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This week on AI: CES 2018, Meltdown & Spectre fixes, Apple's AR headset & more

CES was taking place in Las Vegas, but much of the news continued to revolve around crises like Meltdown and Spectre, the iPhone slowdown controversy, and taxes.

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Everything you need to know:

  • Apple responded to processor vulnerabilities with iOS 11.2.2 and a macOS update > >
  • The company is rumored to have met with suppliers about upcoming AR glasses > >
  • Apple defended itself against charges it doesn't do enough to curb iPhone addiction > >
  • The French government is looking into allegations of planned obsolescence in iPhones > >
  • Apple handed over another $184 million in back taxes to the UK > >
  • Tighter rules on Safari cookies may be costing ad businesses "hundreds of millions" > >
  • The "iPhone SE 2" could have a glass back, and possibly wireless charging > >

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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:

Apple releases iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad, supplemental macOS 10.13.2 security update

Apple met with suppliers during CES to talk AR glasses - report

Apple responds to investor criticism over heavy smartphone use by children, says parental controls already in place

French government investigates planned obsolescence allegations amidst iPhone slowdown controversy

Apple forks over another $184M to UK tax authorities after 'extensive audit'

Ad firms losing 'hundreds of millions' after Apple clamps down on Safari tracking

Apple could bring glass back to 'iPhone SE 2,' rumor says

Wemo Bridge adds Apple HomeKit to Belkin's line of smarthome accessories

iPhone battery fire forces brief evacuation of Zurich Apple store

Jimmy Iovine says he's staying at Apple, rumors 'had nothing to do with reality'

U.S. government questions Apple over iPhone slowdown debacle

Apple informs Chinese customers of iCloud service handover in late February

Second iPhone battery fire in two days affects Spanish Apple store

Drama series 'See' picked up by Apple as original content march presses on - report

Siri adds tennis and golf data integration ahead of Australian Open

Apple servers briefly enabled signing of older iOS firmwares, allowing users to downgrade to earlier versions

Apple carries first-ever in-store, third-party Wi-Fi router in form of Linksys Velop

Apple running low on iPhone 6 Plus batteries, postponing some swaps until March

Apple claims VoIP-Pal secretly lobbied judges, USPTO officials in patent case