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December 8, 2017, 2:55 AM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Zero-day flaw allowed unauthorized remote access to HomeKit products via iOS 11.2; fix made that limits some functionality, full fix coming in update next week  —  A HomeKit vulnerability in the current version of iOS 11.2 has been demonstrated to 9to5Mac that allows unauthorized control …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube to introduce paid, on-demand streaming music service in March; Warner has signed on, talks continue with Sony, Universal, and Merlin  —  Warner has signed on, talks underway with Sony, Universal  —  Artists asked to help promote service, internally called Remix
Lauren Etter / Bloomberg:
How Philippines' President Duterte utilized Facebook, used by 97% of Filipino internet users, to spread his message before weaponizing it to target dissent  —  Rodrigo Duterte walked down the aisle of a packed auditorium at De La Salle University in downtown Manila, shaking hands and waving …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Windows 10 Redstone 4, slated for April 2018, will improve eSIM support, including a pilot allowing companies to bulk-purchase and provision cell connectivity  —  Microsoft is working on eSIM and power-management capabilities that could make their way into Windows 10 Redstone 4.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Patreon says it will reduce pledge fee from 5% to 2.9% but add a $0.35 charge for each individual pledge, causing concern among some creators  —  Patreon announced a new service fee policy that it says will help creators keep more money, but many are worried because they believe it will instead discourage their patrons from pledging.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Instagram tests standalone private messaging app Direct in Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay to replace inbox; no timeline for global launch  —  Messenger 2.0  —  Instagram is testing a standalone app for private messages called Direct, a first step toward possibly toward …

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