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September 26, 2016, 4:10 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snap Inc., formerly Snapchat, unveils Spectacles, glasses that record up to 10 seconds of video at a time with a tap of a button, to be sold this fall for $130  —  Snap decisions  —  Snapchat's first hardware product is coming to the market sooner than anyone expected.
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 …
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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.”
Hollywood Reporter:
California enacts law, effective Jan. 1, 2017, requiring some entertainment sites with paid subscriptions like IMDb to remove actors' age info upon request  —  “On behalf of everyone in the industry who has struggled with age discrimination, whose opportunities to showcase their talent may have been blocked …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Sex cam site Megacams implements face search using Microsoft facial recognition API to let you “find a live sex doppelganger of someone you know”  —  Welcome to the future, where you can face search for a live sex webcam performer and be served real-life humans to your telescreen …
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 …
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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.
Mike Prospero / Tom's Guide:
Samsung Gear IconX earbuds review: good sound, accurate heart rate and distance tracking, useful 4GB storage, but bad battery life, pricey, and requires Android  —  There is an inherent conflict between running light, and yet still wanting to track your mileage and listen to music.

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