Dec 3rd 2017
This Week in Tech 643
Cyber Monday was Amazon's biggest day ever, but Jeff Bezos still lost his $100 Billion dollar crown. Apple fixes an ugly macOS security flaw, but then immediately breaks the fix. Google finally figures out how to make hamburgers and beer. Uber is still incredibly crooked. Bitcoin clears $10,000. Elon Musk is sending a Roadster to Mars and discovering a sunken city in Chicago. The US Supreme Court will decide if the Fourth Amendment applies to your phone.
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- Amazon says Cyber Monday 2017 was its biggest shopping day ever
- After Apple's HomePod delay, Amazon touts budget Echo Dot as best selling Black Friday purchase
- Cyber Monday was the first $2 billion mobile shopping day in the U.S.
- Apple releases update to fix critical macOS High Sierra security issue
- Apple's MacOS High Sierra Update Reintroduces "Root" Bug For Some Users | WIRED
- iOS 11 Horror Story: the Rise and Fall of iOS Security | Elcomsoft Security Blog
- Apple Releases iOS 11.2 With Apple Pay Cash, Faster 7.5W Wireless Charging, Date Bug Fix and More [Updated] - Mac Rumors
- The Pentagon Opened Up to Hackers—And Fixed Thousands of Bugs
- Google has learned the proper way to make a cheeseburger in Android 8.1
- RELATED: Google Decides Android Users Deserve Full Beers
- Uber's use of encrypted messaging may set legal precedents | Reuters
- Facebook drops fee on donations, will match $50M/year, adds Mentor feature
- Jeff Bezos Is Tragically No Longer Worth $100 Billion
- Bitcoin clears $10,000, up more than 875% this year, and up more than $2,000 since Thursday's low of $7,979 per coin
- Tesla Model S owner builds Bitcoin mining rig in trunk of car
- Report claims ecommerce sites are hijacking visitor CPUs to mine digital coins
- SpaceX will use the first Falcon Heavy to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars, Elon Musk says
- Elon Musk’s Boring Company wants to build a high-speed Loop in Chicago
- In praise of Tesla’s bankruptcy
- GM and Cruise Finally Give a Peek behind the Curtain of Their Automated-Driving Program
- New Samsung battery tech could lead to 45% increased capacity and 5x faster charging
- Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia's grid
- FCC Chairman Ajit Pai blasted everyone from Twitter to Cher for opposing his efforts to repeal net neutrality rules - Recode
- AT&T says it never blocked apps, fails to mention how it blocked FaceTime.
- Comcast quietly drops promise not to charge tolls for Internet fast lanes
- How a Radio Shack Robbery Could Spur a New Era in Digital Privacy