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September 25, 2016, 5:25 PM

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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:
How Snap's Spectacles work: 115-degree lens shoots circular videos up to 30 seconds long that are wirelessly transferred to the app, lights indicate recording  —  Your questions answered  —  The company formerly known as Snapchat surprised the world last night by unveiling Spectacles, its first hardware product.
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 …
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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