Six things for PR pros to know Friday morning, 9.26.2014

Apple calls reports of bendable iPhone 6 Plus "extremely rare;" New information on law enforcement sending the Ray Rice tape to the NFL; Protestors clash with police in Ferguson, Missouri, after police chief apologizes; Obama to sit down with '60 Minutes.'

1. Apple pushed back against reports that the iPhone 6 Plus is unintentionally flexible on Thursday afternoon, saying cases of the device bending are "extremely rare" as the company’s stock suffered. It also released iOS 8.0.2, which promised to fix bugs in the earlier version of the operating system update.


2. Law-enforcement officials sent the tape of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to the National Football League in April, marked for the attention of security chief Jeffrey Miller, according to the Associated Press. The source had asked the AP not to report that the video was addressed to Miller, but he lifted that restriction on Thursday. Miller said again on Thursday that he had not seen the video until it was published by TMZ earlier this month.

3. Protestors again clashed with police in Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday night after the city’s police chief apologized for the handling of the Michael Brown case. A scuffle broke out after Police Chief Tom Jackson talked with protestors and started to march with them shortly after 11 pm.


4. The reaction to Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to step down was split along party lines. Holder, the nation’s first African-American attorney general and one of the longest-tenured members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, will stay on until a replacement is confirmed.


5. Obama will sit down with 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft on Sunday for an interview that touches on domestic and foreign topics, including the campaign against ISIS.

6. Remember Heartbleed? Cybersecurity pros are warning that the Shellshock bug, also known as Bug Bash, could be much worse. While the flaw is similarly widespread, it could allow hackers to do much more damage and could even affect simpler appliances such as refrigerators and cameras.

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