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November 29, 2017, 12:05 AM

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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.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Sources: Uber's net loss widens to $1.46B in Q3, gross bookings rose to $9.71B vs $8.74B in Q2, with a net loss in Q2 of $1.06B  —  Uber Technologies Inc.'s net loss widened to $1.46 billion in the third quarter, according to people with knowledge of the matter, a sign that the ride-hailing leader …
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Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Benchmark, Menlo Ventures to sell some shares to SoftBank as part of tender; Uber shareholders have 20 days to sell at $48B valuation, or wait for IPO in 2019  —  An early sign of momentum in the long-awaited deal of 2017.  —  Two of Uber's largest shareholders agreed on Tuesday to sell …
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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.
Adam Ismail / Tom's Guide:
Google activates Visual Core processor on Pixel 2 phones in latest Android 8.1 beta for faster, more efficient processing of HDR+ photos  —  Android Oreo 8.1 is nearly here, and although it doesn't appear to introduce many new features on the surface, there's one enhancement Pixel 2 users …
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 …

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