Meta says Facebook for Android will soon use its own Chromium-based in-app browser engine, citing security and stability as reasons for its WebView alternative (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Meta says Facebook for Android will soon use its own Chromium-based in-app browser engine, citing security and stability as reasons for its WebView alternative  —  When you open a link while in another app, it usually launches in your browser (e.g., Chrome) or a Custom Tab.

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California Assembly passes a bill requiring crypto firms in the state to obtain a license and that stablecoins be issued by a bank; Governor Newsom must sign it (Sam Reynolds/CoinDesk)

Sam Reynolds / CoinDesk:
California Assembly passes a bill requiring crypto firms in the state to obtain a license and that stablecoins be issued by a bank; Governor Newsom must sign it  —  The Digital Financial Assets Law, which is similar to New York’s BitLicense, has been criticized by industry stakeholders.

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An analysis of music NFT secondary sales and trading activity from late 2021 to mid-2022, to provide a more in-depth and nuanced understanding of NFT markets (Water & Music)

Water & Music:
An analysis of music NFT secondary sales and trading activity from late 2021 to mid-2022, to provide a more in-depth and nuanced understanding of NFT markets  —  tl;dr: This article presents an analysis of secondary sales and trading activity across several notable, multi-edition music NFT drops from late 2021 to mid-2022.

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New York-based Tomorrow Health, whose data-driven marketplace matches patients with home-based care suppliers, has raised a $60M Series B led by BOND (Katie Adams/MedCity News)

Katie Adams / MedCity News:
New York-based Tomorrow Health, whose data-driven marketplace matches patients with home-based care suppliers, has raised a $60M Series B led by BOND  —  Tomorrow Health — a platform that makes it easier for patients, providers and payers to coordinate home-based care …

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CISA says Dominion’s voting machines used in at least 16 states have nine vulnerabilities that have not been exploited, and suggests mitigation measures (Kate Brumback/Associated Press)

Kate Brumback / Associated Press:
CISA says Dominion’s voting machines used in at least 16 states have nine vulnerabilities that have not been exploited, and suggests mitigation measures  —  ATLANTA (AP) — Electronic voting machines from a leading vendor used in at least 16 states have software vulnerabilities that leave …

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Utah-based Strider, whose software helps organizations and governments protect IP, talent, and supply chains from nation-state threats, raises a $45M Series B (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Utah-based Strider, whose software helps organizations and governments protect IP, talent, and supply chains from nation-state threats, raises a $45M Series B  —  Strider, a platform designed to help companies, governments and research institutions protect intellectual property (IP) …

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Since Ukraine invasion, an estimated 70,000 tech workers have left Russia, despite income taxes eliminated till 2024, relocating to Poland, Latvia, and more (Liudas Dapkus/Associated Press)

Liudas Dapkus / Associated Press:
Since Ukraine invasion, an estimated 70,000 tech workers have left Russia, despite income taxes eliminated till 2024, relocating to Poland, Latvia, and more  —  VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Russia’s tech workers are looking for safer and more secure professional pastures.

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Interview with Australia’s communications minister Paul Fletcher on the efficacy of the country’s year-old news bargaining code with Google and Meta (Morgan Meaker/Wired)

Morgan Meaker / Wired:
Interview with Australia’s communications minister Paul Fletcher on the efficacy of the country’s year-old news bargaining code with Google and Meta  —  A year after Australia forced tech giants to pay news outlets for the content they display, other countries want to follow suit.

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Taiwan-based GlobalWafers’ proposed €4.35B takeover of German chip supplier Siltronic falls apart as Germany’s government misses the approval deadline (Reuters)

Reuters:
Taiwan-based GlobalWafers’ proposed €4.35B takeover of German chip supplier Siltronic falls apart as Germany’s government misses the approval deadline  —  Germany’s economy ministry said it could not complete its review of a planned sale of chip supplier Siltronic to Taiwanese rival GlobalWafers …

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