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November 28, 2017, 7:25 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
macOS High Sierra bug gives access via password prompt that authenticates as root with empty password; Apple says update coming, set root password as workaround  —  Security bug found in latest version of MacOS High Sierra  —  Company says it is working on a software update to fix issue
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.
Tony Romm / Recode:
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 …
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 …
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.
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington announces hedge fund denominated in Ripple, will focus primarily on crypto assets, currently raised ~$50M of $100M target  —  The prominent tech figure Michael Arrington announced a new hedge fund on Tuesday that will be denominated in the crypto-currency XRP …
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 …
Danny Westneat / The Seattle Times:
A look at some of the plans submitted by 238 municipalities in Amazon's HQ2 contest, offering big tax breaks, free land, and special access to public resources  —  A review of some of the bids to woo Amazon's HQ2 to other cities and states shows it's not all about the money.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
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:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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