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4:25 PM ET, June 5, 2014

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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  —  Encrypted Gmail.  Transparency from mobile providers.  Maybe even a legal ‘revolt’ against ‘Orwellian’ surveillance.  But until we get real reform, NSA and Co may survive in the shadows
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.
Discussion: Publishers Weekly
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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Boycott Gets a Helping Hand From Stephen Colbert  —  Stephen Colbert went after Amazon Wednesday night, literally giving the retailer the finger on his Comedy Central show.  Twice.  —  “I'm not just mad at Amazon,” Mr. Colbert said.  “I'm mad at Amazon Prime.”
Reuters:   EU competition chief to examine Amazon, Hachette e-book spat
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.
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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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
Namo Media Blog:
Twitter acquires Namo Media to boost native mobile ads, will integrate it with MoPub  —  We are excited to announce that Twitter is acquiring Namo Media!  —  We started Namo Media with the belief that mobile banner ads don't work for users, publishers, or advertisers.
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Firm puts Vice in its sights for intern class action  —  The law firm that sued Condé Nast and others for using unpaid interns has set its sights on Vice Media, Capital has learned.  —  Three people who previously worked as unpaid interns for Vice told Capital they have been contacted …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking may have led to Milly Dowler voicemail deletions, says judge  —  Voice messages, once hacked, would have been deleted automatically, Mr Justice Saunders tells Old Bailey jury  —  Murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler's voicemails would have been deleted automatically after they were hacked …
Digital Media Law Project:
US freelancers and photographers more likely to be denied media credentialing, study shows  —  Who Gets a Press Pass?  —  The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Journalist's Resource project at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media …
D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media:
Advantage Business Media shutters digital media industry website eMediaVitals.com  —  Website was acquired in early 2013 with the site's publisher, Prescott Shibles, added to the company's executive team as Chief Digital Officer  —  The B2B publisher Advantage Business Media will be shuttering its digital media website eMedia Vitals.
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 …
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Associated Press:
France lifts restrictions on D-Day video coverage
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Dawn McMullan / INMA:
Raju Narisetti says “storytelling could be the key to the industry's long-term relevance”
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Small Record Labels Ask Regulators to Intervene in YouTube Dispute
Joe Fassler / The Atlantic Online:
Rosenthal hopes a younger, news informed audience that's interested in op-ed will embrace the NYT Opinion app
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Lara Logan returns to CBS, will likely be back on 60 Minutes in the fall
 

 
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