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11:30 PM ET, July 31, 2010


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David Folkenflik / NPR:
WikiLeaks: An Editor-In-Chief Or Prolific Source? … The shadowy website WikiLeaks proved this week it can obliterate the ability of the U.S. government and the military to smother the circulation of closely held secrets.  —  Earlier this week, the site's posting of more than 90,000 classified documents …
How WikiLeaks Could Change the Way Reporters Deal With Secrets  —  For the past several decades, there has been an informal understanding between the reporters who uncovered newsworthy secrets and the government intelligence agencies, which tried to keep them from public view.
Craig Silverman / CJR:
How WikiLeaks Outsourced the Burden of Verification  —  To the Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel  —  Julian Assange is upset with The New York Times for talking with the White House about WikiLeaks's trove of Afghanistan documents prior to publication.  Really, though, he should bite his tongue.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Google, China and the Demands of Real-Time News  —  The reason time exists, Albert Einstein once said, is to prevent everything from happening all at once.  In an age of Twitter and blogs and instant publishing of all kinds, it often feels like everything is happening all at once …
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Blind Item: Which Editor of Valleywag Needs to Resign?  Right Now.  —  Criticising Valleywag in 2010 is something of a pointless exercise, like offering diplomatic counsel to the Ottoman Empire ten years after the Treaty of Lausanne.  More pointless still, attacking the site's titular editor Ryan Tate …
Reed Saxon / Newsweek:
Breitbart: I'd Like to Speak to Sherrod in Private  —  Conservative blogger says episode was ‘difficult for me as well.’  —  Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger who posted the original video of Shirley Sherrod talking about race.  —  In the aftermath of the saga that thrust Shirley Sherrod …
Jim / Gannett Blog:
Document: More digital publishing revenue gains  —  Gannett's publishing segment — the U.S. and U.K. newspapers, principally — is showing more gains in an important area: digital revenue, according to the new second-quarter financial report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
WSJ Buries Wylys Story, Ignores GOP Angle  —  The SEC is charging the billionaire Wyly brothers with a massive fraud involving $550 million in ill-gotten gains from a scheme it says involved insider trading, overseas accounts, and front companies  —  Big story, no?  But how big?
Discussion: DealBook, Market Cop and Politics Daily
Mandy Jenkins / TBD:
TBD and Foursquare offer a guide to DC dining  —  You've seen on us Twitter, Facebook and Flickr - now TBD's infiltrating Foursquare.  —  Don't worry, we aren't stalking you - we just want to help make social media work a little harder for you.  —  Yeah, that's right - Foursquare and work.
Discussion: Washington Post
Sam Schechner / Speakeasy:
NBC Chairman Jeff Gaspin Says There Is ‘Real Health’ in TV Business … Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment, says that after a brutal few years, there are signs of hope in the TV industry.  Gaspin made his comments in a press conference at the semiannual Television …
Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
The Web's New Gold Mine: Your Secrets  —  A Journal investigation finds that one of the fastest-growing businesses on the Internet is the business of spying on consumers.  First in a series.  By Julia Angwin  —  Hidden inside Ashley Hayes-Beaty's computer, a tiny file helps gather personal details …
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
The CW: Getting Digital Dollars, Not Digital Pennies  —  The CW's radical move this past upfront in June — selling a one-for-one package of an Internet commercial and a TV spot to advertisers — has been a big success.  —  This is according to Dawn Ostroff, president of entertainment for the network …
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

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