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11:20 PM ET, July 5, 2014

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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Investigation shows NSA tracks individuals who search for news articles about privacy tools like Tor and Tails  —  If you read Boing Boing, the NSA considers you a target for deep surveillance … In a shocking story on the German site Tages Schau (Google translate), Lena Kampf …
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Byliner gone bad and the business of longform journalism on the web  —  On Christmas Eve Day in 2012, I sat in a Starbucks and wrote an enthusiastic post about why it had been the year of the e-single.  E-singles — works of journalism between 3,000 to 15,000 words, usually nonfiction and sold …
Discussion: @agwieckowski and @sarahw
Robert Israel / The Content Standard:
Walt Mossberg of Re/code: Reimagining Tech Journalism  —  Walt Mossberg, whose tech journalism beat for The Wall Street Journal introduced readers to Bill Gates, George Lucas, the late Steve Jobs, and many other technology innovators, evolved after he had worked at the newspaper for many years.
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Carol Loomis, Editor for Warren Buffett, Leaves Job After 60 Years  —  In January 1954, a bright-eyed 24-year-old from Cole Camp, Mo., walked into Fortune magazine's offices at Rockefeller Center.  Armed with a college journalism degree and work experience writing for a Maytag company magazine …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The EU's Right To Be Forgotten Is A Mess & How Google's Making It Worse  —  “The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” the saying goes.  There are plenty of good intentions with the EU's Right To Be Forgotten mandate, as well as Google's attempt to meet new obligations under it.
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Jodie Ginsberg / Index on Censorship:
Right to be forgotten: A poor ruling, clumsily implemented
Noor Mattar / Global Voices:
Bahraini Satirist Blogger Takrooz Arrested  —  The Bahrain Ministry of Interior announced the arrest of yet another netizen, who reportedly faces accusations of “inciting hatred against the regime.”  —  The satirist mirco-blogger, nicknamed Takrooz, was arrested at the Bahrain International Airport …
Discussion: GULF DAILY NEWS
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
More News of the World staff may face phone-hacking charges  —  Crown Prosecution Service considering whether to lay charges after police hand over files on eight Operation Pinetree suspects  —  The Crown Prosecution Service is considering whether to charge more News of the World staff …
Discussion: @themurdochtimes
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months for conspiracy to hack phones
Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez / Foreign Policy:
Sharing the Pain: A Cuban and a Venezuelan Compare Notes  —  I first met Yoani Sánchez, Cuba's most famous blogger (and occasional FP contributor), at an event hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  When I mentioned that I write for a Venezuelan newspaper, she smiled: “I never quite know what to say to Venezuelans.
Yasha Levine / PandoDaily:
The Fog of Twitter: Ukraine's civil war and the limits of social news gathering  —  Just in case you missed it, there's a real f**king civil war raging in Eastern Ukraine.  On July 2, a day after newly elected billionaire President Petro Poroshenko called off a ceasefire …
Discussion: @yashalevine
Associated Press:
Myanmar journalist freed after sentence reduced  —  YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A journalist and his assistant who were imprisoned for filming inside a government office were freed Friday after an appeals court reduced their sentences from one year to three months.
Maria Antonova / Agence France-Presse:
Russian parliament passes bill requiring cloud services to store citizens' data on servers in Russia by September 2016  —  Russian lawmakers pass new bill restricting Internet  —  Moscow (AFP) - Russia's parliament passed a bill on Friday requiring Internet companies to store Russians' personal data inside …
Guardian:
Lebedevs pump almost £100m into Independent titles and Standard  —  Accounts give strong warning over newspapers' dependence on funding by father and son media magnates  —  Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev bought the Evening Standard in 2009 for £1, when the paper was losing money.
Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
Case study: building and rolling out Presto, Gannett's CMS for TV and newspaper sites and apps  —  Case Study: Gannett's monumental task — A content management system for all  —  In 2011, Gannett Co.owned more than a hundred newspapers and television stations - each with its own website.
 
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