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8:05 PM ET, July 4, 2014

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The EU's Right To Be Forgotten Is A Mess & How Google's Making It Worse  —  “The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” the saying goes.  There are plenty of good intentions with the EU's Right To Be Forgotten mandate, as well as Google's attempt to meet new obligations under it.
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Jodie Ginsberg / Index on Censorship:
Right to be forgotten: A poor ruling, clumsily implemented  —  When Europe's highest court ruled in May that individuals had a ‘right to be forgotten’ many were quick to hail this as a victory for privacy.  ‘Private’ individuals would now be able to ask search engines to remove links …
Reuters:
Google reverses decision, restores several links to Guardian stories after publisher protests
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
The EU's “right to be forgotten” is a bad idea, and Google is handling it exactly the right way
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months for conspiracy to hack phones  —  Sentencing of former News of the World executives over phone hacking shows no one is above the law, says David Cameron  —  The disgraced former No 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months for plotting …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
More News of the World staff may face phone-hacking charges  —  Crown Prosecution Service considering whether to lay charges after police hand over files on eight Operation Pinetree suspects  —  The Crown Prosecution Service is considering whether to charge more News of the World staff …
Discussion: @themurdochtimes
Press Gazette:
Mr Justice Saunders' phone-hacking trial sentencing remarks in full  —  Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was jailed today alongside two former colleagues for his involvement in phone-hacking.  —  Coulson received an 18-month prison term, former chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck …
Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
Case study: building and rolling out Presto, Gannett's CMS for TV and newspaper sites and apps  —  Case Study: Gannett's monumental task — A content management system for all  —  In 2011, Gannett Co.owned more than a hundred newspapers and television stations - each with its own website.
Guardian:
Lebedevs pump almost £100m into Independent titles and Standard  —  Accounts give strong warning over newspapers' dependence on funding by father and son media magnates  —  Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev bought the Evening Standard in 2009 for £1, when the paper was losing money.
Associated Press:
Myanmar journalist freed after sentence reduced  —  YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A journalist and his assistant who were imprisoned for filming inside a government office were freed Friday after an appeals court reduced their sentences from one year to three months.
Brent Lang / Variety:
21st Century Fox Launches Mentoring Program for Female Directors  —  21st Century Fox will try to bolster the presence of women behind the camera through a new mentoring program.  —  The media giant and Fox Audience Strategy launches the Fox Global Directors Initiative this week …
Maria Antonova / Agence France-Presse:
Russian parliament passes bill requiring cloud services to store citizens' data on servers in Russia by September 2016  —  Russian lawmakers pass new bill restricting Internet  —  Moscow (AFP) - Russia's parliament passed a bill on Friday requiring Internet companies to store Russians' personal data inside …
Corina Pons / Businessweek:
Venezuelan Newspaper El Universal Sold to Undisclosed Buyer  —  Caracas-based newspaper El Universal, which has been criticized by President Nicolas Maduro for its editorial line, has been sold.  —  “The sale has taken place, but we're not allowed to say who the new owner is for now in order …
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