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5:05 PM ET, July 11, 2014


 Top News: 
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 …
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
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Google launches ‘advisory council’ page on right to be forgotten  —  Search engine formalising procedure to deal with more than 70,000 requests for links to be removed after EU ruling fallout  —  Google launched a dedicated page on Friday to publicise its advisory council on the right …
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
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter Shuts World Cup Goal Account ReplayLastGoal After FIFA Letter  —  Good news for Americans who don't have pay TV and want to watch the World Cup final on Sunday: Germany-Argentina will air on ABC, so you can watch the game on any set connected to an antenna.
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: Forbes, @sporttechie and @kevindeshazo
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:   In Egypt, watching the World Cup means choosing from two politically controversial networks
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Netflix has hits, Emmys and subscribers.  But can it survive its fight with cable?  —  LOS GATOS, Calif. — Reed Hastings, the lanky and goateed chief executive of Netflix, is on a mission: to turn his company into the Internet's first television network.  —  On Thursday, Netflix collected …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Slim says he could exercise NY Times stock warrants  —  (Reuters) - Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim says he could exercise stock warrants in The New York Times Co which expire early next year, a move that would more than double his stake in the media company.
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.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Sports Illustrated editors didn't know of LeBron's decision until ‘this morning’  —  LeBron James' decision to come back to Cleveland is a monumental story for sports journalism.  So how did SI get the scoop?  —  For Chris Stone, the managing editor of Sports Illustrated …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Digg revives as Digg Deeper, revealing the best links your friends are sharing on Twitter  —  Digg today announced Digg Deeper, a new feature that shows you what links your friends are sharing on social networks in real-time.  You can get this list in three different places …
Discussion: Digg Blog, TechCrunch and Engadget
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 …
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) …
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— Inc. ended all book discounts in France on Thursday …
Discussion: France 24, Engadget and The Local
Ted Johnson / Variety:
FCC Moves to Expand Closed Captioning Rules to Web Clips  —  The FCC adopted new rules on Friday to expand the types of online video that broadcasters, cable and satellite channels must caption for the deaf and hearing impaired.  —  The agency already requires that full-length programming …
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