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11:50 AM 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  —  (Reuters) - The European Commission's anti-trust officials are investigating a row between online retailer Amazon and French publisher Hachette.  —  Amazon has delayed the delivery of some Hachette Book Group titles and removed …
Bloomberg:
Amazon Feud With Publishers to Escalate as Contracts End
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” …
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 …
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Lara Logan returns to CBS, will likely be back on 60 Minutes in the fall  —  Lara Logan Back at Work on ‘60 Minutes’  —  The correspondent has been on the bench for seven months after anchoring an erroneous report about the Benghazi attacks.  —  Lara Logan has returned to work, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
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: @trasel, @niemanlab and Project News
Erin McCarthy / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung, Barnes & Noble to Create Co-Branded Tablets  —  Samsung, Barnes & Noble to Develop Co-Branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Tablets  —  Barnes & Noble Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said Thursday the two companies will team up on a new Nook tablet.
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.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC, Channel 4 and ITV agree £100m-plus Freeview Connect deal  —  Broadcasters aim to secure future of free-to-air service on smart-TVs in move that could challenge YouView platform  —  The BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have agreed a £100m-plus deal for a Connect service on smart TVs
Al Jazeera English:
Trial of Al Jazeera staff resumes in Cairo  —  Prosecutors give their closing arguments in trial of three members of the TV network accused of spreading false news.  —  The trial of three Al Jazeera English staff held for more than five months in Egypt has resumed in Cairo, with prosecutors giving their closing arguments in the case.
 
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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”
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Small Record Labels Ask Regulators to Intervene in YouTube Dispute
Joe Fassler / The Atlantic Online:
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Kushner's Freedom newspapers lurched from one strategy to another; print focus isn't working
 

 
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Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Google X unveils Project Wing, its drone delivery program; tested in secret for two years

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple builds a hidden structure at Flint Center, site of Mac unveiling, ahead of Sept. 9 event

Bloomberg:
Google X VP Megan Smith is top candidate for US CTO role

 
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