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4:50 PM ET, August 21, 2015


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Daniel Ek / Spotify Blog:
Spotify apologizes for confusion over privacy policy, clarifies that no information will be collected without explicit permission  —  SORRY.  —  We are in the middle of rolling out new terms and conditions and privacy policy and they've caused a lot of confusion about what kind of information we access and what we do with it.
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
New Spotify privacy policy says it can collect data on location, sensors, and photos from your phone  —  Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?!  Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You  —  Spotify has updated its privacy policy, and users should be careful about what they agree to.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
College media community mourns Dan Reimold, who died at 34 and who bridged gap between collegiate media and academics at his blog College Media Matters  —  R.I.P Dan Reimold, a top scholar of how college media is evolving  —  Dan Reimold, a journalism professor whose site College Media Matters website …
Wall Street Journal:
Authors United asks US Department of Justice to investigate Amazon's “unprecedented power” in book market  —  Authors Group Seeks DOJ Probe of Amazon  —  Authors United says online retailer has ‘unprecedented power’ in book market  —  A group of prominent authors says Inc. has …
Kevin Dugan / New York Post:
Bloomberg editor Chris Wellisz out after breaking Federal Reserve data embargo by 24 minutes  —  Top Bloomberg editor exits after Federal Reserve data flub  —  Mike Bloomberg, the founder and CEO of Bloomberg LP.  —  Chris Wellisz, a top Bloomberg editor who inadvertently broke an embargo …
Miranda Ward / mUmBRELLA:
Fairfax confirms 25 jobs to go from community papers while The Land loses 16 positions  —  Fairfax Media has confirmed about 25 full-time equivalent positions across its suburban papers in Sydney and 16 positions at The Land will be made redundant as the publishing company moves ahead with a proposed restructure.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
African-American and Hispanic millennials are more likely to use Instagram and YouTube for news  —  Millennials of all races and ethnicities are about as likely to use Facebook as a source for news, but African Americans and Hispanics between the ages of 18 and 34 are more likely …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Netflix stock slumps over 7% amid broad downturn; big media stocks like Disney, Viacom, and TWC fare better  —  Netflix, Facebook, Apple Shares Take Hit Amid More Market Volatility  —  Shares of Netflix, Facebook and Apple took a hit while major showbiz congloms fared slightly better in trading Friday …
Maira Sutton / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Hollywood and big media could derail tech industry's effort to improve TPP copyright and fair use rules  —  Will Hollywood's Whining Thwart Better TPP Copyright Rules?  —  As far as secret, corporate-driven trade agreements go, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a particularly terrible deal for users …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC radio stations failing northern listeners, report says  —  Trust report says Radio 4 and 5 have become even more skewed to audiences in the south-east of England despite departments moving to Salford  —  BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live are failing to appeal to northern listeners, according to a report published by the BBC Trust.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico confirms Mike Elk has left the company, says his departure is unrelated to his efforts to unionize the newsroom  —  Politico Denies Unionizing Effort Was Behind Reporter's Departure  —  The company says remaining staff members are free to organize.
Guy Patrick Cunningham / Los Angeles Review of Books:
Even with persistent commercial pressures, journalists have a responsibility to push for a higher quality of work and not to settle down  —  Don't Settle: The Journalist in the Shadow of the Commercial Web  —  JOURNALISM serves two important roles: it keeps us informed about political …
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