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2:45 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
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.”
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Reuters:   EU competition chief to examine Amazon, Hachette e-book spat
Bloomberg:
Amazon Feud With Publishers to Escalate as Contracts End
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 …
David Meyer / Gigaom:
You can't break copyright by looking at something online, Europe's top court rules  —  Internet users who look at copyrighted material online aren't breaking copyright by doing so, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared on Thursday.  —  Before you splutter “Well duh” …
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 …
Agence France-Presse:
Mexican Reporter's Body Found After Kidnapping  —  Acapulco: Authorities have found the beaten body of a Mexican journalist behind a cemetery outside the Pacific resort of Acapulco, four days after he was kidnapped.  —  The reporter, Jorge Torres Palacios, was found on Monday in a rural area …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Daily Beast executive shuffle: CEO departs, editor and digital officer to be managing directors, Conde Nast veteran will advise  —  Leadership changes at The Daily Beast  —  Five months after parting ways with founding editor Tina Brown, The Daily Beast is making more changes to its top management team.
Discussion: The Wrap and MediaWire Daily
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 …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
RebelMouse relaunches as a full-fledged publishing platform that's tuned for viral content  —  Two years ago, former Huffington Post chief technology officer Paul Berry launched a site called RebelMouse to give media companies and users of all kinds a way of aggregating the various pieces …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
New Tow Center report examines current state of data journalism, takes inputs from journalists, academics, and more  —  Read some of the smartest thinkers on data journalism in this new Tow Center report  —  In order to consider the future of data journalism, you have to start by looking at the past.
Discussion: @niemanlab, @trasel and Project News
 
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
In addition to Soundcloud, Twitter also reportedly considered acquiring Pandora and Spotify
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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”
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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
Tom Gara / Wall Street Journal:
1.73 Billion Hours: Pandora Gives its Last Monthly Listener Count
 

 
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Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat

Richard Padilla / MacRumors:
Apple Launches Retina MacBook Pros with Faster Haswell Processors, More RAM Standard

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UK police start placing anti-piracy warning ads on copyright-infringing websites

 
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