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10:40 AM ET, October 17, 2014

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John McDermott / Digiday:
BuzzFeed and Fusion cease partnership with Whisper in response to user privacy questions  —  Whisper: The anonymous app that isn't so anonymous after all  —  Whisper's chummy relationship with the publishing world appears to be backfiring.  The Guardian published a story Thursday revealing …
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Guardian responds to Whisper's denials, stands by its claims, urges media and users to keep pressing Whisper  —  Whisper: the facts  —  Executives from the anonymous social media app have dismissed as a ‘pack of lies’ the Guardian's revelation that they track users.  But the evidence is clear
Guardian:
Whisper monitors users working for media companies and is developing a version of its app to conform to Chinese censorship rules
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Whisper's Neetzan Zimmerman responds to Guardian report: “We do not track or follow our users”
Donald R. Winslow / NPPA:
Syracuse disinvites WashPost Pulitzer photographer due to Ebola fears  —  UPDATED at 9:12 p.m. CST with response from Syracuse University  —  Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Michel du Cille of The Washington Post, who returned from covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia 21 days ago …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
TV's Move to the Web Can Strengthen Its Cable Business  —  It's a pivotal time for TV: One by one, big networks are stepping out of the cable bundle and giving viewers a chance to watch their stuff on the Web.  But those networks also assume they're going to make most of their money from the cable bundle, for many years to come.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Gigaom
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
IWantMedia site will go dark Monday  —  Fourteen-year-old IWantMedia.com will go dark on Monday.  —  Patrick Phillips, the founder of the IWantMedia site, who sold it to Guggenheim/Prometheus Partners for a mid-six-figure deal four years ago, is exiting after clashing with the current management team.
Gideon Spanier / London Evening Standard:
Vice to launch local editions in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico  —  Vice News to expand in London and overseas  —  Vice News, the hip online video-news organisation that has reported from global trouble spots such as Syria and Ukraine, today said it will launch …
Discussion: Guardian
Ben Riley-Smith / Telegraph:
We will continue to use Ripa powers against journalists, says Met's assistant commissioner  —  Mark Rowley defends controversial use of powers against reporters if criminality is suspected, saying ‘nobody should be above the law’  —  One of the Metropolitan Police's most senior policemen …
Dave Lee / BBC:
BBC to publish ‘right to be forgotten’ removals list  —  The meeting was hosted by Google chairman Eric Schmidt  —  The BBC is to publish a continually-updated list of articles removed from Google searches under the controversial “right to be forgotten” rule.
Discussion: The Next Web
Claire Duffin / Telegraph:
Authors' concerns after court rules writer can't publish sex abuse memoir  —  Leading authors including Sir Tom Stoppard, William Boyd and John Carey have criticised court judgment as posing a ‘significant threat to freedom of expression’  —  Leading authors have expressed their “grave concern” …
Discussion: Associated Press and @stephenfry
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Hurriyet Daily News:
Turkish journalist briefly detained for tweets in first ‘reasonable doubt’ raid: Lawyer … A journalist was briefly detained in southern Turkey over his tweets criticizing the government, in the first police raid that a court has warranted using the controversial new “reasonable doubt” regulation, his lawyer claimed on Oct. 17.
Discussion: Today's Zaman …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Breaking up the pledge drive: Boston's WBUR wants to build a new model for public media funding  —  embership is having a moment in the world of media.  Companies like The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times among others are attempting to develop new sources of revenue …
Discussion: @indira_l and @justinnxt
Richard Byrne Reilly / VentureBeat:
Neil Young officially unveils new high-tech music player and streaming service  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Rocker Neil Young officially unveiled a new music download service and a high-tech music player today at Saleforce's Dreamforce conference.  —  To the obvious delight of his host …
Discussion: Music Week
 
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Michael Rondon / Folio:
A Look at NatGeo's Multiyear Deep-Dive Into Food
Alvin Lim / INMA:
Dissolving titles that separate digital employees in media companies
Discussion: @dkiesow
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Pageviews aren't perfect, but ad buyers see flaws in attention measures
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Publishers want out of Apple's Newsstand jail
John Glenday / The Drum:
Google faces tax on links to Spanish papers, threatens to drop them from Google News
Discussion: thetimes.co.uk
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitpic Couldn't Find An Acquirer, Will Shut Down After All On Oct 25th
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
CNN's Head of Digital Is Out Amid Widespread Cuts at Turner
Discussion: TVNewser and The Wrap, Thanks:@toddwasserman
 Earlier Picks: 
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
AT&T/DirecTV to FCC: Critics Are Off Base; OK Deal ‘Swiftly’
Alexis Giles / SoundCloud:
Twitter partners with Soundcloud to launch Audio Card, a new way to share audio in timeline
The Center for Investigative Reporting:
WikiWash shines light on Wikipedia edits in meaningful way
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How the American Society of News Editors retooled to focus more on digital tools and editors
Discussion: The New York Observer