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5:15 AM ET, December 1, 2014


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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Vox Media raises $46.5M from NY investment firm General Atlantic at a $380M valuation  —  Yet Another Big Funding Round for a Big Web Publisher - This Time for Vox Media  —  Remember when investors didn't want to put money into content?  —  That was a long time ago!
Chris Smith / Digiday:
Inside the BBC's visual journalism unit  —  The lines between digital video and TV are blurring to the point of going away at the BBC.  —  The BBC's two-year-old visual journalism unit services its online and TV output with graphics and data visualizations for its TV and digital news channels.
Sony's New Movies Leak Online Following Hack Attack  —  Brad Pitt's ‘Fury,’ ‘Annie’ among titles being downloaded  —  At least five new movies from Sony Pictures are being devoured on copyright-infringing file-sharing hubs online in the wake of the hack attack that hobbled the studio earlier in the week.
Kelly J O'Brien / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Espionage Act, Eric Holder's legacy on press freedom, is sufficiently vague enough to be dangerous to journalists  —  Eric Holder's lasting damage to press freedom  —  The attorney general's rocky relationship with the media  —  The fact that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder …
Discussion: @cjr
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Netflix, Facebook, Twitter Voice Support for Google in ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Case  —  Netflix, Facebook and Twitter are among the companies siding with Google as it defends itself against an actress' effort to force YouTube to remove the inflammatory “Innocence of Muslims” video that sparked protests in the Muslim world.
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
TiVo Q3 shows increase in subscriber base, now 5.1M, compared with 3.9M a year ago  —  TiVo Revs, Subscribers Record Uptick  —  TiVo's third-quarter financial results witnessed higher revenue, strong gains in its subscriber base — but lower expected net income.
Bruce Brown / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Obama administration continues to strong-arm journalists into revealing sources  —  By now, everyone knows the feds have been handing out record numbers of subpoenas to journalists hoping to scare them into giving up their sources.  The troubles of New York Times reporter James Risen …
Discussion: Latest News & Headlines and @cjr
Hanna Hindstrom / Al Jazeera America:
Slaying of journalist casts doubts on Myanmar's democratic reforms  —  Human rights activists suspect Par Gyi was tortured to death in military custody  —  YANGON, Myanmar — When Par Gyi's body was exhumed from a shallow muddy grave in eastern Myanmar, it was barely recognizable.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Guidelines Published By European Regulators  —  Europe's Article 29 Working Party, the body comprised of data protection representatives from individual Member States of the European Union, has now published guidelines on the implementation of the so-called 'right …
Discussion: Engadget
John Glenday / The Drum:
Bing begins implementation of ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling
Discussion: The Next Web
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
News Sites Top List of Slowest-Loading Web Pages  —  Ads may not appear before users move on  —  Our fragmented attention spans are so fickle that if something doesn't grab us in the first few seconds, we're likely to turn away.  —  Research by Web performance monitoring company Catchpoint Systems suggests …
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Mugdha Variyar / International Business Times:
Chinese Activists Go on Trial for Protesting Media Censorship; Lawyers Claim Human Rights Violation
Alison Griswold / Slate:
Uber takes “disciplinary actions” against New York GM Josh Mohrer, accused of tracking a journalist's location without consent
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
UK High Court orders ISPs to block access to 32 more piracy sites, including Demonoid, Isohunt and more