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12:40 PM ET, December 1, 2011

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Wikileaks:
The Spyfiles  —  Mass interception of entire populations is not only a reality, it is a secret new industry spanning 25 countries
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Stan Schroeder / Mashable:
Spy Files: WikiLeaks Releases Surveillance Industry Documents  —  WikiLeaks on Thursday released the first 287 documents from a database containing “hundreds” of documents from contractors in what WikiLeaks calls the “mass surveillance industry.”  —  For this project, WikiLeaks teamed …
Aaron Barnhart / Kansas City Star:
For first time in history, TV ownership declines  —  Nielsen, the TV ratings people, are out with the 2012 edition of their Television Audience report.  Much of this is a repackaging of data previously released by Nielsen.  But as NBC used to say, it's new to me!
Discussion: /Film, Poynter and Inside TV
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Sean Comer / Yidio:   A Sign The Internet Has Won? TV Ownership Declining
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Amazon Widens Its Kindle Footprint With €99 Device On Sale In Spain, Italy  —  It's taken a few years, but Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has really ramped up the number of countries where it is selling its Kindle products.  Today it's announcing two more countries to the list where it sells …
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Has Some Kindle Book Rentals Beyond Textbooks
Discussion: The Verge
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Blagging figures were ‘grossly understated’  —  The Information Commissioner's official figures on the extent of blagging by journalists and private investigators unearthed by Operation Motorman have been “grossly understated” - according to the man who led the investigation.
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The Independent:   Investigator: I was barred from taking on the press
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Foursquare Teams Up With NY Mag, Time Out, Other Publishers  —  “Save to Foursquare” buttons now appear alongside web content at New York magazine, Time Out, and a variety of other publishers, allowing users to send places they want to go to their phones and get alerted when they're in the vicinity.
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Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Foursquare Rolls Out New Buttons for Publishers
Discussion: VentureBeat
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How 9/11 led to the birth of Google News  —  In a video explaining the evolution of Google search over the years, Google Fellow Amit Singhal tells the story of how Google News came to be:
Matt Seaton / Guardian:
Naomi Wolf: reception, responses, critics  —  Naomi Wolf's article about the police crackdown on Occupy went viral this weekend.  Many ‘liked’ it; others, not so much ...  When a single article is recommended on Facebook 235,000 times, tweeted nearly 7,000 times, gets close to 1,000 comments and is viewed …
Bloomberg:
Alibaba-Led Group Said to Prepare Yahoo Bid  —  Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Softbank Corp. (9984) are in advanced talks with Blackstone Group LP (BX) and Bain Capital LLC about making a bid for all of Yahoo! Inc., said three people with knowledge of the matter.
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
HBO To Cord Cutters: You'll Never See Our Shows  —  HBO is cementing its reputation as a trail-blazer with a new batch of hit shows and, more recently, a hugely popular mobile offering.  But the company is determined to remain a traditionalist when it comes to its relation with tv distributors.
Michael J. Connor / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Why The Post-Standard didn't give Bobby Davis' tape to police in 2003  —  We don't like to write about ourselves, yet here we are again.  —  On Nov. 20, we published a letter to you explaining why in 2003 we did not run a story after we investigated allegations of sexual molestation …
Discussion: Bleacher Report
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Q&A with Next Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang  —  Time Inc. isn't About to Become a Digital Ad Agency, Lang Says  —  Time Warner has named Digitas CEO Laura Lang to become CEO of Time Inc., ending a nearly nine-month search by selecting an outsider with deep digital knowledge but no publishing experience.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Former NoW journalist denies phone hacking  —  Bethany Usher who was arrested by Operation Weeting detectives claims she always adhered to the PCC code  —  A former News of the World journalist arrested by detectives investigating phone hacking at the paper has said she has …
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:UK:
Hearst's Carey: We Will Have One Million Paying Digital Subscribers In 2012  —  On the heels of the Economist claiming one million monthly mobile readers of its magazine across Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and Android devices, another magazine publisher is gearing up to join the seven-figure club …
RBR:
Q3 Internet ad revenues up 22%  —  Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. hit $7.88 billion in Q3, a 22% increase over the same period in 2010, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC US.  These figures also show a 2.7% uptick from the record-setting revenues of Q2.
Discussion: Adweek and MediaPost
Jef Feeley / Bloomberg:
News Corp Wins Dismissal of Shine Group Acquisition Lawsuit by Investors  —  Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp. (NWSA) persuaded a judge to throw out an investor lawsuit seeking information about the $675 million purchase of a U.K.-based television production company owned by Murdoch's daughter.
 
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Piers Morgan Struggles to Beat King's Ratings
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Cambridge University Press to try renting academic articles
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Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Disney Increases Annual Cash Dividend By 50%
James Robinson / Guardian:
The Leveson inquiry: what we've learned so far
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's … and Guardian
Michael Cieply / Media Decoder:
Expect Some Toning Down of Antipiracy Bills, Says Movie Industry Supporter
Discussion: Techdirt and O'Reilly Radar
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
New York Times overhauls comment system, grants privileges to trusted readers
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Chicago Business:
Chicago investor group planning Sun-Times acquisition bid
Dylan Stableford / The Cutline:
Fox News' Greta Van Susteren fails to disclose husband's relationship with Herman Cain on air
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Newsweek iPad App Coming in January
Ben Fritz / LA Times:
Paramount Pictures sued by financing partner for fraud
Jim Romenesko:
USA Today begins search for editor-in-chief
 

 
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