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June 26, 2021, 5:15 PM

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Avram Piltch / Tom's Hardware:
Microsoft says Windows 11 requires a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip, excluding a significant number of Windows 10 computers from upgrading to the new OS  —  Even some three year old computers may not be able to run the OS.  —  Traditionally, we think of Windows as the operating system …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Microsoft engineer says users will be able to sideload Android Apps on Windows 11  —  Many questions about how the feature will work remain, however  —  According to an engineer at Microsoft, Windows 11 users will have the ability to sideload Android apps onto the operating system …
Sascha Segan / PCMag:
José Adorno / 9to5Mac:
Telegram adds group video calls, screen sharing, noise suppression, animated backgrounds, tablet and desktop support with side panel and split-screen view, more  —  Telegram for iOS received a major update this week.  After months of teasing and testing, Group Video Calls is finally available …
Bloomberg:
Tesla to issue a software fix to 285K+ cars in China, after regulator finds its autopilot can get activated automatically, which may lead to sudden acceleration  —  - Acceleration risk forces an upgrade for 285,000 vehicles  — The software fix in many instances will be made online
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Microsoft says an attacker gained access to one of its customer service agents and launched attacks against customers in a probe of suspected SolarWinds hackers  —  Microsoft (MSFT.O) said on Friday an attacker had won access to one of its customer-service agents and then used information …
ProPublica:
Analysis finds thousands of videos of Uyghurs denying abuses against their community on Twitter and YouTube as part of an elaborate Chinese influence campaign  —  Co-published with The New York Times … Recently, the owner of a small store in western China came across some remarks by Mike Pompeo, the former U.S. secretary of state.
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel licenses SiFive's IP for Intel Foundry Services' 7nm offerings and says it will create its own RISC-V development platform called Horse Creek  —  As part of SiFive's announcements today, along with enabling SiFive IP on Intel's Foundry Service offerings, Intel will be creating …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
New research: estimates of Internet's energy consumption are exaggerated and throttling data consumption like lowering Netflix resolution does not yield much  —  New research by two leading scientists says some dire warnings of environmental damage from technology are overstated.
TechCrunch:
Amazon's AWS acquires encrypted messaging service Wickr, says it will continue operating the service and offer it to AWS customers  —  Amazon's cloud services giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) is getting into the encrypted messaging business.  The company has just announced …
Wall Street Journal:
UK's CMA launches an investigation into whether Amazon and Google are doing enough to crack down on fake reviews and deter sellers from manipulating listings  —  U.K. regulator opens investigation into whether tech giants are doing enough to deter sellers from manipulating product listings

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