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7:45 PM ET, December 19, 2018

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New York Times:
Documents show Facebook gave ~150 companies, including NYT, Yahoo, and other media access to more user data than disclosed; FB says it didn't violate FTC decree  —  Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people's data than it has disclosed.
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Konstantinos Papamiltiadis / Facebook:
Facebook says it shared data with integration partners only when users signed in with their Facebook accounts, to access features on other platforms, devices  —  Today, we're facing questions about whether Facebook gave large tech companies access to people's information and, if so, why we did this.
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
District court judge rules in BuzzFeed's favor in lawsuit from tech exec Aleksej Gubarev after publication of Steele dossier, citing the fair report privilege  —  The outlet can't evade a defamation claim from Aleksej Gubarev by arguing he must show actual malice.
Eliza Dushku / The Boston Globe:
Eliza Dushku says Michael Weatherly bragged about ties with Les Moonves and says her manager was told Dushku would be “out of the business” if she sued CBS  —  The narrative propagated by CBS, actor Michael Weatherly, and writer-producer Glenn Gordon Caron is deceptive …
Zach Baron / GQ:
A look at how The Fresno Bee newspaper and its reporters are coping as Rep. Devin Nunes wages a public campaign against them  —  Local newspapers like The Fresno Bee have long been an endangered institution in America, and that was before California Rep. Devin Nunes began waging a public campaign against his hometown paper.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
The number of journalists murdered in retaliation for their reporting nearly doubled YoY in 2018 to 34  —  Journalists from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan to the U.S. were targeted for murder in 2018 in reprisal for their work, bringing the total of journalists killed on duty to its highest in three years.
Matthew Iles / Civil:
Following its failed token sale, Civil founder Matthew Iles says it will launch in February 2019 with a suite of tools for its network of newsrooms  —  Lessons learned, and turning the page  —  Civil sits at the intersection of two major trends: 1) decentralized economies powered by blockchain …
Maureen Farrell / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Pinterest is planning an IPO that could come as soon as April 2019, expecting a $12B+ valuation, and is on track for $700M+ revenue in 2018, up 50% YoY  —  Social-media company could choose bankers for the offering as early as January  —  Pinterest Inc. is actively preparing …
Maria Bustillos / Popula:
Popula becomes the first site using Civil to archive a full story's text with Ethereum, keeping the text safe from corporate reshufflings that can kill archives  —  To our knowledge, this is the very first story ever archived by a U.S. publication straight onto the Ethereum blockchain.
The Wrap:
At least 18 advertisers have now pulled their ads from Tucker Carlson's Fox News show over his comments on immigrants  —  As of Tuesday Takeda, TD Ameritrade, ScotteVest, United Explorer, Just for Men, Voya, Zenni Optical, IHOP, Jaguar, Pacific Life, Indeed, Bowflex, SmileDirectClub …
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: former Walt Disney COO Tom Staggs is the likeliest of ~10 candidates to replace Les Moonves as CBS chief executive
Jason Lynch / Adweek:
Nielsen's new CEO David Kenny addresses critics' claims that the company is not moving fast enough and talks about its future in his first interview
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Aisha Hassan / Quartz:
How MindGeek, a company that dominates online porn with sites like Pornhub Network and Brazzers, uses big data to track what users watch and produce its videos
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Crunchyroll co-founder and general manager Kun Gao moves to advisory role, and Joanne Waage steps in to lead the service, now wholly owned by AT&T's Otter Media
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Blippar, a London-based AR company that launched in 2011 aiming to serve advertisers, announces it is entering administration, months after raising $37M
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Ousted NPR exec Michael Oreskes and ex-Fox News editor John Moody to help launch a news site; CEO says he is not worried about past allegations against them