSweeney / The Block:
Coinbase acquires crypto wallet startup BRD and says BRD wallet users will have the option to migrate to the Coinbase wallet in 2022  —  Crypto exchange Coinbase has acquired the crypto wallet startup BRD, according to a notice from its leadership team.  —  In a letter address …
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.
Nathaniel Mott / PCMag:
Check Point details MediaTek DSP firmware vulnerabilities in some Android smartphones that could be exploited to eavesdrop; MediaTek released patches in October  —  Check Point Research discovers a vulnerability in the digital signal processor found in MediaTek's system-on-chip offerings.
Michael Levenson / New York Times:
Pinterest settles lawsuit by shareholders over allegations of discrimination by pledging $50M to overhaul its corporate culture and promote diversity  —  Pinterest pledged $50 million to overhaul its corporate culture and promote diversity as part of an agreement to resolve allegations …
Wall Street Journal:
Verizon and AT&T offer to reduce the power coming from 5G towers for six months as the FAA examines possible aircraft interference  —  Wireless operators said they will limit the strength of service while regulators review the impact on planes and helicopters
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
EU proposes stricter rules for political ads, including sharing info on ads and banning targeting based on race, or face fines up to 5% global revenue  —  Proposed measure would ban targeting political ads based on categories such as religious views, sexual orientation
Demetri Sevastopulo / Financial Times:
The US places a dozen Chinese groups developing quantum computing, semiconductor, and aerospace technologies on an entity list, blocking exports to them  —  Move reflects mounting concern Beijing could acquire encryption-busting technologies from US groups  —  The US has placed …
Meir Orbach / CTech:
Israel reduces the countries approved for export of cyber tools from 102 to 37, most of which are in the West, after US sanctions NSO and Candiru  —  The Ministry of Defense has reduced the number of countries approved for export of cyber tools by Israeli companies from 102 to 37

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