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June 28, 2021, 6:05 AM

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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 …
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.
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.
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 …
ProPublica:
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.
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 …
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.
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
A look at tools being developed and used by activists to counter surveillance tech, such as steganography, mesh networks, stealthwear, and “anti-face” make-up  —  They're fighting back against the growing use of high-tech monitoring by taking increasingly fringe counter-measures

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