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September 9, 2016, 11:40 AM

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Julia Carrie Wong / Guardian:
In a front-page letter, Norway's largest newspaper criticizes Facebook for deleting iconic Vietnam war photo of nude “napalm girl”  —  Norway's largest newspaper published a front-page letter to the Facebook CEO lambasting the company's decision to censor a photograph of the Vietnam war
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Stale aesthetics, generic design, and absence of delight from its recent products are a threat to Apple's long-term reputation  —  Forget about the headphone jack for a second.  —  Sure, it's pretty annoying that Apple's newest iPhones — the 7 and 7 Plus, which were unveiled in San Francisco …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's AirPods use Bluetooth, can be manually paired to any non-Apple device with pairing button on capsule  —  Susie Ochs, Macworld: … My experience as well.  I don't mind Apple's wired ear buds, but the AirPods feel better and fit better. … It's true that the special pairing magic …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
As Belkin debuts $40 “Lightning Audio + Charge” dongle for iPhone 7, Apple's Phil Schiller recommends $49 Lightning Dock for simultaneous charging and listening  —  Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus ship without a headphone jack, requiring customers to use either Bluetooth or Lightning-equipped headphones.
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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Nest Cam Outdoor now available for $199; new Sightline feature in Nest app update highlights key moments captured by camera  —  Nest is making it easier for owners of its cloud-based security cameras to find and review key moments that have been recorded.  An app feature called Sightline …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google Photos for iOS updated with image stabilization and sharing to non-iOS devices for Live Photos  —  Google today said that it has updated its Google Photos app for iOS with the image stabilization technology that it first implemented in the Motion Stills iOS app it released earlier this year.
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
White House names retired Air Force Brigadier General Gregory Touhill as first chief information security officer  —  Retired Air Force Brigadier Gen. Gregory Touhill just got a promotion.  —  The White House has named Touhill as the first ever federal chief information security officer …
Chris Woodyard / USA Today:
Mercedes-Benz Vans to work with Matternet to develop drones for its delivery vans, reveals it has invested an undisclosed amount in the drone startup  —  Mercedes-Benz Vans has taken a stake in a Silicon Valley drone maker as it envisions a future where delivery drivers use the flying robots attached …
BBC:
FAA advises airline passengers to turn off and not charge Galaxy Note7 phones on planes as Virgin and Qantas ban them from being used in-flight in Australia  —  Airline passengers have been warned by US authorities not to switch on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones when travelling.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
FCC revises plan to open up set-top boxes, proposes free searchable apps be created by pay-TV providers for platforms that ship 5M units/year in US  —  The Federal Communications Commission is making huge changes to its plan to overhaul cable boxes, scrapping much of the initial idea in favor of having cable companies make new apps.

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