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6:55 PM ET, September 5, 2013


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US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet  —  US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails …
Why We Published the Decryption Story  —  ProPublica is today publishing a story in partnership with the Guardian and The New York Times about U.S. and U.K. government efforts to decode enormous amounts of Internet traffic previously thought to have been safe from prying eyes.
Bruce Schneier / Guardian:
The US government has betrayed the internet  —  The NSA has undermined a fundamental social contract.  We engineers built the internet - and now we have to fix it  —  Government and industry have betrayed the internet, and us.  —  By subverting the internet at every level to make it a vast …
Erik Wemple:
Jeff Bezos and the Internet's aggregational appetites  —  In an interview with The Washington Post's Paul Farhi, Jeff Bezos, The Post's next owner, spoke of a new, reader-centric “golden era” for the newspaper.  En route to that era, however, Bezos cited a challenge or two.
Timothy B. Lee / The Switch:
Sorry, Jeff Bezos, the news bundle isn't coming back
Washington Post:
Jeff Bezos to his future Washington Post journalists: Put the readers first
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Britain to Examine Why BBC Severance Payments Exceeded Contract Terms
Discussion: @froomkin
Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge:
The New York Post Gets a New Digital Look, And New Ad Units  —  An Improvement Over a Website That Seemed Stuck In the '90s  —  After years of operating a website which seemed to belong in the 1990s, the New York Post introduced a revamped, modern version today, and a set of new ad products to boot.
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Changes at the Onion: America's finest news source adjusts to Internet speed  —  What happened to the Onion?  Two words: The Internet.  —  There's a famous episode of This American Life that takes listeners into a planning meeting at the Onion.  It was first broadcast in 2008 …
Discussion: @stefanjbecket and The Awl
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Google Says Mosley Suit Over Sex-Party Search Defies Free Speech  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) said a lawsuit by Max Mosley, Formula One's former president, asking it to block any further search results referring to a “Nazi-themed” sex party would create unprecedented censorship on the Internet.
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
On the ‘Inherent Problem’ of the Public Editor's Role at The Times  —  The Roman poet Juvenal posed this pretty good question that has traveled down the centuries: “Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”  —  It means, “But who watches the watchers?”  In the context of a diatribe against marriage …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
BuzzFeed Aims for $100 Million in Sales 2014  —  Lots of chatter in medialand today about BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti's state-of-BuzzFeed memo, which is full of boast-worthy boasts: A ton of page views, a lot of employees, and a profit to boot.  —  One thing that Peretti didn't include in the memo …
Wall Street Journal:
Dish, Disney Gird for Showdown Over ESPN  —  Dish Network Corp. chairman Charlie Ergen has long railed against the high cost of sports on TV.  Now he has a chance to do something about it.  —  Dish's agreement to carry ESPN, the highest profile and most expensive of the national sports channels, expires at the end of September.
Discussion: The Desk
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Pressure Mounts on Yahoo's De Castro  —  Yahoo finally got its latest ad savior yesterday when the company officially announced that former AOL executive Ned Brody will become svp of Americas, reporting directly to chief operating officer Henrique De Castro.
Why are The Economist's writers anonymous?  —  The Economist explains itself  —  Why are The Economist's writers anonymous?  —  Sep 4th 2013, 23:50 by ????  —  Editor's note: This week, to mark the 170th anniversary of the appearance of the first issue of The Economist on September 2nd 1843 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
25% of people have posted anonymous comments, Pew finds  —  A quarter of all Internet users have posted anonymous comments, a Pew study about online anonymity says.  —  But when it comes to posting any material online, people “are more likely than not to attach their name or a recognizable screenname …
Erik Wemple:
Washington Post Magazine struggles with advertising relationship  —  The Washington Post Magazine's Aug. 11 Education Issue came out a bit on the thin side.  It contained a helpful cover story on how to emerge from college with a job.  One of the lessons: Lots of students who pursue a degree …
Tiffany Kary / Bloomberg:
Fortress to Create ‘New Media’ Through GateHouse Bankruptcy  —  Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG:US) plans to create a newspaper and website company, New Media, through the bankruptcy of its GateHouse Media Inc. (GHSE:US) and the recently purchased assets of Newcastle Investment Corp. (NCT:US)
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Ten Surprising Facts About MailOnline, the Site That Ate the News  —  No. 2 Newspaper Site in U.S. Still Gets Most Ad Revenue From U.K.  —  There are very good odds that you have frequented MailOnline, which has come seemingly out of nowhere to become the most-visited newspaper website …
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlNY and @stefanjbecket
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
No, seriously: Oyster comes pretty close to being a Netflix for ebooks  —  A lot of startups want to be the Netflix (or Spotify, Pandora, whatever) for ebooks.  That is, they want to provide unlimited access to ebooks for a flat monthly fee.  —  But this is really hard to pull off …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Details Uses Bloggers For Native Advertising: Helps brands like A/X Armani Exchange, Prada promote fall looks  —  In the latest example of a publisher blurring the line between advertising and editorial, Details is tapping its Details Network, a collective of 150 men's style bloggers who share …
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Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY:
Pair of Columbia J-School Alums Officially Join TheWrap
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap:
Judge Shuts Down FilmOnX, Threatening Aereo-Like Retransmission Services Everywhere
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, Variety and The BLT
New York Business Journal:
YouTube live-streaming just one element in shifting Fashion Week
Discussion: 10,000 Words and New York Times
Sasha Chavkin / Columbia Journalism Review:
Déjà news  —  The FCC ignores local TV news' quiet consolidation strategy
Om Malik / GigaOM:
New season, new manager: Tom Krazit is GigaOM's new Executive Editor
Don Davis / Variety:
Mediaset Doing Just Fine Despite Berlusconi Verdict
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Sun and Mirror journalists unite to show support for colleagues in court
Discussion: Press Gazette and @neilwallis1
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former Yahoo and Microsoft Media Exec Scott Moore Tapped as Cheezburger President and COO
 Earlier Picks: 
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
NSA Media Coverage Skyrocketed In The Wake Of Snowden Leaks
Discussion: Mashable
David Yanofsky / Quartz:
Pandora claims not to be particularly worried about the launch of iTunes Radio
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sony 4K TV Internet Video Service Will Bump Into Bandwidth Caps
Janis L. Magin / Pacific Business News:
HuffPost Hawaii only adds to the world's distorted view of Paradise
Adrienne LaFrance / Slate:
How Futurama's 31st-Century Technology Illustrated Today's Changing Media Landscape
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