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November 29, 2021, 12:05 PM

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Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Twitter's Jack Dorsey will step down as CEO effective immediately, replaced by CTO Parag Agrawal; Dorsey will remain on the board until 2022  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief of the social media company, effective immediately.  Parag Agrawal, the company's chief technology officer …
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Financial Times:
Sources: UK's CMA is expected to block Meta's proposed acquisition of Giphy in the coming days  —  Move would be the first time the competition watchdog has reversed a Big Tech acquisition  —  The UK competition regulator is expected to block Meta's acquisition of online gif platform Giphy …
Reuters:
Documents: China's Henan province is asking companies to develop a 3,000-camera surveillance system to track journalists, international students, and others  —  Security officials in one of China's largest provinces have commissioned a surveillance system they say they want to use …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Thought Machine, which helps banks launch cloud-based services, raises a $200M Series C led by Nyca Partners at a $1B+ valuation  —  Thought Machine, a 2014 (Xoogler) founded startup that sells cloud-based b2b banking services, has closed a $200 million Series C round and announced …
Tom Lowrey / ABC:
Australian PM Scott Morrison proposes new defamation legislation mandating social media companies reveal the identities of anonymous online trolls or face fines  —  Social media companies could be forced to reveal the identities of anonymous users in an effort to crack down on online trolling …
Wall Street Journal:
Analysis: Amazon has built more than 450 warehouses in the US since the end of 2019, doubling its fulfillment capacity to over 930 facilities  —  Online retail giant has nearly doubled its fulfillment capacity since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic  —  In the past two years …
Warren P. Strobel / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the challenges spies face with biometrics, smartphones, and surveillance cameras, and how AI sifting through data changes espionage  —  U.S., rivals seek ways to adapt spycraft to a changing world; being on the grid can blow your cover, but so can staying off
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Forte founder and CEO Josh Williams on Forte's $725M Series B, adding “real purpose” to speculation-fueled tokens via games, potential regulation, more  —  Forte raised $725 million on the expectation that it will provide the building blocks for triple-A game companies to make NFT games.

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