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August 4, 2015, 10:40 AM

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Zero-day vulnerability in Apple's latest, fully patched OS X allows hackers to surreptitiously infect Macs with malware  —  0-day bug in fully patched OS X comes under active exploit to hijack Macs  —  Privilege-escalation bug lets attackers infect Macs sans password.  —  Malwarebytes
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs  —  The common wisdom when it comes to PCs and Apple computers is that the latter are much more secure.  Particularly when it comes to firmware, people have assumed that Apple systems are locked down in ways that PCs aren't.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook gives you a full Windows laptop for $169  —  Hey, HP: you're far from the only one who can play the ridiculously low-cost Windows laptop game.  Acer has unveiled the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14, a pair of thin-and-light Windows 10 portables that promise …
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:
Apple buys a 43-acre development site in North San Jose for just over $138M  —  Exclusive: Apple buys huge San Jose development site  —  Apple Inc. has purchased a roughly 43-acre development site in North San Jose in a blockbuster real estate transaction that comes just weeks …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter adds experimental News tab in Android and iOS apps, with tweets from pre-approved publishers  —  Twitter Experiments With A ‘News’ Tab  —  Twitter wants to make its best stuff easier to find.  —  Starting today, some U.S. Twitter users will see a News tab appear in their Twitter apps.
James Cook / Business Insider:
Sources: Apple is conducting private MVNO trials in US, in talks with European operators, but service might be 5 years away  —  Apple is in talks to launch its own virtual network service in the US and Europe  —  Apple is in talks to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) …
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:
RIG Exploit Kit 3.0 Used to Infect Over 1.3 Million Computers Worldwide  —  Version 3.0 of the notorious RIG exploit kit has been released.  Researchers at Trustwave have determined that the crimeware has already been used to infect more than 1.3 million devices from all over the world.
Dennis Fisher / Threatpost:
EFF, AdBlock and Others Launch New Do Not Track Standard  —  After years of discussions, disagreements, and digressions, the Do Not Track header is supported by all of the major browsers.  But because there's no real requirement for sites or advertisers to respect it, DNT is not as effective as it could be.
Brian Womack / Bloomberg Business:
Yahoo Said to Pay $230 Million for Shopping Site Polyvore  —  Yahoo! Inc. is paying about $230 million for shopping service Polyvore Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said, as the Internet portal seeks new ways to draw in users and advertisers.  —  The deal, announced last week …
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