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7:30 AM ET, September 6, 2013


 Top News: 
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 …
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.”
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 …
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.
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 …
Carolyn Giardina / Hollywood Reporter:
Kodak Emerges From Bankruptcy: What It Means for Hollywood  —  Exec Andrew Evenski talks with THR about the changing film landscape.  —  On the heels of Tuesday's news that Kodak has emerged from Chapter 11, Kodak Entertainment & Commercial Films president Andrew Evenski spoke …
Paul Sakuma / Washington Post:
How Netflix could use Big Data to make twice as much money off you  —  How much would you pay for a Netflix subscription?  —  For some people, paying $8 a month for Netflix is a steal.  Others aren't so willing to open their wallets.  Both types of consumers represent a kind of lost opportunity for Netflix to make more money.
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 …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Chris Patten ‘misled parliament over BBC payoffs’  —  Ex-director general Mark Thompson claims MPs were told untruths in stunning attack on former boss  —  The former BBC director general Mark Thompson has accused the BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten of “fundamentally misleading” …
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Britain to Examine Why BBC Severance Payments Exceeded Contract Terms
Discussion: @froomkin
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: Guardian and @stefanjbecket
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 …
Timothy B. Lee / The Switch:
Sorry, Jeff Bezos, the news bundle isn't coming back  —  This week, journalists at The Washington Post (including, full disclosure, me) got our first look at our new boss's vision for The Washington Post.  There was a lot to like.  Bezos emphasized the importance of a focus on the long term …
Erik Wemple:
Jeff Bezos and the Internet's aggregational appetites
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.
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Meg Heckman / Poynter:
Software seeks to measure women's participation in journalism
New York Business Journal:
YouTube live-streaming just one element in shifting Fashion Week
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Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
No, seriously: Oyster comes pretty close to being a Netflix for ebooks
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
BuzzFeed Aims for $100 Million in Sales 2014
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
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Sun and Mirror journalists unite to show support for colleagues in court
Discussion: Press Gazette
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former Yahoo and Microsoft Media Exec Scott Moore Tapped as Cheezburger President and COO
Discussion: AdExchanger
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
NSA Media Coverage Skyrocketed In The Wake Of Snowden Leaks
Discussion: Mashable