#ICYMI: Popular Stories in Tech This Week (Week Ending Sept 12)

Jessica Elsey / September 13, 2016

FILE - This is a June 8, 1972 file photo of South Vietnamese forces follow after terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, as they run down Route 1 near Trang Bang after an aerial napalm attack on suspected Viet Cong hiding places . Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Friday Sept. 9, 2016 challenged Facebook’s restrictions on nude photos by posting an iconic 1972 image of a naked girl running from an aerial napalm attack in Vietnam. The Pulitzer Prize-winning image by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut is at the center of a heated debate about freedom of speech in Norway after Facebook deleted it from a Norwegian author’s page last month. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning image by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut is at the center of a heated debate about freedom of speech in Norway after Facebook deleted it from a Norwegian author’s page last month. AP Photo/Nick Ut, File

Facebook made headlines this week after removing and then re-instating an iconic image from the Vietnam war over a nudity report. Tesla announced new safety measures for their Autopilot car feature. Samsung shares dipped following the Galaxy Note 7 recall and Apple revealed their next round of product releases.

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1. Zuckerberg criticized over censorship after Facebook deletes ‘napalm girl’ photo—The Verge, James Vincent

Top line: “The editor-in-chief of Norway’s biggest newspaper has accused Mark Zuckerberg of abusing his power after Facebook deleted a post containing a historic image from the Vietnam War.”

Topic to follow: Mark Zuckerberg

2. Tesla adds 200 new safety features for its Autopilot—Wired UK, Matt Burgess

Top line: “Drivers will see more prominent alerts on screen, vehicles will steer to avoid collisions when they’re around 100 per cent sure a crash will happen, and automatic braking will help drivers who have to stop in an emergency.”

Topic to follow: Tesla

3. Samsung will mark replacement Note 7 devices with a blue S on the box—The Verge, Chris Welch

Top line: “You’ll see a small black box on the white barcode label, but the more obvious identifier will be a circular sticker with a blue S in the middle.

Topic to follow: Samsung

4. Everything Apple announced at today’s iPhone 7 launch event—The Next Web, Bryan Clark

Top line:

  • iOS 10
  • Apple Music
  • Mario is coming to iOS!
  • Education and iWork
  • Apple Watch
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • Headphones”

Topic to follow: Apple

5. Twitter now acts more like a messaging app with read receipts, typing indicators & web link previews—TechCrunch, Sarah Perez

Top line: “The company says it’s introducing a number of new features for Direct Messages – its private messaging feature – including things like Read Receipts, typing indicators, and web link previews, for example.”

Topic to follow: Twitter

6. Yahoo dishes the details behind its sale to Verizon in 360-page legal filing—Mashable, Patrick Kulp

Top line: “The 360-page document describes the long and meandering road — and the dozens of meetings with buyers along the way — leading to the dilapidated web portal’s sale to the telecom giant.”

Topic to follow: Yahoo

7. Raspberry Pi has now sold 10 million computers—Engadget, Matt Brian

Top line: “In four and a half years, we’ve seen the company expand its line-up to cater for smaller budgets, incorporate more features into its computing boards and inspire kids all over the world to get into coding.”

Topic to follow: Raspberry Pi

8. Google will acquire Apigee for $625 million—TechCrunch, Ron Miller

Top line: “What we do know is that by acquiring Apigee, Google gets an established player in the API management space with a strong customer list to help companies going through the difficult process of becoming more digital.”

Topic to follow: Google

9. Elon Musk asks for help solving the “complex” riddle of SpaceX’s rocket explosion—TechCrunch, Darrell Etherington

Top line: “Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to seek clues about the cause from any third-party footage of the incident that may exist. Plus, he’s not ruling out some kind of third-party interference.”

Topic to follow: Elon Musk

10. Arrests over hacks of CIA and FBI staff—BBC

Top line: “Two Americans have been arrested and charged for allegedly helping to hack high-ranking US government officials.”

Topic to follow: Cyber Security

~JessE is reading The Dark Side of the Internet