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December 2, 2016, 3:50 PM

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Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:
Researchers bypass Apple's Activation Lock on iPhone and iPad running the latest version of iOS  —  Researchers have found a bug that can be used to bypass Apple's Activation Lock feature and gain access to the homescreen of locked iPhones and iPads running the latest version of iOS.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
AirDroid, a remote management app with 10M+ Play Store downloads, uses a static and easily detectable encryption key leaving users vulnerable to MITM attacks  —  For six months, the remote management app has opened users to code-execution attacks.  —  For at least the past six months …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Avalanche, a 7-year-old botnet used for malware and phishing attacks, dismantled in global cyber operation; officials sinkhole 800K domains, seize 50 servers  —  At one point, Avalanche network was responsible for two-thirds of all phishing attacks.  —  [Update, 3:00 PM EDT …
Geoffrey Smith / Fortune:
Airbnb will limit entire home rentals to 60 days a year in Amsterdam and 90 days in London, unless hosts have a license to rent for longer  —  Home-sharing firm Airbnb said it will for the first time impose fixed limits on the number of nights a year that hosts can rent out their homes through its site in Amsterdam and London.
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Secure messaging app Signal's downloads increase 400% after Trump's win, amid anxiety over the future of US surveillance  —  “I think there's a lot of fear, given Trump's alarming statements about surveillance and his penchant for revenge, that he will attempt to use surveillance to crush dissent."
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Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Survey of 700+ startup founders: 31% don't intend to IPO, 67% now say VCs have more negotiating power  —  First Round Capital just published its second-ever State of Startups report, and it's chock full of interesting sentiments from a survey of more than 700 founders …
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Intel and Amazon plan to work together on smart home initiatives, to release reference design and SDK for Intel-based, Alexa-powered smart speaker in Q1 2017  —  Intel and Amazon plan to work together on a series of smart home initiatives in the near future, the companies announced today …

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