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8:00 PM ET, September 18, 2015


 Top News: 
Marco Arment /
Marco Arment pulls ad-blocking app Peace, the top paid app for 36 hours, citing the unfairness of indiscriminate ad blocking  —  Just doesn't feel good  —  I've pulled Peace from the App Store.  I'm sorry to all of my fans and customers who bought this on my name, expecting it to be supported for longer than two days.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
A Day After iOS 9's Launch, Ad Blockers Top The App Store  —  One of the better features in this week's newly released version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 9, is the ability for users to block ads on mobile websites, along with other content that can slow down browsing and eat away at mobile data plans.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Sources: Google to announce Chromecast Audio device to plug in to speakers September 29  —  Exclusive: Chromecast Audio, codenamed ‘Hendrix,’ is a separate device & made to WiFi-enable your speakers  —  We told you earlier today about the 2nd generation Chromecast, scheduled to be launched later this month.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Leaked documents show second-gen Chromecast has new backdrop feeds, improved Wi-Fi, “Fast Play”, to be announced September 29  —  Exclusive: This is the 2nd gen. Chromecast w/ backdrop feeds, better WiFi, ‘Fast Play,’ more  —  According to internal documents that 9to5Google has obtained …
Leslie T. Chang / The New York Review of Books:
Egypt's media moves from open dissent to support for repressive government policies, reflecting public attitudes  —  Egypt's Media: Endorsing Repression  —  On January 24, 2015, an Egyptian political activist named Shaimaa al-Sabbagh was shot dead during a small protest march near Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Discussion: @kristenmctighe
Ceylan Yeginsu / New York Times:
Opposition media in Turkey is being silenced through protests, deportations, arrests, and raids  —  Opposition Journalists Under Assault in Turkey  —  ISTANBUL — Hours after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out against a prominent newspaper here, an angry mob of his supporters descended …
TodaysZaman:   Turkish journalist Cüneyt Özdemir investigated for disseminating terrorism propaganda in interview with detained Gezi Park protestor
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Q&A with Private Eye editor Ian Hislop on investing in journalism, print, and the BBC  —  Ian Hislop declined to sign pro-BBC ‘luvvies’ letter' because he would have looked an ‘overpaid wanker’  —  Ian Hislop has just returned from a two-week holiday to find - as is customary at Private Eye …
Discussion: Financial Times and Guardian
Committee to Protect Journalists:
In Azerbaijan, Meydan TV reporters harassed, jailed  —  New York, September 18, 2015—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the harassment of independent news outlet Meydan TV by Azerbaijani authorities.  This week Shirin Abbasov, a reporter for the outlet, was imprisoned …
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