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November 29, 2017, 4:55 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.
Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat:
Amazon debuts AWS graph database service called Amazon Neptune, an Aurora Serverless offering for more efficient computing, and new backup feature for DynamoDB  —  Amazon Web Services updated its portfolio of database services today to provide customers with increased reliability, scale, and ease of use.
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 …
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube announces Reels, a version of the Stories format available in a separate tab that lets creators post shorter videos, available in beta  —  Even YouTube is adding Stories.  The popular format introduced by Snapchat, then adopted by Instagram, Skype, Facebook, Messenger and even some dating apps …
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.
Alana Wise / Reuters:
Pilots union says a computer glitch on bidding system for holidays means 15K+ American Airlines flights between December 17-31 have no pilot  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of December flights on American Airlines (AAL.O) do not yet have pilots scheduled to work because of a system scheduling error …
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.
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Uber: whistleblower whose letter was entered as evidence in Waymo case tried to extort firm, settled for $4.5M, now works as consultant for Uber's investigation  —  The drama surrounding an explosive letter written by former Uber employee Richard Jacobs keeps heating up …

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