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10:50 AM ET, June 5, 2014


 Top News: 
James Ball / Guardian:
Guardian launches SecureDrop system for whistleblowers to share files  —  SecureDrop platform allows sources to submit documents and data while avoiding most common forms of online tracking  —  SecureDrop makes use of well-known anonymising technology such as the Tor network and the Tails operating system
Trevor Timm / Guardian:
Four ways Edward Snowden changed the world and why the fight's not over  —  Encrypted Gmail.  Transparency from mobile providers.  Maybe even a legal ‘revolt’ against ‘Orwellian’ surveillance.  But until we get real reform, NSA and Co may survive in the shadows
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Boycott Gets a Helping Hand From Stephen Colbert  —  Stephen Colbert went after Amazon Wednesday night, literally giving the retailer the finger on his Comedy Central show.  Twice.  —  “I'm not just mad at Amazon,” Mr. Colbert said.  “I'm mad at Amazon Prime.”
EU competition chief to examine Amazon, Hachette e-book spat  —  (Reuters) - The European Commission's anti-trust officials are investigating a row between online retailer Amazon and French publisher Hachette.  —  Amazon has delayed the delivery of some Hachette Book Group titles and removed …
Amazon Feud With Publishers to Escalate as Contracts End
Namo Media Blog:
Twitter acquires Namo Media to boost native mobile ads, will integrate it with MoPub  —  We are excited to announce that Twitter is acquiring Namo Media!  —  We started Namo Media with the belief that mobile banner ads don't work for users, publishers, or advertisers.
David Meyer / Gigaom:
You can't break copyright by looking at something online, Europe's top court rules  —  Internet users who look at copyrighted material online aren't breaking copyright by doing so, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared on Thursday.  —  Before you splutter “Well duh” …
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Lara Logan returns to CBS, will likely be back on 60 Minutes in the fall  —  Lara Logan Back at Work on ‘60 Minutes’  —  The correspondent has been on the bench for seven months after anchoring an erroneous report about the Benghazi attacks.  —  Lara Logan has returned to work, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Erin McCarthy / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung, Barnes & Noble to Create Co-Branded Tablets  —  Samsung, Barnes & Noble to Develop Co-Branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Tablets  —  Barnes & Noble Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said Thursday the two companies will team up on a new Nook tablet.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
New Tow Center report examines current state of data journalism, takes inputs from journalists, academics, and more  —  Read some of the smartest thinkers on data journalism in this new Tow Center report  —  In order to consider the future of data journalism, you have to start by looking at the past.
Discussion: @trasel, @niemanlab and Project News
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Daily Beast executive shuffle: CEO departs, editor and digital officer to be managing directors, Conde Nast veteran will advise  —  Leadership changes at The Daily Beast  —  Five months after parting ways with founding editor Tina Brown, The Daily Beast is making more changes to its top management team.
Discussion: AdAge
Al Jazeera English:
Trial of Al Jazeera staff resumes in Cairo  —  Prosecutors give their closing arguments in trial of three members of the TV network accused of spreading false news.  —  The trial of three Al Jazeera English staff held for more than five months in Egypt has resumed in Cairo, with prosecutors giving their closing arguments in the case.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC, Channel 4 and ITV agree £100m-plus Freeview Connect deal  —  Broadcasters aim to secure future of free-to-air service on smart-TVs in move that could challenge YouView platform  —  The BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have agreed a £100m-plus deal for a Connect service on smart TVs
Joe Fassler / The Atlantic Online:
Rosenthal hopes a younger, news informed audience that's interested in op-ed will embrace the NYT Opinion app  —  Who's Going to Buy The New York Times's New Opinion App?  —  When The New York Times announced its new mobile app, NYT Now, in April, it did more than release a new piece of software to the world.
Dawn McMullan / INMA:
Raju Narisetti says “storytelling could be the key to the industry's long-term relevance”  —  Can storytelling be the industry's savior?  —  Media companies want to tell stories.  Brands want to tell stories.  Audiences want to hear stories, yet now crave an experience with their content.
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
In addition to Soundcloud, Twitter also reportedly considered acquiring Pandora and Spotify
Discussion: Financial Times and CNET
Associated Press:
France lifts restrictions on D-Day video coverage
Discussion: Poynter and Guardian
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Small Record Labels Ask Regulators to Intervene in YouTube Dispute
Tom Gara / Wall Street Journal:
1.73 Billion Hours: Pandora Gives its Last Monthly Listener Count
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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Byliner, an Online Publisher of Long-Form Writing, Seeks Partners
Discussion: Gigaom and PandoDaily
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Kushner's Freedom newspapers lurched from one strategy to another; print focus isn't working
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Columbia University's Bill Grueskin to join Bloomberg as executive training editor
Discussion: @bgrueskin

From Techmeme:

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is winding down Project Titan, its decade-long effort to make an electric car; Apple plans to move some impacted staff to generative AI projects

Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Filing: Nintendo sues the makers of Switch emulator Yuzu in US federal court, alleging it is designed to circumvent Nintendo's encryption and facilitates piracy

Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
Sony says its PlayStation layoffs will also impact game makers Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Guerrilla, three of its most successful subsidiaries

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