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10:10 AM ET, June 28, 2013


 Top News: 
Phillip Molnar / Monterey County Herald:
Restricted web access to The Guardian is Army wide, officials say  —  The Army admitted Thursday to not only restricting access to The Guardian news website at the Presidio of Monterey, as reported in Thursday's Herald, but Army wide.  —  Presidio employees said the site had been blocked since …
Jack Shafer:
What an NSA charm offensive looks like  —  Banged and bruised in the press over the NSA secrets liberated by Edward Snowden and serialized in the Guardian and the Washington Post, the national security establishment resorted to a little media offense earlier this week with a series of conversations with major news outlets.
Discussion: Mediaite, @hbobrien and @ravisomaiya
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Anonymous Government Officials Use Media To Make Case Against Snowden  —  NEW YORK — In April 2011, the Associated Press reported that U.S. airstrikes in Yemen 15 months earlier had forced al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to reconsider how it communicates.
Dan Mitchell / Fortune:
Media is ruining the NSA debate
Discussion: Guardian and @ryanchittum
Sean Parker / TechCrunch:
Weddings Used To Be Sacred And Other Lessons About Internet Journalism  —  OUR WEDDING My wife, Alexandra, and I met five years ago, fell in love, and almost immediately began fantasizing about our wedding day, which, we both agreed, should take place deep within an enchanted forest.
Beth Healy / Boston Globe:
At least five groups submit bids to buy The Boston Globe  —  At least five groups are believed to have submitted bids to buy the Boston Globe, according to several people involved in or briefed on the offers.  —  The bidders, whose offers were due Thursday at 5 p.m., include several of the names previously reported.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Set to Sell Globe for Fraction of Purchase  —  New York Times Co. (NYT), which is accepting bids for the Boston Globe today, is likely to fetch a price that's about a 10th of what it paid in 1993, a sign of the industry's deterioration over the past two decades.
Pearson denies talks of Financial Times sale to Murdoch  —  Pearson has denied it is in talks to sell the Financial Times to Rupert Murdoch and Abu Dhabi's state media group for about $1.2bn (£790m).  —  In July, the Financial Times launched the web-based version of its app …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The other tabloid war: ‘Mail Online’ and ‘Daily News’ duke it out in digital  —  Mail Online, the loud and lurid website of England's favorite middle-market tabloid, The Daily Mail, has a lot to brag about right now.  —  Since formally constituting its American operation …
Turkey seeks to tighten control over Twitter  —  The Turkish government has asked Twitter to set up an office inside the country so company representatives can be reached more easily.  Both Twitter and Facebook were used to spread information during recent anti-government protests.
Discussion: @emilydparker and RT
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Time Warner Cable to launch TV app on Xbox 360  —  Time Warner Cable has made an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to bring its TV app to the tech giant's Xbox 360 devices.  (Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg)  —  After already launching applications for smartphones, tablets and Roku's set-top boxes …
Abby Ohlheiser / The Atlantic Wire:
The Stuxnet Leaker Might Be the General Credited with Getting It Started  —  The Obama administration's investigation into the leak of classified information on Stuxnet, a U.S. cyberattack targeting Iran's nuclear programs, has zeroed in on retired Marine General James Cartwright.
Tom Harper / The Independent:
Lord Leveson hits out in row over suppressed hacking dossier  —  Report fell outside my remit, says inquiry judge  —  Lord Justice Leveson is at the centre of an extraordinary row with one of Britain's leading law firms after claiming he was asked not to circulate a suppressed report detailing widespread illegal practices.
Jason Deans / Guardian:
Leveson to appear before MPs to discuss press regulation
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Hulu's on pause  —  Owners extend bidding, eyeing $1B  —  Hulu's owners have extended the deadline for second-round bids until next week to allow DirecTV more time to line up financing, The Post has learned.  —  The satellite-TV provider is expected to submit a bid of around $1 billion …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and Variety
Josh Horwitz / The Next Web:
Amazon ordered to tighten its operations in China after counterfeit books show up for sale on its site  —  This week, the Chinese government continues to signal its disapproval of pirating practices in China, as the country's National Copyright Administration has demanded Amazon “rectify” …
Discussion: CNET
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
News Corp Wants to Compete With BuzzFeed  —  News Corp got a new logo, but that's not the only change on the horizon for Rupert Murdoch's company as it gets ready for Friday's split, when the money-making entertainment arm, which includes 21st Century Fox and Fox News, will be spun off …
Discussion: Politico
Zuckerberg Brings Silicon Valley Friends to Sun Valley  —  Facebook Inc. (FB), Google Inc. (GOOG) and Netflix Inc. (NFLX) are sending more executives to the annual Allen & Co. gathering of moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, the latest sign of technology's growing role in entertainment.
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Discussion: Softpedia News and 9to5Mac
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
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Sarah Kessler / Fast Company:
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Jim Romenesko:
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Discussion: New York Times and Yahoo! News
Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
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