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September 25, 2016, 7:45 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
The potential opportunities and pitfalls of Snap's new Spectacles  —  Snapchat is the only company cool enough to possibly dismantle the Google Glass stigma.  Awkward, useless, and a threat to privacy are how many think of computers you wear on your face.  Can Snapchat show off …
Seth Stevenson / Wall Street Journal:
Snap Inc., formerly Snapchat, unveils Spectacles, sunglasses that record 10 seconds of video at a time with a tap of a button, to be sold this fall for $130  —  IN AN UNMARKED BUILDING on a quiet side street just off the beach in Venice, California, 26-year-old Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel stands in a small conference room.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
As insecure IoT devices make large-scale DDoS attacks more potent, the Internet community should work to adopt standards and tools to prevent these attacks  —  John Gilmore, an American entrepreneur and civil libertarian, once famously quipped that “the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.”
Palmer Freeman Luckey / Facebook:
Palmer Luckey says he contributed $10K to Nimble America, but isn't employee or founder of organization and isn't “NimbleRichMan”, doesn't plan on giving more  —  I am deeply sorry that my actions are negatively impacting the perception of Oculus and its partners.The recent news stories …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Reporter follows all of Facebook's prompts and suggestions for weeks, leading to extreme oversharing, polluted news feeds, and awkward encounters  —  Facebook is lousy with opportunities for embarrassment.  An offhanded political remark that silently — and completely unbeknownst to you …
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
How Apple and IBM's partnership to develop hundreds of enterprise apps actually works: IBM does the app building, and Apple enforces design standards  —  This is how the (unlikely) partnership actually works, as told by the people from both companies who manage it every day.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Sources: Google Home will cost $129, and Chromecast Ultra with 4K support will cost $69  —  Speaking to Android Police, two sources claim that Google will announce its Google Home and the 4K ‘Chromecast Ultra’ devices will be priced at $129 and $69, respectively, at its October 4th event.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
The Verge founding team member Chris Ziegler took a job at Apple two months before leaving the website; internal review finds no impact on editorial decisions  —  Hey everyone — there have been questions about Chris Ziegler and his absence from The Verge in the past few weeks.
Steven Melendez / Fast Company:
Companies like ApolloShield and Battelle are developing hardware and software that can disable drones without destroying them  —  On the margins of technology and the law, companies and governments are hacking unmanned vehicles and putting up their drone shields.

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