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September 25, 2014, 8:45 PM

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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 …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
A behind-the-scenes look at Apple's iPhone testing facilities  —  Inside the building where Apple tortures the iPhone 6  —  A few blocks away from Apple's bustling campus in Cupertino is a rather nondescript building.  Inside is absolutely the last place on earth you'd want to be if you were an iPhone.
The Huffington Post:
FBI discussed marketing of device encryption settings with Google and Apple; director says he's “very concerned”  —  FBI Director James Comey ‘Very Concerned’ About New Apple, Google Privacy Features  —  WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that he was …
Gail Sullivan / Washington Post:
Social network Ello, which unlike Facebook does not enforce real names, sees rapid growth amid interest from LGBT community  —  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 …
Andy Baio / ello.co:
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 With Fix for Cellular Issues, Broken Touch ID  —  Apple has just released iOS 8.0.2, its second update to iOS 8 designed to fix major issues introduced with iOS 8.0.1, which went out to iPhone owners on Wednesday.  After installing iOS 8..1, many iPhone 6 …
Bloomberg:
Manager in charge of iOS testing was in charge of testing Maps during 2012 debacle; a look inside the team's procedures  —  Apple's IPhone Software Snafu Has Links to Flawed Maps  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s release of a software update that cut off people's ability to make calls from their iPhones …
More: MacRumors and 9to5Mac
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Robert Graham / Errata Security:
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Facebook Is Partnering With Stripe to Power “Buy” Button  —  Facebook first began testing a “Buy” button within News Feed in July, and payments startup Stripe has been tasked with powering the technology, Re/code has learned.  —  The “Buy” button, which allows Facebook users to purchase goods …
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.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix subscribers stream more than 90 minutes a day globally, 45 GB of data every month  —  Binge alert: Subscribers now watch more than 90 minutes of Netflix every single day  —  Just one more episode: All of your binge watching is adding up, to an average of 93 minutes of Netflix viewing per day …
Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal:
FiveStars Raises $26M to Help Small Businesses Do Loyalty Rewards … FiveStars Inc. raised $26 million to help small businesses offer loyalty rewards programs that are on par with those offered by their biggest competitors, like retail giants Starbucks and Whole Foods Market .
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
DHL Paketkopter drone will deliver medications to small North Sea island beginning this week  —  DHL will do delivery-by-drone, but only for one tiny European island  —  While Netflix laughs, Amazon petitions and Google runs tests in New Zealand, DHL is about to actually launch drone delivery for its customers — sort of.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
FWD.us president Joe Green pushed out, Todd Schulte becomes acting president  —  Joe Green Pushed Out at FWD.us  —  Joe Green, the president of FWD.us, has resigned from the political organization that is backed by a coterie of tech luminaries, most prominently Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
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