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2:35 PM ET, December 26, 2013

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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.
Nicholas Watt / Guardian:
Cameron warns UK press: sign up to royal charter or else  —  PM says UK press risks ‘hideous statutory regulation’ in future if it declines to seek recognition under terms of new royal charter  —  David Cameron has warned the press that it runs the risk of facing “hideous statutory regulation” …
Discussion: Spectator
Slate:
Tom Wheeler net neutrality: Is the new FCC chairman changing his tune?  —  This piece originally appeared in the New America Foundation's Weekly Wonk.  New America is a partner with Slate and Arizona State University in Future Tense.  —  As the new Federal Communications Commission chairman …
Discussion: Gigaom
Neda Ulaby / NPR:
A YouTube Powerhouse Looks Beyond Its Gamer Base … One of the most popular channels on YouTube is aimed toward people who play video games.  It's got tons of content — thousands of game reviews, how-to videos of people gaming away enthusiastically, even little homemade movies that people have made using video-game software.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon's best season saw 1M new Prime members a week, 426 items sold per second  —  Amazon Prime tops 20 million members as company touts its best holiday season ever  —  Amazon is exiting the 2013 holiday season with “tens of millions” of Amazon Prime members, according to a statement …
Discussion: Businessweek, AllThingsD and Gigaom
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Scores of Music Services Stream Into Crowded Field  —  Many of the New Models Will Focus on Genre  —  The number of music-streaming services is set to explode next year, as record labels have warmed up to the idea of renting consumers access to a vast collection of tunes, rather than selling them individual albums or songs.
Discussion: @zseward
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
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Google penalizes ranking of lyrics site Rap Genius for SEO practices, founders seek resolution  —  Google Destroys Rap Genius' Search Rankings As Punishment For SEO Spam, But Resolution In Progress  —  Google hit back hard today after it learned lyrics site Rap Genius had been using dubious SEO tricks …
New York Times:
Are You Qualified to Be a Journalist in China?  Take the Test  —  What is the essence of the Chinese Dream?  What did Marx and Engels ask of newspaper reporters?  How do Chinese and Western views on journalism differ?  —  Those are some of the questions Chinese journalists can expect …
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 …
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
 
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Barbara Hollingsworth / CNSNews:
U.S. Will Spend $3.35M to ‘Improve the Quality of Media Content’—In Armenia
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The House passes a TikTok divestiture bill with a longer sale deadline as part of a package of Ukraine/Israel aid bills, pressuring the Senate to vote on TikTok

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Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
President Biden signs the bill reauthorizing FISA's Section 702, extending the controversial warrantless surveillance program through 2026

 
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