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2:00 AM ET, October 10, 2015


 Top News: 
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Is Planning Company-Wide Layoffs for Next Week  —  Kimberly White / Getty Images Entertainment  —  Jack Dorsey was named permanent CEO of Twitter on Monday, and a big reason he got the job was that as a co-founder, Dorsey isn't afraid to make the tough, necessary decisions.
Peter Sterne / Politico:
As Gawker traffic stalls, writers told to work faster  —  “Traffic is flat,” Gawker Media's acting executive editor John Cook wrote in a memo to staff on Wednesday.  “In prior iterations of this organization, that fact would have served as evidence of an abject editorial failure.”
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones discloses customer data breach, says financial data of 3,500 people compromised  —  Dow Jones Discloses Customer Data Breach  —  Wall Street Journal owner says financial data from 3,500 individuals may have been accessed  —  Dow Jones & Co. disclosed that hackers …
Oliver Wright / The Independent:
FoI: Commission reviewing what public has right to know bans journalists from fully reporting its first briefing  —  The Kafkaesque briefing comes from a body which the Government claims is impartial and cross party  —  A controversial commission set up to review what the public has a right …
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Bans Employees from Paid Fantasy-Sports Sites  —  Fantasy-site purveyors have faced scrutiny over how much internal data employees can access  —  Yahoo Inc. is banning employees from playing in paid fantasy-sports contests, following similar moves by the two biggest daily fantasy-sports sites in the U.S.
Discussion: Fortune and Forbes
Yuras Karmanau / Associated Press:
Journalists working in Belarus for Poland's Belsat TV and other independent news orgs face pressure as government tightens control ahead of Sunday's election  —  Belarus independent journalists targeted ahead of election  —  MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A secret apartment in an old Minsk building …
Discussion: Guardian and Index on Censorship
Barton Gellman / The Century Foundation:
Purdue University deletes video of keynote speech about national security journalism because it included classified documents related to Snowden leaks  —  Scholarship, Security, and ‘Spillage’ on Campus  —  This is an adventure in classified speech at an academic conference.
Mother Jones:
How Mother Jones won a defamation lawsuit filed by GOP super PAC donor Frank VanderSloot and his company, Melaleuca Inc.  —  We Were Sued By A Billionaire Political Donor.  We Won.  Here's What Happened.  —  Today we are happy to announce a monumental legal victory for Mother Jones …
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Inside the Matthew Keys case and why the government charged him under hacking laws  —  Why the Government Went After Matthew Keys  —  On October 4, 2012, two FBI agents visited the home of Matthew Keys, aged 25, in Secaucus, New Jersey.  At the time, he was the deputy social media editor for Reuters.
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Gabriel Arana / The Huffington Post:
The New York Times Looks Abroad To Meet Ambitious Expansion Plans
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix raises price of most popular plan to $10 a month in US, Canada, and Latin America for new customers, existing customers see no increase for 12 months
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What Gannett gets by getting bigger and why newspaper consolidation will continue
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter announces new offering for automatically matching 6-second ads to publishers' videos; Twitter takes 30% of revenue, with publisher retaining 70%
Sam Stecklow / The Awl:
How Aggrego's Sun Times Network, which tried to cover 70 cities through aggregation, led to the slow decline of the Chicago Sun Times' reputation

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Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Users reported a massive Microsoft outage that impacted Bing, Copilot on the web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, ChatGPT's internet search, DuckDuckGo, and more

The Block:
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Jyoti Mann / Business Insider:
Screenshots of Google's AI Overview giving bizarre answers go viral, including telling users to add “1/8 cup of non-toxic glue” to make cheese stick on a pizza

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