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November 27, 2018, 12:20 AM

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Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
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 …
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 …
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 …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Hacker gains access to the repo of Event-Stream, a JS library with 2M+ weekly downloads on npm.org, 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.
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.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook confirms that older messages are resurfacing as new and unread in the Messenger tab on Facebook.com for some users, says it is working on a fix  —  The company is investigating the issue  —  Facebook users are reporting one of the stranger bugs to plague the platform of late …
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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 a Arm server processor that could work at scale on the cloud, Amazon Web Services just went ahead and designed its own.
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