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November 29, 2017, 7:10 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
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Facebook testing new CAPTCHA, asks users to upload a photo of their face to prove they're human, says it will permanently delete pictures after checking  —  FACEBOOK MAY SOON ask you to “upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face,” to prove you're not a bot.
Reed Albergotti / The Information:
Sources: Andy Rubin left Google in 2014 after internal inquiry found he had an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate, has now taken leave from Essential  —  Andy Rubin, the creator of Android and a key executive at Google Inc. for nine years, left the company in 2014 shortly …
Patrick Howell O'Neill / Cyberscoop:
Kazakhstan-born Canadian citizen Karim Baratov pleads guilty for his role in 2014 Yahoo data breach; sentencing hearing set for Feb. 20, 2018  —  A man pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday for his role in helping Russian spies hack into email accounts.
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.
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Microsoft plans multibillion-dollar overhaul of its Redmond campus, expanding it by adding ~2.5M square feet of new space for an additional 8,000 employees  —  SEATTLE — While Amazon is hunting for a second headquarters away from its hometown, its neighbor in the Seattle area — Microsoft …
Tony Romm / Recode:
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Adam Ismail / Tom's Guide:
Google activates Pixel 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 …
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.

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