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9:55 AM ET, May 23, 2014

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Michael Kinsley / New York Times:
In review of Greenwald book, Kinsley says government should choose which secrets to release  —  ‘No Place to Hide,’ by Glenn Greenwald  —  “My position was straightforward,” Glenn Greenwald writes.  “By ordering illegal eavesdropping, the president had committed crimes and should be held accountable for them.”
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Kinsley's review attacks Greenwald and the First Amendment that allows secrets to emerge  —  Michael Kinsley on Glenn Greenwald: He ‘cannot’ decide what secrets get published  —  Michael Kinsley, always a provocative thinker, has done quite a bit of provoking in his just-published …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon escalates battle with Hachette, refuses coming book orders, lists some as unavailable  —  Amazon Escalates Its Battle Against Hachette  —  Amazon, under fire in much of the literary community for energetically discouraging customers from buying books from the publisher Hachette, has abruptly escalated the battle.
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Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Amazon takes away pre-orders on many Hachette titles, messes with search, categories and recommendations  —  As Amazon and Hachette continue to battle in an apparent fight over contracts, Amazon abruptly stepped up its tactics on Thursday night.  The retailer, which until now had delayed shipments …
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Jon Boone / Guardian:
Pakistan's Geo News becomes latest target in blasphemy accusation trend
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Newspapers are ‘hollowed out’ and ‘VICE is the savior of news,’ says guy from Facebook  —  Facebook's Mike Hudack published a rant “about the state of the media” on his page Thursday.  Some choice moments:  — CNN is “the network of kidnapped white girls.”
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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Why A Facebook Employee Just Scared The Hell Out Of The Media
Alex Howard / semper scriben:   Where journalism, Facebook's algorithm and responsibiliy lie
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
CNN, Other Broadcasters Go Dark In Thailand After Coup  —  BANGKOK, May 23 (Reuters) - Television screens went blue and up flashed the army's emblem, normal programming stopped and Thailand held its breath.  For anyone looking forward to their favorite show, it was going to be a long wait.
Discussion: Inquirer News, Variety and Mashable
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter Experiments With a New Video-Sharing Feature  —  So it doesn't look like Twitter is going to get into the audio business, after all.  But Twitter has liked video for quite a while.  —  And it looks like it's experimenting with a new product that could encourage more people to use …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Bloomberg gives its native ads a data spin  —  Data journalism is getting the native ad treatment.  —  Bloomberg LP, best known for its financial news and information, has launched a new suite of native ad products that tap into its data-crunching abilities.
Discussion: @raju
Agence France-Presse:
News Corp chief says print ‘crucial’ to company future  —  AFP News Corp chief says print ‘crucial’ to company future  —  Sydney (AFP) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on Friday issued a strong statement of support for newspapers, with chief executive Robert Thomson saying they had a crucial role in the group's multimedia future.
Reuters:
U.S. criticizes Cuba over blocking of dissident website  —  (Reuters) - The United States criticized Cuban censorship on Thursday after Cubans were blocked from an independent website that is challenging the state monopoly on news on the island.  —  Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez …
Press Gazette:
BBC legal chief warns that Bribery Act can make foreign newsgathering ‘very difficult’  —  Many journalists may have failed to understand the extent to which the Bribery Act 2010 could affect their activities, the head of the BBC's editorial legal group told a conference.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
TVTY Raises $4.5 Million To Sync TV And Online Ads  —  French startup TVTY raised $4.5 million from Partech Ventures, 360 Capital Partners and business angels.  This is yet another sign that French companies' efforts to advertise technology have been doing very well.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Dominic Patten / Deadline.com:
Only U.S.-Based News Corp Phone-Hacking Suit Dismissed; Angelina Jolie's Stunt Double Must Pursue Case In UK  —  Confirming his tentative ruling from February, a federal judge has formally dismissed the U.S.-based phone-hacking scandal suit against News Corp filed last June by a stunt double for Angelina Jolie.
Discussion: Bloomberg and Hollywood Reporter
 
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Jack Smith IV / Betabeat:
The Netflix For Children's Books Adds 1000 Titles From HarperCollins
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Forbes
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Ofcom finds ESPN offers audio descriptions on just 2.3% of its programs, issues £120,000 fine
Discussion: TBI Vision
David Usborne / The Independent:
Dame Marjorie Scardino: The tycoon tipped to head the BBC Trust and a city that will never forgive her
Discussion: @kevin_maguire
Dawn McCarty / Bloomberg:
DirecTV Investor Sues to Block AT&T $48 Billion Takeover
Reuters:
TiVo Q1: revenue up 30% as subscriptions grow with European partners, profit reaches $8.1M
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Knight funds innovation and a push for media diversity at Hampton University
Discussion: Poynter and Knight Foundation
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Readers Say a ‘Net Neutrality’ Vote Was Reported Upside Down and Backward
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Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Samsung gives up on its homegrown Music and Book Hub services
Discussion: CNET, Gigaom, BGR, Music Week and The Verge
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC given approval to continue as YouView partner with technical change
Discussion: bbc.co.uk, MediaTel and seenit.co.uk
Todd Spangler / Variety:
ScreenHits to Launch Free Internet Site to Let Consumers Watch ‘Broken’ TV Pilots (Exclusive)
 

 
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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Security researchers say USB security is fundamentally broken; hard-to-detect malware in the firmware can take over Macs/PCs, no easy fix

Dan Rayburn / StreamingMediaBlog.com:
Apple's CDN Now Live: Has Paid Deals With ISPs, Massive Capacity In Place

Wall Street Journal:
French telecom Iliad has made a $15 billion offer for T-Mobile US

 
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