December 11, 2021, 5:55 PM

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AWS blames its hours-long Tuesday outage on network devices overloading, plans to revamp its status page to address complaints about updates and support cases  —  - A major Amazon Web Services outage on Tuesday started after network devices got overloaded, the company said on Friday.
LunaSec Blog:
A vulnerability in the Apache log4j Java logging library allows for remote code execution, impacting Steam, iCloud, Minecraft, and other services  —  A few hours ago, a -day exploit in the popular Java logging library, log4j, was tweeted along with a POC posted on GitHub that results …
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Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
The Apache Software Foundation releases a security fix for log4j zero-day, which was discovered during a bug bounty engagement against Minecraft servers  —  The Apache Software Foundation has released an emergency security update today to patch a zero-day vulnerability in Log4j, a Java library that provides logging capabilities.
New York Times:
Investigation: a site providing directions on how to die is linked to at least ~45 suicides, as Google and Bing refuse to remove it absent a legal requirement  —  It has the trappings of popular social media, a young audience and explicit content on suicide that other sites don't allow.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
TrueNorth, a logistics service for independent truckers, raises a $50M Series B led by the Altman brothers and Lachy Groom, bringing its total funding to $61.8M  —  Jin Stedge studied aerospace engineering at MIT, but after she found herself at Scotty Labs, an SRI International spin-out focused …
Mishaal Rahman:
How a bug in Android 10 and above, triggered by the user not being logged in to the Microsoft Teams app, could prevent 911 calls  —  Written by Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) and edited by @linuxct, Kuba Wojciechowski (@Za_Raczke), and Al Sutton (@alsutton).
At least two workers were confirmed dead at an Amazon warehouse hit by tornadoes in Illinois as rescuers search for other trapped workers  —  At least two workers were confirmed dead Saturday as rescuers searched the rubble of an Inc (AMZN.O) warehouse near St. Louis that collapsed …
Ben Brody / Protocol:
Profile of the Coalition for App Fairness, a group launched by Epic, Spotify, Tile, Match Group, and others to fight Google and Apple's app store policies  —  When Kirsten Daru took a job as general counsel at Tile, she hadn't thought she'd still be using her background in antitrust …
Queenie Wong / CNET:
Meta struggles with harassment in VR, where solutions like letting users record everything need to be balanced with privacy and headsets' storage and power  —  Sydney Smith had dealt with lewd, sexist remarks for more than a month while playing the Echo VR video game.

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