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October 17, 2017, 7:25 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft issued Windows patch for KRACK exploits; Android fix expected in “coming weeks”, first to Pixels; researchers: devices with Android 6.0+ are affected  —  Technology companies are starting to respond to a new Wi-Fi exploit affecting all modern Wi-Fi networks using WPA or WPA 2 encryption.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
KRACK WPA2 exploits, which only partially affect iOS, have reportedly been patched in iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS betas  —  Apple has already patched serious vulnerabilities in the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard that protects many modern Wi-Fi networks, the company told iMore's Rene Ritchie this morning.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook buys anonymous teen compliment app tbh, which has had 5M+ downloads and over a billion messages sent in “past few weeks”, will let it continue to run  —  Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram.  Today, Facebook announced it's acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh …
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Sources: Apple held talks, that are now over without a deal, to buy Crossover Health, approached One Medical as part of push into health care  —  - It's not clear if Apple wanted to own and operate a network of health clinics, like its retail stores, or simply partner to sell products with a health-related angle, like the Apple Watch
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed:
Google Maps to remove test feature for iPhone users that showed how many calories or “mini cupcakes” you would burn if you walked after strong user feedback  —  Google Maps has a new feature for walking directions.  Now, it shows you how many calories you would burn if you walked:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple to appeal a $440M final judgement in VirnetX patent infringement case, after US District Court for Eastern District of Texas denies all of Apple's motions  —  Apple lost a retrial a year ago in an ongoing patent dispute with VirnetX over secure communications protocols in FaceTime …
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap:
Netflix reports Q3 revenue of $2.99B, up 30% YoY, vs. $2.97B est., 5.3M total subs added vs. 4.5M est., projects 6.3M new subscribers in Q4  —  Streaming giant continues to add customers worldwide ahead of a rate hike  —  Netflix may have been overshadowed by streaming rival Hulu …

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