June 27, 2021, 10:10 PM

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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.
Financial Times:
UK's Financial Conduct Authority orders Binance to stop all regulated activities in Britain by June 30, issues consumer alert against it  —  FCA also issues consumer alert against sprawling cryptocurrency group  —  The UK's financial watchdog has ordered Binance to stop all regulated activities …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google unveils “Play Media Experience Program”, which will let certain media apps get a larger cut of Play Store sales for supporting more Android form factors  —  Google entices multimillion-dollar media apps with a 15 percent Play Store fee.  —  There are 3 billion active Android devices …
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Study: an algorithm developed by EHR provider Epic to predict sepsis infections in patients missed two-thirds of sepsis cases and frequently issued false alarms  —  A study found that a system used to identify cases of sepsis missed most instances and frequently issued false alarms.
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.
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.
Andrew Deck / Rest of World:
A look at Chinese content farms behind “Factory TikTok”, a subgenre where workers making products like aloe jelly and gloves also are influencers selling them  —  How workers manufacturing products like aloe jelly and gardening gloves also became the influencers selling them.
Matt Stoller / BIG:
Antitrust bills have issues, but Judiciary Committee passing them is nothing short of a revolution in American thinking on political economy and monopoly power  —  The Judiciary Committee voted 21-20 to split up Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook.  What happened was unbelievable.
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.
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 …

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