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June 28, 2021, 9:35 AM

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Financial Times:
UK's Financial Conduct Authority orders Binance to stop all regulated activities in Britain by June 30 and issues consumer alert against the company  —  FCA also issues consumer alert against sprawling cryptocurrency group  —  The UK's financial watchdog has ordered Binance to stop …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 888 Plus with 3GHz clock speed and a claimed 20% boost in AI capabilities, arriving in devices during Q3 2021  —  Phones are getting a speed boost.  Qualcomm on Monday unveiled its newest, highest-end smartphone processor, the Snapdragon 888 Plus.
Ax Sharma / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft admits it signed a malicious driver called “Netfilter” targeting gaming environments; the rootkit malware was observed communicating with Chinese IPs  —  Microsoft has now confirmed signing a malicious driver being distributed within gaming environments.
Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Lenovo unveils $679 Yoga Tab 13 Android tablet that works as a portable monitor, with a stainless steel kickstand and 1080p display  —  The Yoga Tab 13 doubles as a wall hanger  —  Lenovo has announced the new $679 Yoga Tab 13, a global version of the Yoga Pad Pro that launched in China earlier this year.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is considering iPads with displays larger than 12.9-inch, for 2023 or later, and has promoted new execs to the leadership team of its car project  —  This week: Apple explores larger iPads and reshuffles its car team, Amazon eyes augmented reality, and Peloton takes on the Apple Watch.
Reuters:
YouTube took down and then restored a channel featuring testimonials from Xinjiang; the channel owner says the videos are being backed up on the LBRY blockchain  —  A human rights group that attracted millions of views on YouTube to testimonies from people who say their families have disappeared …
Noah Bailey:
Windows 11 has needlessly stringent hardware requirements, especially its arbitrary list of compatible CPUs, which will render a lot of decent hardware obsolete  —  The latest announcements for Windows 11 have revealed that the next version of the Windows operating system will have very stringent hardware requirements.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Etsy says it will acquire Brazilian marketplace for creators Elo7 for $217M; the brand will remain standalone, operating out of Sao Paulo  —  On the heels of Etsy's huge deal to acquire Depop to open the door to more social selling, targeting younger users, and deeply expand in Europe …
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