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California launches a digital vaccination record built using the open-source SMART Health Card Framework, with a QR code to show COVID-19 vaccine record (Mercury News)

Mercury News:
California launches a digital vaccination record built using the open-source SMART Health Card Framework, with a QR code to show COVID-19 vaccine record  —  Vaccinated Californians now have a new way to show they are inoculated against the coronavirus without carrying around a flimsy paper card.

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YouTube says it is rolling out picture-in-picture support for YouTube Premium users on iOS and plans to launch the feature for all iOS users in the US (Sami Fathi/MacRumors)

Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
YouTube says it is rolling out picture-in-picture support for YouTube Premium users on iOS and plans to launch the feature for all iOS users in the US  —  After a long wait, YouTube for iOS is officially gaining picture-in-picture support, allowing all users, non-premium and premium subscribers …

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The Platform Competition and Opportunity Act, which ends Big Tech acquisitions, could backfire in several ways, like discouraging startups’ productive behavior (Alex Kantrowitz/Big Technology)

Alex Kantrowitz / Big Technology:
The Platform Competition and Opportunity Act, which ends Big Tech acquisitions, could backfire in several ways, like discouraging startups’ productive behavior  —  Congress wants to stop most Big Tech acquisitions.  But that won’t neccesarily increase competition.  —  5 hr ago

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Roku says from May 20 to June 3, more Roku viewers streamed a Roku Original than Quibi users who streamed Quibi shows during the nine months of Quibi’s lifetime (Dade Hayes/Deadline)

Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Roku says from May 20 to June 3, more Roku viewers streamed a Roku Original than Quibi users who streamed Quibi shows during the nine months of Quibi’s lifetime  —  Roku has revealed viewership data for its original programming, much of which was powered by the acquisition of Quibi’s library last January.

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Two major Chinese banks now allow customers to exchange digital yuan for fiat at 3,000+ ATMs in Beijing, in an expansion of China’s digital currency experiment (Andrew Asmakov/Decrypt)

Andrew Asmakov / Decrypt:
Two major Chinese banks now allow customers to exchange digital yuan for fiat at 3,000+ ATMs in Beijing, in an expansion of China’s digital currency experiment  —  Two major Chinese banks now allow customers to exchange the country’s new central bank digital currency (CBDC) …

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Fiddler AI, which makes tools to help engineers monitor machine learning systems, raises $32M Series B led by Insight Partners (Jonathan Vanian/Fortune)

Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Fiddler AI, which makes tools to help engineers monitor machine learning systems, raises $32M Series B led by Insight Partners  —  Subscribe to Fortune Daily to get essential business stories straight to your inbox each morning.  —  Investors are betting that a former Facebook engineer …

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Study: 80% of organizations that paid a ransom were hit by a second ransomware attack; 66% orgs cited revenue losses after the attack and 53% cited brand damage (VentureBeat)

VentureBeat:
Study: 80% of organizations that paid a ransom were hit by a second ransomware attack; 66% orgs cited revenue losses after the attack and 53% cited brand damage  —  Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021.  —  Ransomware attacks are on the rise globally …

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Sources: EU antitrust regulators plan to open a formal investigation into Google’s digital advertising business before the end of the year (Foo Yun Chee/Reuters)

Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU antitrust regulators plan to open a formal investigation into Google’s digital advertising business before the end of the year  —  EU antitrust regulators are set to open another front against Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google by launching a formal investigation …

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Ukrainian police arrest members of ransomware gang Clop, the first time that a national law enforcement agency has carried out mass arrests of such a gang (Hannah Murphy/Financial Times)

Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Ukrainian police arrest members of ransomware gang Clop, the first time that a national law enforcement agency has carried out mass arrests of such a gang  —  Arrests of Cl0p hacker group members adds to pressure on other countries to follow suit  —  Ukrainian police have arrested members …

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European companies’ reluctance to offer free software and services have resulted in the region being over-dependent on US and others for communication platforms (Bert Hubert’s writings)

Bert Hubert’s writings:
European companies’ reluctance to offer free software and services have resulted in the region being over-dependent on US and others for communication platforms  —  Europe’s communication needs are currently almost exclusively delivered by Chinese hardware that connects us to US-based platforms.