Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Senate votes 50-48 to repeal Obama-era regulations requiring that ISPs ask before sharing customer data — The Senate voted Thursday to make it easier for internet service providers to share sensitive information about their customers, a first step in overturning landmark privacy rules …
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John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Senate's FCC Privacy Rule Smackdown Draws a Crowd
Corinne Grinapol / Adweek: The Senate Voted to Strike Down an Internet Privacy Rule
Kate Tummarello / Electronic Frontier Foundation: Senate Puts ISP Profits Over Your Privacy
Zeynep Tufekci / @zeynep: Basically, people, from now on, your *full* browsing history will be sold to whomever. Use a (non-free) VPN if you don't already do so. https://twitter.com/...
Mark Wilson / BetaNews: Privacy warning: US ISPs could sell and share your browsing history without consent
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company: Senate votes to allow Verizon, Comcast, et al., to collect your personal information without permission
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Senate Nixes FCC Broadband Privacy Rules
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Senate votes to allow ISPs to collect and sell personal data without permission
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: US Senate votes to let internet providers share your web browsing history without permission
David Carroll / @profcarroll: Big Cable + Adtech killed #BroadbandPrivacy bc Summer '16 Google + Facebook quietly linked our lifetime browsing histories to our accounts.pic.twitter.com/pJ6x1kv3oE
Mindy McAdams / @macloo: In other not-serving-the-American-people news from the Congress: http://www.nytimes.com/...
Kevin Parrish / Digital Trends: U.S. Senate votes to allow internet service providers to sell your private data
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: US Senate Votes to Kill Broadband Privacy Rules
Ted Johnson / Variety: Senate Scuttles FCC Privacy Restrictions on Internet Providers' Use of Subscriber Data
Brian Feldman / New York Magazine: Thanks to Republicans, Your ISP Can Now Sell Your Information Without Your Permission
Jonathan Nicholson / @jnicholsonindc: That this will be buried under 4 or 5 other things shows how much news is happening today. http://twitter.com/...
IRL Moana Chicken / @noahmccormack: Your porn and medical searches are basically public now. http://twitter.com/...
Sarah Pinsker / @sarahpinsker: Two GOP senators didn't vote. If they'd voted with Democrats this repeal wouldn't have passed. http://twitter.com/...
Alina Selyukh / NPR: U.S. Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules
James Hercher / AdExchanger: Senate Kills Off FCC Privacy Regulations
Christopher Heine / Adweek: Marketing Groups Applaud Senate Vote That Lets ISPs Sell Consumer Data Without Consent
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet: Senate votes to repeal broadband privacy rules
James Gleick / @jamesgleick: As @zeynep and @JamesFallows point out, one can/should use VPNs to protect privacy. Add U.S. to the list of regimes making that necessary.
Albert Wenger / @albertwenger: For me, this is about market power, not privacy: if there were a competitive broadband ISP market people could choose.
Andrew Tarantola / Engadget: Senate agrees to let carriers use your data however they want
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: The FCC is talking about everything but the imminent repeal of its internet privacy rules
@npr: If the resolution to undo sweeping privacy rules becomes law, it'll prevent the FCC from setting similar rules again http://n.pr/2nsQKaV
Tanzina Vega / @tanzinavega: Ads are about to get much creepier. Senate votes to undo Internet privacy rules http://cnnmon.ie/2nNeXtE via @CNNMoney
Seth Fiegerman / CNNMoney: Senate votes to undo Internet privacy rules
Josh Stearns / @jcstearns: “This is the first action of Congress on tech policy [and] it's to take away your privacy rights with Internet service providers.” https://twitter.com/...
Zeynep Tufekci / @zeynep: Yes; it is not law yet. (Also, the content of your https connection not visible to ISP but the site is). https://twitter.com/...
Zeynep Tufekci / @zeynep: To be clear; there are many shady VPNs—especially the “free” ones—but if this becomes law, house wifi should be treated like hotel wifi.
Brian Fung / @b_fung: Here's the final Senate vote tally for the privacy rules repeal https://www.senate.gov/... pic.twitter.com/nNlKnaVa1s
Alex Howard / @digiphile: In this context, “Internet freedom” (Cf. http://t.co/...) means “freedom for a telecom company to sell a consumer's online history” http://twitter.com/...
Tony Romm / @tonyromm: Senate just voted to kill FCC privacy rules, 50-48. Happened while Chairman Pai is doing his post-FCC meeting presser.
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: Here's the problem with this: there's essentially no competition in home broadband. You can't shop around to escape http://www.theverge.com/...
Grant Gross / PCWorld: Senate votes to kill FCC's broadband privacy rules
Jeva Lange / The Week: The Senate just voted to repeal privacy laws protecting your internet browsing history
Klint Finley / Wired: The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole
John Eggerton / Multichannel News: Senate Debate Begins on Rolling Back FCC Privacy Regs
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter confirms it is considering a paid TweetDeck subscription service with new features including analytics and breaking news alerts for brands and news orgs — New analytics inside TweetDeck — Twitter is considering offering a paid subscription to power users, including brands and news organizations, The Verge has confirmed.
Michael Grothaus / Fast Company: Twitter wants to start charging you for a slightly better Tweetdeck experience
Matt Burgess / WIRED UK: Twitter is considering charging power users $20 a month for premium subscriptions
Martin Bryant / @martinsfp: With Medium's subscription fee and Twitter maybe doing this, social platforms are finally doing that long-rejected ‘letting users pay’ thing http://twitter.com/...
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land: Twitter explores paid subscription version of Tweetdeck as ad biz struggles
@chillmage: every time Twitter does anything I can't help but think “this would have been cool 5 years ago from a 3rd party dev” http://twitter.com/...
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web: Twitter is considering charging you for premium features
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: Twitter's TweetDeck Will Soon Get Paid Subscription Tier for Power Users
Mariella Moon / Engadget: Twitter considers offering a Tweetdeck subscription service
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: Twitter remembers it owns Tweetdeck
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: Twitter gauging interest in potential subscription tier w/ deeper analytic information, more
Trevor Mogg / Digital Trends: Pay for Twitter? A subscription service for power users could be in the cards
Dieter Bohn / @backlon: Twitter to admit Tweetdeck exists, is actively used by people who depend on it. http://www.theverge.com/...
Prof One Direction / @profjeffjarviss: I just signed up for the Twitter Platinum Package: you select 50 Influencers to follow you, with no option to unfollow https://twitter.com/...
P F / @drpizza: the problem is that tweetdeck continues to be yucky to use so using it as the basis for anything good seems dubious
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: a bitter feud has emerged between Patrick Soon-Shiong and Michael Ferro as they compete for larger stakes in Tronc — Ousted director Patrick Soon-Shiong adds to stake in Los Angeles Times publisher, setting up for showdown with its biggest shareholder and chairman Michael Ferro
Discussion: Adweek, @robertfeder, @peternickeas, @joewalkerwsj, @matthewherper, @scotthensley, @joepompeo, @lesliepicker, @asharma and @srabil
Richard Horgan / Adweek: Tronc's Faltering Age of the Machines
Robert Feder / @robertfeder: “Mr. Ferro was ‘throwing F-bombs everywhere,’ leading Dr. Soon-Shiong to wonder what he had gotten himself into.” http://www.wsj.com/...
Peter Nickeas / @peternickeas: “Tronc purchased nearly $250k worth of Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears tickets from Mr. Ferro's firm.” What? http://www.wsj.com/...
Joseph Walker / @joewalkerwsj: Soon-Shiong kinda looks like a newspaper hero here. In day job at NantHealth, he's faced critical reporting by @stat https://www.wsj.com/... pic.twitter.com/nd57P9uCWV
Matthew Herper / @matthewherper: I still can't get over this @WSJ of Patrick Soon-Shiong as a soft-spoken, unassuming billionaire. https://www.wsj.com/...
Scott Hensley / @scotthensley: Fascinating. Never thought of Soon-Shiong as anything but a strident advocate for his POV. HT @joewalkerWSJ https://www.wsj.com/... #troncpic.twitter.com/EtHpscSf2I
Joe Pompeo / @joepompeo: Which side do you believe, Soon-Shiong's or Ferro's? http://on.wsj.com/2muhh8F
Leslie Picker / @lesliepicker: The doc versus tronc - the newspaper company's two largest shareholders square off https://www.wsj.com/...
Amol Sharma / @asharma: The two top honchos in LA Times-owner Tronc face off in bitter feud - F Bombs, “puppet board” claim and more https://www.wsj.com/...
Sarah Rabil / @srabil: The dr vs Ferro: Shareholders w/ almost 50% feud over F-bombs, board ouster, private jet, share purchases https://www.wsj.com/... @lalpert1
Daina Beth Solomon / Los Angeles Business …:
Filing: Oaktree sells Tronc holdings back to company in $56M deal, days after Patrick Soon-Shiong increased holdings to become second-largest shareholder
Filing: Oaktree sells Tronc holdings back to company in $56M deal, days after Patrick Soon-Shiong increased holdings to become second-largest shareholder
Discussion: MarketWatch and Reuters
Jeff Gammage / Philly.com:
Philadelphia Media Network guild members vote down contract that would have ended seniority protections in the event of a layoff — Journalists and other union members at the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com have decisively rejected a contract offer that would have provided solid …
Discussion: @poynter, @thegoalkeeper and @davisshaver
@poynter: #ICYMI Inquirer employees reject contract that would have ended seniority http://buff.ly/2nafJ0J
Jonathan Tannenwald / @thegoalkeeper: Your friendly neighborhood unionized journalist is out at lunch, and will write up the USWNT roster when he returns. http://www.philly.com/...
James Cook / Business Insider:
Filing: SoundCloud raises $70M in debt funding to build a “financially sustainable platform”, following a $100M raise in June 2016 — Music streaming service SoundCloud has raised $70 million (£56 million) in debt funding, according to documents filed with Companies House in the UK.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Recode, Forbes, Variety, hypebot, RAIN News and Tech.eu, more at Techmeme »
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Soundcloud confirms new $70M credit line after failing to close $100M round
Peter Kafka / Recode: SoundCloud gets a $70 million lifeline
Hugh McIntyre / Forbes: SoundCloud Has Raised Another $70 Million In Funding
Janko Roettgers / Variety: SoundCloud Has Raised $70 Million in Debt Funding
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: SoundCloud Gets A Lifeline: $70 Million In Debt Financing
Anna Washenko / RAIN News: SoundCloud secures $70 million credit line
Shaheen Samavati / Tech.eu: Berlin-based SoundCloud raises $70 million in debt financing
Disney extends Bob Iger's contract as CEO until July 2019 amid concerns that there is no immediate successor within the company's executive ranks — The exec has now re-upped his contract until July 2, 2019 amid concerns among industry observers that there is no heir apparent within the company's executive ranks.
Discussion: New York Times, @thr, @thrmattbelloni, Fast Company, TVWeek.com, Investor's Business Daily, Seeking Alpha, Financial Times and Bloomberg
Brooks Barnes / New York Times: Robert Iger, Disney's C.E.O., Agrees to One-Year Extension
@thr: Bob Iger says he wants to leave his Disney post “in a good position for my successor, whoever that is” http://thr.cm/...
Matthew Belloni / @thrmattbelloni: Just in time to run for president in 2020??.... http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ ...
Christopher Zara / Fast Company: Bob Iger agrees to stick around. Disney magic ensues.
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: Disney CEO Signs Extension
Elaine Low / Investor's Business Daily: Disney Stock Back In Buy Zone As CEO Bob Iger To Stay On Longer
Jason Aycock / Seeking Alpha: Disney CEO Iger extends contract until July 2019
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg: Disney's CEO Agrees to Contract Extension Running Until 2019
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream NFL's Thursday night football games next season — These streams are the highest-profile sports rights currently on the market. — The NFL is selling the rights to stream its “Thursday Night Football” games next season …
Discussion: @vij and @edmundlee
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Conservative media's newfound prominence in the age of Trump means it is now subject to increased scrutiny and higher standards of accuracy — These should be high times for conservative news outlets, what with like-minded officials and operatives in control of virtually every important office in Washington.
Paul Farhi / @farhip: From Milo to @tomilahren to Andrew Napolitano, things just got real for the conservative news media. http://wapo.st/...
Paola Nalvarte / Journalism in the Americas:
Miroslava Breach Velducea, 54, shot and killed leaving her home in Chihuahua, becoming the third Mexican journalist killed this month — Journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea, 54, was killed on the morning of March 23 after receiving at least four shots to the head.
Discussion: @longdrivesouth and @borderreporter
Daniel Hernandez / @longdrivesouth: Miroslava Breach, Chihuahua correspondent for La Jornada, shot dead outside her home this morning. #women #journalists #Mexico #murder https://twitter.com/...
Caroline Scott / Journalism.co.uk:
How Norwegian weekly newspaper Kommunal Rapport uses data journalism to build its digital presence — Since 2010, the title has increased its turnover by 40 per cent as a result of transforming into a digital-first news outlet — A Norwegian news organisation has transformed its output …
The Hollywood Reporter retracts post saying Trump organization sent cease-and-desist letter to teen behind cat website — “The letter did not come from us,” says a top attorney for the president's company as significant doubts are raised about the authenticity of the communication.
Discussion: Hit & Run, Snopes.com, Gizmodo and Above the Law
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo: It Sure Looks Like That Viral ‘Trump Cat’ Site Is a Massive Troll
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Judge approves class action settlement that will see The Hollywood Reporter pay out $900K for misclassifying freelancers — Over three years after The Hollywood Reporter was accused of playing fast and loose with how it classified contributors to get out of paying benefits and more …
Discussion: Talking Biz News