The Weekender: Instagrams of tragedy, iPhone 5 review, and a trip to the Magic championship


Welcome to The Verge: Weekender edition. Each week, we'll bring you important articles from the previous weeks' original reports, features and reviews on The Verge. Think of it as a collection of a few (very few!) of our favorite pieces from the week gone by, which you may have missed, or which you might want to read again.

Facebook's fake-name fight grows as users skirt the rules

The name you use should be your real name as it would be listed on your credit card," Facebook says. But just as China's netizens use code words and homonyms to evade government censors, Facebook's more subversive users are finding ways to wriggle out of their constraints using fake names that sound real.

'Attackers will follow the users': an interview with F-Secure’s Mikko Hyppönen

As Chief Research Officer at F-Secure, Mikko Hyppönen has seen two decades of malware evolution, from viruses to trojans to worms to botnets. Via email he discussed how malware has changed over the last twenty years, the future of smartphone viruses, and just whether antivirus companies are outmatched in a world of government-sponsored malware such as Stuxnet and Flame.

Everyone shoots first: reality in the age of Instagram

As camera phones and instant-reaction services like Twitter become more ubiquitous, and the spectator becomes a part of the media, what does this mean for how we make and consume news and events? Maria Bustillos ponders.

Industrial Revolution 2.0: how Quirky created 15 new iPhone 5 accessories in one week

Working with its community of inventors, New York startup Quirky took 15 iPhone 5 accessories for ideas on a napkin to items on sale in the span of just one week.

One year later, Occupy's struggle to survive in a surveillance state

A year after protests first swept the globe, evolving government tactics put the Occupy movement to the test.

iPhone 5 review

Apple's latest smartphone gets a bigger screen, LTE, and more power — but does it keep the crown?

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