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9:35 AM ET, September 6, 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 …
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 …
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.”
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 …
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.
Discussion: @glennbeck
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Bing News brings trending stories from Facebook, Twitter  —  Microsoft updates its news search engine with a revamped design, browser width adaptation, and popular topics from social media and around the Web.  —  Microsoft overhauled its Bing News search page on Thursday to highlight …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Let The Music Play: Spotify Is Raising Money Again At A $5.3B Valuation, Says Swedish Paper  —  Spotify, the very popular music streaming service, is moving ahead with its aggressive growth strategy, and it looks like it's raising more money to do it: a report today in the Swedish financial …
Discussion: Reuters
Rachel Bartlett /
Guardian's Joanna Geary to join Twitter UK  —  Joanna Geary, who is currently social and communities editor at the Guardian, will be responsible for Twitter's partnerships with news outlets in the UK  —  Joanna Geary speaking at the news:rewired conference  —  Copyright: By John Thompson.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
GetGlue Thinks It Has Fighting Chance Against Twitter, Facebook in Social TV  —  Startup updates iPhone app with refreshed guide pointing to streaming apps, ability to act as remote control for DirecTV set-tops  —  Most of the “social conversation” about TV shows and movies is generated …
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.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Mark Thompson: 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: Talking New Media and @froomkin
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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Discussion: Guardian and @stefanjbecket
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Don Davis / Variety:
Mediaset Doing Just Fine Despite Berlusconi Verdict
Erik Wemple:
Washington Post Magazine struggles with advertising relationship
Tiffany Kary / Bloomberg:
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Sun and Mirror journalists unite to show support for colleagues in court
Discussion: Press Gazette