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September 9, 2016, 10:36 PM

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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
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Facebook reinstates “napalm girl” photo, says it will adjust its review processes to allow future sharing of that photo  —  “The value of permitting sharing outweighs the value of protecting the community.”  —  After removing several posts that used a famous photograph from the Vietnam War …
Ina Fried / Recode:
US Consumer Product Safety Commission says it is working with Samsung to announce a formal Galaxy Note7 recall soon, urges consumers to stop using the phones  —  The Consumer Product Safety Commission says people should not use or charge the tablets, whose batteries have been linked to a fire risk.
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Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Ford buys shuttle startup Chariot, which operates 28 crowdsourced transit routes in the Bay Area, partners with Motivate to create bike-sharing program in SF  —  Ford, purveyors of Built Ford Tough Ford trucks, announced today it was doing more things designed to appeal to people …
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 …
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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.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon seeking streaming rights to a wide range of sports like French Open tennis championship and professional rugby, for its Prime Video service  —  Prime Video service could offer live tennis, rugby matches  —  Online retailer could acquire rights or offer apps from others

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