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11:45 PM ET, January 13, 2013

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Alex Stamos / Unhandled Exception:
The Truth about Aaron Swartz's “Crime”  —  I did not know Aaron Swartz, unless you count having copies of a person's entire digital life on your forensics server as knowing him.  I did once meet his father, an intelligent and dedicated man who was clearly pouring his life into defending his son.
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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
MIT Responds to Death of Activist Aaron Swartz, Begins Internal Investigation  —  Two days after Internet activist Aaron Swartz took his own life, the President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued a public response and will launch an internal investigation looking …
Micah Allen / Neuroconscience:
Researchers begin posting article PDFs to twitter in #pdftribute to Aaron Swartz  —  Yesterday, as I was completing my morning coffee and internet ritual, @le_feufollet broke the sad news to me of Aaron Swartz's death.  Aaron was a leader online, a brilliant coder and developer …
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Eugene C. Patterson, Editor and Civil Rights Crusader, Dies at 89  —  Eugene C. Patterson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of The Atlanta Constitution during the civil rights conflicts of the 1960s and later the managing editor of The Washington Post and editor of The St. Petersburg Times in Florida …
Christopher Zara / International Business Times:
The Year Of Kickstarter Journalism: Crowdfunding Is Doing What The News Industry Can't  —  As the publishing industry struggles to figure out a sustainable business model in the digital age, crowdfunded journalism projects have been taking off in droves on Kickstarter, where more and more …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Viggle Isn't Buying GetGlue, After All  —  Last fall social TV company Viggle announced that it was buying competitor GetGlue in a deal that could have been worth $70 million or more.  —  But that deal never closed, and tonight GetGlue says that it never will.  —  A blog post by GetGlue founder Alex Iskold doesn't say much.
Liz Alderman / New York Times:
Journalists in Greece Are Becoming Targets  —  The Greek police on Saturday were looking for the people responsible for detonating makeshift bombs at the homes of five journalists in Athens, the latest in a series of actions taken against reporters in Greece that have raised questions about a deteriorating climate for media freedom.
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Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times:
Fred Wilson hints that Twitter is profitable  —  Hints that Twitter might be profitable could fuel IPO talk.  (Fred Tanneau/ AFP/Getty Images)  —  Thursday night, I responded to a tweet by Howard Lindzon, chief executive and co-founder of Stocktwits, about newspapers and Twitter.
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Condé Nast Contracts Cut Author's Share in Film Deals  —  It's a dream tucked in the backs of many journalists' minds: the article they write becomes a blockbuster movie and they reap a healthy share of the profits, a walk on the red carpet and — who knows? — maybe even an Oscar.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
When j-school goes online: Putting journalism education in front of a massive audience  —  When the University of Texas' Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas offered its first massive open online course in journalism — “Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization” — more than 2,000 people registered.
Michael Rosenblum / Guardian:
The future of video journalism  —  The use of an Instagram exposure on the cover of Time tells us volumes about not only where the photography business is going, but where the video business is sure to follow  —  The Time Magazine put Instagram image of Hurricane Sandy on its cover (above) in its 12 November issue.
Jason Schmid / Daily Dot:
The rise of the channel, or the Bright Young Things of YouTube  —  When we think of “media empires,” we tend to think about the big dogs, most of whom—for whatever reason—also seem to be complete asshats.  Murdoch.  Cuban.  Turner.  —  But now there's a new generation …
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Keeping Environmental Reporting Strong Won't Be Easy  —  Those who care deeply about environmental issues were understandably concerned Friday after learning that The Times was dismantling its special team - or “pod” - of seven reporters and two editors.  —  Beth Parke, executive director …
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is winding down Project Titan, its decade-long effort to make an electric car; Apple plans to move some impacted staff to generative AI projects

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Filing: Nintendo sues the makers of Switch emulator Yuzu in US federal court, alleging it is designed to circumvent Nintendo's encryption and facilitates piracy

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