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November 26, 2021, 7:00 AM

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple AR headset to launch in late 2022 with an M1-like chip and no tethering to a Mac or an iPhone; Apple wants to replace the iPhone with AR in 10 years  —  Apple's long-rumored augmented reality (AR) headset project is set to bear its first fruit late next year with the launch …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Chinese regulators asked Didi Global's management to devise a plan for delisting from the NYSE over concerns about leaking sensitive data  —  - Regulators asked Didi brass to devise a plan to go private  — Forced delisting will be severest action against China Tech
Nicole Carpenter / Polygon:
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
EU proposes broad disclosures about political ads and banning targeting based on sensitive data, but not microtargeting, and fines of up to 5% of global revenue  —  Proposed measure would ban targeting political ads based on categories such as religious views, sexual orientation
Michael Levenson / New York Times:
Pinterest settles discrimination lawsuits by releasing former employees from NDAs and 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 …
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 the US sanctioned NSO Group 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
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify confirms it is testing Discover, a TikTok-like vertical feed of music videos that appears to repurpose Canvas videos, in its iOS app  —  TikTok has seen its short-form video feed copied by a host of competitors, from Instagram to Snap to YouTube and even Netflix.
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 …
Olatunji Olaigbe / The Record:
How one Nigerian university student turned to cybercrime during the pandemic to pay his bills, driven by high unemployment, few well-paying jobs, and boredom  —  ILORIN, Nigeria—Around November 2020, Kayode said he was invited to a house party—the kind attended mostly by others involved in the country's illicit digital economy.

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