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December 2, 2016, 7:35 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.
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Sources: Facebook is working on Collections, a feature to showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed  —  Facebook is working on a new feature that will showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed, according to two people familiar …
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 …
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.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC reaches preliminary conclusion that AT&T is violating net neutrality with DirecTV data cap exemption  —  Verizon also in trouble with FCC over charging competitors for zero-rating.  —  The Federal Communications Commission has reached a preliminary conclusion that AT&T …
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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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Obama prohibits German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron to sell its US based business to a Chinese investment fund, citing national security risks  —  President Barack Obama issued an executive order which prohibits China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund from acquiring the U.S. business …
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 …

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