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November 27, 2018, 6:00 AM

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Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
AWS introduces its own custom-designed Arm server processor, AWS Graviton Processor, claims 45% lower costs for some workloads  —  After years of waiting for someone to design an Arm server processor that could work at scale on the cloud, Amazon Web Services just went ahead and designed its own.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Hacker gains access to the repo of Event-Stream, a JS library with 2M+ weekly downloads on npm, to inject BitPay's wallet apps with code that steals funds  —  Users of BitPay's Copay desktop and mobile wallet apps are affected.  An update has been released earlier today that doesn't contain the malicious code.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Investigation: 8 apps with a total of 2B+ downloads from Google Play, including 7 from Cheetah mobile, exploit user permissions in an ongoing ad fraud scheme  —  Eight apps with a total of more than 2 billion downloads in the Google Play store have been exploiting user permissions as part …
George Avalos / Mercury News:
Google buys a 51.8 acre Mountain View business park with 12 buildings for $1B, in what is the Bay Area's largest real estate purchase so far in 2018  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW — In an unexpected mega-deal, Google has paid $1 billion for a huge Mountain View business park, a head-spinning acquisition …
Margi Murphy / Telegraph:
WhatsApp's chief business officer Neeraj Arora announces he is leaving after seven years at the company  —  WhatsApp's chief business officer is leaving the company, the latest executive to flee since the messaging service was bought by Facebook.  —  Neeraj Arora, once tipped …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Apple unveils Entrepreneur Camp to help female founders of app-driven companies with training, support, and more, hosted at Apple Park for two weeks quarterly  —  Apple wants to help give female developers a boost when it comes to iOS apps.  —  The company on Monday unveiled …
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
During a hearing SCOTUS justices appeared open to letting Apple App Store antitrust lawsuit proceed; the plaintiffs have backing from 30 state attorneys general  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared open to letting a lawsuit proceed against Apple Inc …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
PhishLabs report: in Q3 2018, 49% of phishing sites displayed the padlock security icon next to the site's domain name in a browser address bar, up 25% YoY  —  Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps.

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