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7:10 PM ET, August 7, 2011

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Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Tottenham riots: Data journalists and social scientists should join forces  —  In the wake of some of the worst riots in London in more than a decade, Ben Goldacre has said on Twitter:  —  the other sad thing about these riots is that we're going to have to read opinion columnists telling us why they think they happened.
Discussion: Guardian
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Paying for News?  It's Nothing New  —  IN April 1912, the surviving operator of the Titanic's wireless communications system was paid a handsome sum for his account of narrowly escaping death aboard the sinking ship.  —  It will probably surprise some journalistic purists to learn …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Aleks Krotoski / Guardian:
Telling stories in innovative new ways  —  As the tools available to publishers grow more sophisticated, it's up to us to experiment and see what sticks  —  The Edinburgh international book festival begins this week, featuring a fortnight of storytelling and literati self-promotion.
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
Q&A With UK Journalist Who Uncovered News Corp Scandal: Rupert Murdoch Likely To Outlast James Who's In “A Tight Corner”, The Guardian's Nick Davies Says  —  James Murdoch could lose his job as News Corp's deputy COO or BSkyB's chairman as soon as this fall.
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Tim Walker / Telegraph:
Phone hacking: ‘Rupert Murdoch tells Rebekah Brooks to travel the world’  —  Rebekah Brooks will not comment on claims she is still drawing a News International salary.  —  A big song and dance was made of Rebekah Brooks's belated decision to resign as the chief executive of News International …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
How 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Reinvented Television's Comedy Model … It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's contribution has been more than steady ratings and big laughs.  —  The long-running comedy, which was picked up for an eighth and ninth season Saturday …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Randall Stross / New York Times:
One Site Fits All, Except for Advertisers  —  YAHOO is the granddaddy of all-things-to-all-people Web sites.  And the concept still shows surprising life: Yahoo has users, in spades.  But it has failed dismally in translating popularity into strong revenue growth.
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Super Bowl ‘X Factor’ Pact to Have NBC, Fox Promote Each Other  —  TV Networks Typically Avoid Nods to Rivals; Will Pepsi Dollars Change Minds?  —  NBC will wrangle with an “X Factor” in its plans for next year's Super Bowl, while the Fox program of the same name could have more of an obsession …
 
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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator

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Ticketmaster appears to have been breached by hacker group ShinyHunters, which claims it stole 560M customers' sensitive data and is trying to sell it for $500K

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