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September 25, 2014, 3:10 PM

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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Motorola Shamu (Nexus 6/X): 5.92" screen, 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution, 498 PPI display, 3,200 mAh battery  —  Exclusive: This is ‘Shamu,’ Motorola's upcoming Nexus 6/X  —  Yes, it looks like a Moto X. But it has a 5.9-inch screen.  And lowered volume/lock buttons.
Robert Graham / Errata Security:
Bash bug as big as Heartbleed  —  Today's bash bug is as big a deal as Heartbleed.  That's for many reasons.  —  The first reason is that the bug interacts with other software in unexpected ways.  We know that interacting with the shell is dangerous, but we write code that does it anyway.
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
First attacks using Bash bug discovered in the wild, available patch only a partial fix  —  First attacks using ‘shellshock’ Bash bug discovered  —  Summary: Security researchers have found the first malware using the new Bash bug.  —  Liam Tung  —  Within a day of the Bash bug dubbed 'shellshock …
Dell Cameron / The Daily Dot:
Developer reported iCloud brute-force password hack to Apple in March 2014, months before Celebgate  —  Apple knew of iCloud security hole 6 months before Celebgate  —  Apple knew as early as March 2014 of a security hole that left the personal data of iCloud users vulnerable …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple: Bending in iPhone 6 Plus From Normal Use ‘Extremely Rare’, Only 9 Customers Have Complained  —  Apple has commented on the ongoing complaints about the iPhone 6 Plus bending in user pockets, telling CNBC that the new iPhones include steel/titanium inserts to reinforce stress locations …
Rachel Whetstone / Google Europe Blog:
News Corp says Google makes a platform for piracy, stifles competition, more; Google responds  —  Dear Rupert  —  Last week, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp sent an open letter to the European Commission complaining about Google.  We wanted to share our perspective so you can judge the arguments on their merits.
Gail Sullivan / Washington Post:
Social network Ello, which unlike Facebook does not enforce real names, seeing rapid growth  —  Social network Ello gets boost after Facebook boots drag queens  —  “You are not a product,” its manifesto declares.  It decries social networks that track and record “every post you share …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Hootsuite raises $60M at a $1B valuation, acquires Zeetl to integrate voice calls in social media  —  Hootsuite Reaches $1 Billion Valuation in Latest Funding Round  —  Hootsuite, the Vancouver-based startup known for its social media management dashboards, has raised $60 million in new venture funding, CEO Ryan Holmes told Re/code.
New York Times:
Lenders using tech to track cars of subprime borrowers, disable ignition if payments missed  —  Miss a Payment?  Good Luck Moving That Car  —  Credit: John Gurzinski for The New York Times  —  The thermometer showed a 103.5-degree fever, and her 10-year-old's asthma was flaring up.

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