January 10, 2018, 11:30 PM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Current version of macOS, versions after 10.12.6, include flaw that unlocks App Store menu in system preferences with any password; fix coming in macOS 10.13.3  —  A bug report submitted on Open Radar this week has revealed a security flaw in the current version of macOS High Sierra that allows …
Wall Street Journal:
Senate Commerce Committee chairman John Thune sends Apple letter asking about iPhone performance throttling as Paris prosecutor's office confirms investigation  —  Sen. John Thune writes letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook; Paris prosecutor's office opens investigation
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube says it is putting original projects with Logan Paul on hold and removes him from Google Preferred ad program after his video showing suicide victim  —  The video platform says it will not feature Paul in the fourth season of YouTube Red original comedy ‘Foursome.’
Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung says it will launch its flagship Galaxy S9 at Mobile World Congress in February and plans to launch its foldable phone sometime next year  —  Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February, the company's mobile boss said, denying rumors of a CES 2018 unveiling.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Experts dispute WhatsApp's “end-to-end encryption” claim, saying confidentiality of group chat could be broken if servers were compromised  —  When WhatsApp added end-to-end encryption to every conversation for its billion users two years ago, the mobile messaging giant significantly raised …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Self-driving car startup Voyage says it will launch a taxi fleet in Florida's The Villages, a 125K-person retirement community, after $20M Series A in 2017  —  Largest retirement community in the US gets robot taxis courtesy of startup Voyage  —  With 125,000 residents, over 54,000 homes …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook tests local news feature called Today In across six US cities, combining human curation and AI to surface news, events, and announcements in its app  —  Facebook is vetting local publishers that appear in this section.  —  Facebook wants to make it easier for people to find local news from vetted sources.
Paula Parisi / Variety:
Jimmy Iovine casts doubt on earlier report that he planned to leave in August: “I am committed to doing whatever Eddy (Cue), Tim (Cook) and Apple need me to do”  —  Music mogul Jimmy Iovine shot down rumors that he plans to exit Apple in August telling Variety that he's committed …
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Netflix, Amazon, and major studios sue Dragon Box, alleging it facilitates piracy with its $350 streaming box that offers easy access to illegal movies and TV  —  Netflix and Amazon joined with the major studios on Wednesday in a lawsuit against Dragon Box, as the studios continue their crackdown on streaming devices.
Nvidia CEO says its GPUs “immune” to flaws from Spectre threat, but Nvidia is updating software drivers because they interact with potentially vulnerable CPUs  —  Nvidia Corp said some of its chipsets have been affected by Spectre, a memory corruption flaw that allows hackers …
Jeremy Herron / Bloomberg:

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