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December 2, 2017, 4:05 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 11.2 released: fixes a bug that caused some notifications to crash iPhones starting Dec 2, adds Apple Pay Cash and faster 7.5W wireless charging  —  Apple today released iOS 11.2, the second major update to the iOS 11 operating system available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 11.2 comes …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
macOS upgrades from High Sierra 10.13.0 to 10.13.1 break “root” bug patch issued earlier this week; fix by re-installing patch after upgrade, rebooting computer  —  WHEN A COMPANY like Apple rushes out a software patch for a critical security bug, it deserves praise for protecting its customers quickly.
New York Times:
Former NSA employee Nghia H. Pho pleads guilty to taking classified files home, where, officials say, Russian hackers stole the files via Kaspersky software  —  BALTIMORE — A former National Security Agency employee admitted on Friday that he had illegally taken from the agency classified documents believed …
@jack:
Twitter changes course, says anti-Muslim tweets retweeted by Trump “are permitted on Twitter based on our current media policy”  —  We mistakenly pointed to the wrong reason we didn't take action on the videos from earlier this week. We're still looking critically at all of our current policies, and appreciate all the feedback. See our safety calendar for our plans and ship dates. http://twitter.com/...
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vidme Shuts Down User-Generated Video Service, Citing Inability to Compete With Google, Facebook  —  Startup Vidme is shutting down its user-generated video service — because it can't see a way to make money in the face of internet giants Google and Facebook.
Evelyn Cheng / CNBC:
Futures exchanges CME, CBOE, and Cantor complete self-certification with Commodity Futures Trading Commission; CME will launch bitcoin futures on December 18  —  - The world's largest futures exchange, CME, announces it has completed self-certification with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
At re:Invent, AWS pitched its vision to be the platform developers use to build machine learning, data management, and artificial intelligence applications  —  It's time to stop thinking of Amazon Web Services as an infrastructure company as it moves up the stack and value chain to technologies …
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Lyft to require all corporate employees to spend four hours per quarter as a Lyft driver, staffing driver-support calls, or working in a driver hub  —  Melissa Waters decided to try something different a few months ago: She drove for Lyft.  —  She had the usual experiences of picking up riders and dropping them off.
Victor Basta / TechCrunch:
The number of early-stage VC rounds worldwide dropped from about 13.3K in 2014 to about 5.9K this year, with mobile app and SaaS startups hit hardest  —  Amid record amounts of capital raised by VCs worldwide, and a sharp rise in the number of private “unicorns” valued at $1 billion-plus …

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