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December 3, 2017, 5:30 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 …
Fred Wilson / AVC:
From 2012 to 2015, following Facebook's IPO, early stage startup valuations soared to unsustainable levels, and are now returning back to normal  —  I tweeted out this article from Techcrunch in the middle of last week: … And the response from the Twittersphere was a desire to hear my views on it.
Victor Basta / TechCrunch:
Matthew Tompkins / Bitcoinist.com:
CryptoKitties, a game launched on Nov. 28 that lets you trade and breed virtual cats, becomes top app by number of transactions on Ethereum blockchain  —  CryptoKitties is a huge success as the game is responsible for nearly 14% of all transactions processed on the Ethereum blockchain over the past 1,500 blocks.
Anil Dash / Humane Tech:
How optimizing content for search engines in the early days of the web gave rise to today's never-ending algorithmic arms race against web and social platforms  —  A dozen years ago, the web started to reshape itself around major companies like Google.  We can understand the genesis …
Michael Byrne / Motherboard:
Notre Dame study finds 73% of posts on Reddit are voted on by users that haven't clicked through to view the content  —  And the world makes a little more sense.  —  It's probably not at all surprising that most content posted to Reddit is voted on more or less blindly.
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 …
Matt Navarra / The Next Web:
Instagram tests native regram button, GIF sticker search, Story archiving, closest friends list, and other new features  —  TNW today obtained information on a range of new features Instagram is currently testing.  As with all tests, this means some of you may have already seen one or two of the new features.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Expensify sparks privacy concerns by using Mechanical Turk to process user-submitted docs its automated service can't handle  —  IT'S INCREASINGLY UNREMARKABLE for consumers to use artificial intelligence tools in their daily lives.  Machine learning algorithms power your smart assistants …
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