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November 28, 2017, 4:50 PM

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Shaun Nichols / The Register:
macOS High Sierra flaw allows user to authenticate as root while leaving password field blank, which grants privileged access to system preferences  —  Apple, this is bad, like Windows 95 bad  —  A trivial to exploit flaw in macOS High Sierra allows users to get admin rights without a password.
CNBC:
US district judge says Uber “withheld evidence from me” in trade secrets case brought by Waymo, delays the trial that was due to begin next week  —  - The judge granted a request from Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit to delay a trade secrets trial.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Arguments against FCC's Net Neutrality rollback miss that regulation incurs opportunity costs and more attention should be paid to inter-ISP competition  —  Weirdly, this article about the American broadband market must start in Portugal. … Last week Federal Communications Commission …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Dan Primack / Axios:
WeWork agrees to acquire Meetup, the New York-based social network that helps organize offline meetings; source says deal is valued at ~$200M  —  WeWork has agreed to acquire Meetup, a New York-based social network that helps organize offline meetings around common interests.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is bringing tabbed window management to Windows 10 with Sets, so users can group different apps together, rolling out to testers over next few weeks  —  One of the most popular feature requests (more than 20,000 votes) for Windows 10 is tabs in File Explorer.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researcher finds 100GB of US intel data, from US Army and NSA, hosted on unsecured AWS server as disk image, following a string of similar mistakes by US intel  —  The leak marks at least the fifth exposure of NSA-related data in as many years.  —  The contents of a highly sensitive hard drive belonging …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Airbnb launches payment splitting for group trips for up to 16 people on a single reservation  —  In February of this year, Airbnb acquired social payments startup Tilt.  Today, the fruits of that acquisition are being passed along to Airbnb users.  —  Starting now, Airbnb users …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Adobe: US Cyber Monday sales hit record-breaking $6.59B, with purchases on smartphones also breaking a record with $1.59B in sales  —  Cyber Monday is off to a flying start for online shopping in the US.  As of 7am Pacific, $840 million has been spent, up 16.9 percent on Cyber Monday 2016.

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Microsoft:
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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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