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12:45 PM ET, September 6, 2013


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple's E-Book Punishment Court Order Is Final, and Not as Bad as Apple Feared  —  Here's the last word, for now, on the punishment Apple will receive after losing its e-book price-fixing trial: It's not as bad as Apple first feared, but Apple still isn't happy.
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Apple hit with injunction in e-books antitrust case  —  (Reuters) - A federal judge who found Apple Inc liable for conspiring to fix e-book prices entered an injunction on Friday intended to bar the iPad maker from further antitrust violations.  —  U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan …
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Decision to Publish Against Government Request Was ‘Not a Particularly Anguished One’  —  The New York Times has come under fire in the past for agreeing to government requests to hold back sensitive stories or information, but it bucked such requests in publishing a front-page article in Friday's paper.
Why We Published the Decryption Story
George Brock / The Conversation:
Spike the gloom - journalism has a bright future  —  Whenever more than two journalists gather together to discuss the future of their business, the dialogue is usually depressing.  This prevailing pessimism must change: we need a new conversation about what's happening to news.
Discussion: @queenchristina_
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Glenn Beck Wants to Know: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?  —  You left Fox News and started The Blaze, a TV station, Web site and subscription service.  How is that working out?  —  Check back with me in 10 years.  I think we're just now entering the fields that I was hoping we would enter.
Timothy Pratt / New York Times:
A Newspaper in Las Vegas, at Risk of Closing, Divides a Family  —  Tanned and fit, collar unbuttoned and no socks under his loafers, Brian Greenspun, the president of The Las Vegas Sun, stood in the middle of the newsroom, surrounded by $500 Herman Miller chairs, flat-screen monitors and floor …
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 …
Bruce Schneier / Guardian:
The US government has betrayed the internet
Disney Armed With ESPN Cudgel in Next Pay-TV Fee Showdown  —  CBS's Moonves Says TWC Pact Reflects High Ratings  —  Now that CBS Corp. has prevailed in its monthlong dispute with Time Warner Cable Inc., it's Bob Iger's turn to see how much his Walt Disney Co. can squeeze from a pay-TV carrier.
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
Nikki Finke Seeks to Break From Penske Media  —  Founder of Website Says Vision Is No Longer Shared  —  In the viciously competitive world of Hollywood trade publications, it was hardly a shock when one outlet recently mocked another for its “humiliating loss of readership and influence.”
Andy Lewis / Hollywood Reporter:
How the New iPhone Helps Hollywood  —  Apple's cheaper device means greater penetration in China and India as iTunes movies, TV and music suddenly will land in millions (billions?) more hands.  —  The new iPhone 5S will make headlines this fall for its better camera, longer-lasting battery and flashy fingerprint-sensing lock.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Networks Get a Victory in Court Over Streaming Service  —  For the first time in nearly a year, the nation's major television broadcasters have won a round in their legal battle against start-up firms that stream programs from local stations over the Internet without their consent.
Mariam Rizk / Associated Press:
Egypt: journalist and lawyer held in crackdown  —  CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian labor lawyer and a journalist have been detained, raising rights activists' concerns that the military-led government is widening its crackdown to include non-Islamist critics of its policies.
Al Jazeera English:
Australian magnate threatens to sue Murdoch  —  Election hopeful Clive Palmer accuses media mogul's flagship newspaper of targeting his campaign.  —  Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, whose Palmer United Party (PUP) is running in Saturday's election, plans to sue Rupert Murdoch over unflattering allegations.
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
16 Major Firms May Have Received Early Data From Thomson Reuters  —  Readers may recall an ugly story that broke earlier this summer, when New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman rebuked the news/business information firm Thomson Reuters for selling access to key economic survey data …
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Discussion: VentureBeat, Softpedia News and Reuters
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