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November 29, 2017, 2:00 PM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases macOS High Sierra security fix for critical root vulnerability, says it's auditing its development processes to prevent future flaws  —  If you're running macOS High Sierra, it's time to update your Mac as soon as possible.  Apple has released a security update that addresses …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Amazon debuts AWS Fargate to let customers run containers without managing infrastructure  —  At the AWS re:Invent conference today in Las Vegas, the company introduced AWS Fargate, a new service that lets you run containers without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure.
Evan Spiegel / Axios:
Evan Spiegel says social media fueled fake news and Snapchat is “separating the social from the media” in its upcoming redesign  —  The personalized newsfeed revolutionized the way people share and consume content.  But let's be honest: this came at a huge cost to facts, our minds and the entire media industry.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
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 …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Waze adds support for routing with carpool lanes, a mode for motorcycles, and hands-free “OK Waze” voice commands  —  The navigation app also now supports carpool lanes  —  Waze is releasing a trio of new features for its popular turn-by-turn navigation app on Android and iOS today.
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Apple countersues Qualcomm, alleging that Snapdragon chips, which power a variety of Android devices, infringe on Apple's patents  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday filed a countersuit against Qualcomm Inc, alleging that Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile phone chips that power a wide variety …
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.
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 …
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 …
Swapna Krishna / Engadget:
HDMI 2.1 spec released with support for 48 Gbps bandwidth, 120fps 4K, 60fps 8K, Variable Refresh Rate for smoother gameplay, Dynamic HDR, and 10K resolution  —  Back in January, the HDMI Forum unveiled its new specifications for the HDMI connector, called HDMI 2.1.

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