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7:30 AM ET, December 26, 2013

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Barton Gellman / Washington Post:
Edward Snowden, after months of NSA revelations, says his mission's accomplished  —  MOSCOW — The familiar voice on the hotel room phone did not waste words.  —  “What time does your clock say, exactly?” he asked.  —  He checked the reply against his watch and described a place to meet.
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Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Edward Snowden calls for a restoration of privacy in Channel 4′s Alternative Christmas Message  —  Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked intelligence about the security agency's surveillance activities, has broadcast a Christmas message to the world.
Mariia Shamota / Kyiv Post:
Prominent journalist, civic activist Chornovol beaten near Kyiv (UPDATED)  —  Prominent Ukrainian journalist and civic activist Tetyana Chornovol was brutally beaten outside Kyiv just after midnight on Dec. 25.  —  hornovol is in reconstructive surgery now, opposition Batkivshchyna Party member of parliament Serhiy Pasynsky said.
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Reuters:
China To Media: Don't Report ‘Wrong Points Of View’
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Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
Mobile photography magazine FLTR launches as iPhone-only app  —  Journalist Q&A: Olivier Laurent, editor of new digital magazine FLTR  —  Associate editor of British Journal of Photography and editor of recently-launched FLTR Olivier Laurent answers questions on the iPhone-only digital magazine dedicated to mobile photography
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
White House's Jay Carney and ABC News' Jon Karl butt heads in press room  —  It doesn't take long, or take very much, for the Jon and Jay show to get rolling at the daily briefing — the ritual meet-the-media sessions in the White House press room.  —  “But, Jay,” starts Jonathan Karl …
Roberto A. Ferdman / Quartz:
The US now watches the majority of its online porn on mobile phones  —  Pornography has always been a pioneering industry online, pushing internet technology, business models, and usage forward more than is often acknowledged.  —  New data from video porn website Pornhub …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Migrahack brings together journalists, programmers and community  —  Immigration stories usually have numbers.  But immigration numbers have stories of their own.  Many journalists work with these numbers — they gather them, use them and report them.  But while the numbers get told, the stories behind them often don't.
Discussion: @poynter
Steven Aftergood / Secrecy News:
Orgs Ask DNI to Preserve Access to World News Connection  —  More than a dozen professional societies and public interest groups wrote to the Director of National Intelligence last week to ask him to preserve public access to foreign news reports gathered, translated and published …
Discussion: @jonathanstray
Barbara Hollingsworth / CNSNews:
U.S. Will Spend $3.35M to ‘Improve the Quality of Media Content’—In Armenia  —  (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning to spend $3.35 million to “improve the quality of media content and strengthen the media's capacity to meet professional standards” …
 
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Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Wuaki.tv hits 1m users for its on-demand movie and TV streaming service, 125k from the UK alone
Richard Verrier / Los Angeles Times:
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Time.com relaunch delayed until New Year
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Patrick Tutwiler / FishbowlDC:
Staffers puzzle over layoffs before promised online expansion at the Washington Times
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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Report: alleged ringleader of the Scattered Spider hacking group was arrested in Spain; sources: the accused is a 22-year-old Scottish man named Tyler Buchanan

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at Apple's slow rollout of AI features, impressive visionOS 2 beta, plans for thinnest, lightest devices in tech, including a phone in the iPhone 17 line

Caroline O'Donovan / Washington Post:
Leaked documents reveal life-threatening issues at Amazon's primary-care service One Medical, raising concerns about Amazon's frugal approach to health care

 
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