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8:55 PM ET, June 5, 2014

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Verizon Threatens Netflix With Legal Action Over Congestion Message  —  Here's the newest salvo in the Netflix/Verizon fight that blew up yesterday: Verizon is now threatening Netflix with legal action over the messages that Netflix is showing some Verizon subscribers, which blame Verizon for low-quality video streams.
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Dan Rayburn / StreamingMediaBlog.com:
Netflix's Network Congestion Message Rolling Out On All ISPs, Not Just Verizon  —  As some Netflix customers using Verizon as their ISP have recently found out, Netflix has been working on a way to notify consumers when they feel that many clients are experiencing congestion on a certain segment of a certain ISP's network.
Discussion: @danrayburn and DSLreports
James Ball / Guardian:
Guardian launches SecureDrop system for whistleblowers to share files  —  SecureDrop platform allows sources to submit documents and data while avoiding most common forms of online tracking  —  SecureDrop makes use of well-known anonymising technology such as the Tor network and the Tails operating system
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Trevor Timm / Guardian:
Four ways Edward Snowden changed the world and why the fight's not over
Ellen Killoran / International Business Times:
Hachette Announces Layoffs As Amazon Standoff Persists  —  Hachette Book Group reportedly laid of 3 percent of its staff on Thursday, weeks into a standoff with Amazon.com.
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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Boycott Gets a Helping Hand From Stephen Colbert
Reuters:   EU competition chief to examine Amazon, Hachette e-book spat
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Here's how the recession affected jobs in newsrooms, publishing, advertising, and more  —  The Upshot has gone chart crazy today, with a new project featuring 255 visualizations of how job markets were influenced by the recession.  In the words of New York Times developer and Upshot team member Derek Willis:
Discussion: New York Times, The Awl and @niemanlab
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
On the front lines of the battle over the press pass  —  On Wednesday, Amy had a post on a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment to permit greater campaign finance regulation.  We covered the hearing because the purpose of the amendment …
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Dashiell Bennett named editor of The Wire  —  The Atlantic has named a new editor for its news curation website, The Wire.  —  News editor Dashiell Bennett has been promoted to the top masthead slot, the company announced today, replacing Gabriel Snyder, who left the company five months ago and now works for Bloomberg Media Group.
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Aereo Now Chromecast-Ready  —  Debut Comes After A Brief Delay  —  Following a brief delay, Aereo announced Thursday that its broadband TV and cloud DVR service now works with the popular Google Chromecast streaming adapter.  —  The extension, supported on Android-powered devices …
Connor Simpson / The Wire:
The Strange Beneficial/Predatory Relationship Between TMZ and Justin Bieber  —  The ugly videos showing Justin Bieber saying racist things while he was still a baby-faced teen are apparently going to continue surfacing, though new reports allege TMZ has used the videos to blackmail Bieber into cooperation for years.
Seth Liss / Poynter:
Kelly McBride named Poynter's Vice President for Academic Programs  —  Kelly McBride will be the Vice President for Academic Programs, leading the Poynter Institute's teaching team and overseeing all of our educational efforts in person and online.  —  McBride has the credibility, expertise …
Discussion: @craigsilverman and @kensands
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Wasserstein buys back law titles for $417M  —  Seven years after “Bid 'em Up” Bruce Wasserstein sold the American Lawyer Media group for $630 million, the late billionaire's namesake firm is buying it back at a steep discount — and is on the prowl for more media deals.
Lyse Doucet / BBC:
The women reporters determined to cover World War Two  —  Women correspondents accredited by the US Army: Mary Welsh, Dixie Tighe, Kathleen Harriman, Helen Kirkpatrick, Lee Miller, and Tania Long  —  Seventy years ago, a group of American women journalists made history when they covered the greatest story of their generation.
Caysey Welton / Folio:
Ziff Davis Acquires emedia Communications  —  Move will expand Ziff Davis' email database to more than 20 million.  —  Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., announced it has acquired emedia Communications from Reed Business Information.  Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
 
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Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
Beastie Boys Awarded $1.7 Million in Monster Copyright Case
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Nick Massella / FishbowlDC:
Huff Post Launches New Video Series Fueled by Booze
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Margit Feher / Wall Street Journal:
Hungarian Private Media Goes Blank in Protest against Planned Tax
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Ruth Pollard / Sydney Morning Herald:
Prosecution demands maximum sentence for al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste
D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media:
Advantage Business Media shutters digital media industry website eMediaVitals.com
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Mexican Reporter's Body Found After Kidnapping
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking may have led to Milly Dowler voicemail deletions, says judge
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