Jack Gillum / Associated Press:
US knew in advance of British plans to destroy Guardian hard drives containing NSA documents — US given heads up about newspaper data destruction — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard …
Discussion: RT, Guardian, @janinegibson and @jackgillum
Janine Gibson / @janinegibson: Huh. Sometimes, you're not being paranoid and they really *are* out to get you.. http://bigstory.ap.org/... .
David Drummond / Guardian:
Google's top lawyer describes challenges in implementing EU's Right To Be Forgotten, urges public debate — We need to talk about the right to be forgotten — After the European court ruling, we at Google want to encourage debate on where the public interest lies in restricting web searches
Brett Molina / Associated Press: Tech Five: Amazon stock up following FTC lawsuit
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Google Agitates For Public Debate On Europe's Right To Be Forgotten Ruling
Nathaniel Mott / PandoDaily: Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales and others team up to help Google “forget” links without screwing publishers
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Solicits Feedback On Right To Be Forgotten
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: The Switchboard: Amazon asks FAA for drone exception
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable: Google Explains How It Will Handle ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Requests
Jim Edwards / Business Insider: It's Becoming Clear Just How Vast The Censorship Of Google Is Going To Be
William Turvill / Press Gazette: Google's chief legal officer admits ‘right to be forgotten’ removal mistakes have been made
Rich McCormick / The Verge: Google's top lawyer says EU's ‘right to be forgotten’ restricts freedom of expression
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom: Google's top lawyer explains dilemma over EU's “right to be forgotten” law
James Ball / Guardian:
Google admits to errors over Guardian ‘right to be forgotten’ link deletions — David Drummond, chief legal officer of internet search firm, says adjusting to EU rule on removing content is ‘work in progress’ — Google has acknowledged that it “incorrectly” removed links to several Guardian articles …
Discussion: Engadget and Search Engine Land
Robert Mackey / New York Times:
Rumor and Leaks Fill a Void as Israel Silences Press Over Killings — Israeli intelligence officials used gag orders in recent weeks to stifle reporting on the initial investigations into both the abduction and the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, and the apparent revenge killing …
Discussion: @kia_mak, @lpolgreen, The Times of Israel, @nytimesworld, BuzzFeed and @robertmackey
Kia Makarechi / @kia_mak: News of how Israel used gag orders to whip up frenzy that resulted in 17-year-old being burned alive makes it to NYT http://www.nytimes.com/...
Lydia Polgreen / @lpolgreen: Amid gag-ordered silence, rumor & paranoia fill the vacuum. Excellent @RobertMackey Open Source piece on Israel/Gaza. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Mitch Ginsburg / The Times of Israel: Gagged! Are the police and courts untenably handcuffing the media?
New York / @nytimesworld: Israel silences press over killings of teenagers, and rumor and leaks fill the void. @RobertMackey http://www.nytimes.com/...
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed: Six Israelis Arrested For Murder Of Palestinian Teen Had Criminal Records And “Nationalistic” Motive
Robert Mackey / @robertmackey: Rumor and Leaks Fill a Void as Israel Gags Press Over Killings http://nyti.ms/1qPgp88 cites @nsheizaf @AliAbunimah @AnshelPfeffer @Elizrael
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Israeli airstrike destroys press car, killing Palestinian media worker — The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Israel Defense Forces' airstrike on a car clearly marked as a press vehicle in Gaza City on Wednesday. The airstrike killed Hamid Shihab, a driver …
Discussion: Gawker, New York Times, Al Jazeera English, New York Times, IFJ, @ibnlarry, Reuters, IMEMC, The Huffington Post, @josephwillits, @jessradio, @mlcalderone, Washington Post and Reuters
Mohammed Omer / Al Jazeera English: Palestinian journalists under Israeli fire
Isabel Kershner / New York Times: Gaza Deaths Spike in 3rd Day of Air Assaults While Rockets Hit Israel
Jason Stern / @ibnlarry: Still no explanation why the IDF targeted a car marked as press last night in Gaza in an airstrike killing the driver http://cpj.org/...
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post: Press Freedom Groups Condemn Israel's Killing Of Media Worker
Joseph Willits / @josephwillits: #Israel bombs media car in #Gaza, kills driver. Had ‘TV’ in red written on it. http://www.reuters.com/... v @MikeOmerMan
Jess Hill / @jessradio: An Israeli aircraft targeted a car clearly marked ‘TV’, killed the driver, who worked for Gaza news site Media 24: http://www.reuters.com/...
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Israel targeted car marked “TV” in large red stickers; killed driver who worked for Gaza news site: http://www.reuters.com/...
Terrence McCoy / Washington Post: The enigmatic Hamas leader allegedly behind the Israeli kidnappings that ignited war
Nidal Almughrabi / Reuters: Israel bombs media car in downtown Gaza, kills driver: medics
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon ends all book discounts in France, charges penny for shipping books to sidestep law — Amazon Shelves French Book Discounts — U.S. Online Retailer Bows to French Law Protecting Local Bookstores — PARIS— Amazon.com Inc. ended all book discounts in France on Thursday …
Richard Russo / The Authors Guild:
Authors Guild to Amazon in Hachette standoff: “We're not interested in a short-term windfall”
Authors Guild to Amazon in Hachette standoff: “We're not interested in a short-term windfall”
Jody Rein / @authorplanet: Wise, even-handed letter from @RichardRusso on the Amazon-Hachette Dispute | The Authors Guild http://www.authorsguild.org/ ...
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal: Authors Guild Dismisses Amazon Offer
Judith Rosen / Publishers Weekly: Authors Guild Weighs In on Amazon-Hachette Dispute
The Gernert Company / @thegernertco: “What we care about is a healthy ecosystem where all writers, both trad. & independently published, can thrive” http://www.authorsguild.org/ ...
Dan Meadows / @watershedchron: “Amazon's never clearly and unequivocally stated (as traditional publishers have) that books are different & special” http://www.authorsguild.org/ ...
Alex Shephard / @alex_shephard: This is a very good letter from Richard Russo (who is very good) that's mostly in line with my thinking about Amazon: http://bit.ly/1rc3Vqw
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
What Canada's national public broadcaster could learn from the BBC — The beleaguered CBC could do worse than look to the BBC's now-shelved plans for a publicly funded online archive of the nation's collective cultural memory — The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Sony Threatens to Bypass Licensers in Royalties Battle — A month after the Justice Department said it would review the decades-old regulatory agreements governing the music licensing agencies Ascap and BMI, the world's biggest song publisher has threatened to end its relationship with those groups if the changes it wants are not made.
Discussion: @sterlewine, @legrandnetwork, New York Post, hypebot and The Week
Stephen T Erlewine / @sterlewine: Sony/ATV Publishing threatening to withdraw from ASCAP/BMI unless changes are made to royalty payments http://www.nytimes.com/...
Emmanuel Legrand / @legrandnetwork: Boom! Marty attacks: Sony/ATV would consider “the potential complete withdrawal of all rights from Ascap and BMI”. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Claire Atkinson / New York Post: Sony threatens to leave licensers amid royalties battle
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Sony/ATV Threatens To Exit ASCAP and BMI
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
In Egypt, watching the World Cup means choosing from two politically controversial networks — Egyptian fans must choose Hebrew or Arab channel to watch World Cup final — Ultra-nationalists face difficult choice between ‘enemy’ networks but most people seem only to care about not missing the game
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Chromecast and Roku sold an estimated 3.8M units each in 2013 in US, compared to 2M Apple TVs — Roku and Chromecast go head-to-head in streaming race, Apple TV falling behind — Roku and Chromecast were the two most successful streaming devices sold in the U.S. in 2013 …
Discussion: BGR, Electronista, MacRumors and 9to5Mac
Richard Padilla / MacRumors: Apple Sold 2 Million Apple TVs Last Year in US, Trailing Behind Chromecast and Roku
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
FCC sets clock for Comcast's Time Warner Cable and Charter deals — The Federal Communications Commission has released its schedule for the public and the media industry to weigh in on Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable and its complex deal to trade some cable systems with Charter Communications.
Discussion: Washington Post, Multichannel News, Variety, DSLreports, Deadline.com and Re/code
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post: Netflix has hits, Emmys and subscribers. But can it survive its fight with cable?
Karl Bode / DSLreports: FCC Shot Clock on Comcast Merger Begins
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
World Cup shows Twitter's unique strength: dominance in real-time sports news and commentary — Twitterball — In the old days of Twitter — at least ‘old’ by Silicon Valley 2.0 standards, which is anything over five years — you could count on a couple of things.
Discussion: @sporttechie and @kevindeshazo
Alan D. Mutter / Editor and Publisher:
Newsosaur: Newspapers Can't Merely Dabble at Digital — The New York Times wrote the story in 1853 about how Solomon Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery, but Gawker got most of the page views by publicizing the archived article when “12 Years a Slave” won the Oscar for best picture in 2014.