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7:40 PM ET, September 4, 2019

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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed News:
Politico's White House reporter and CNN contributor Eliana Johnson will be the new editor-in-chief of the neoconservative outlet Washington Free Beacon  —  A leading political reporter is leaving Politico to lead the neoconservative flagship Washington Free Beacon, the latest move …
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Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump allies seek $2M+ to investigate reporters and editors; allies include Arthur Schwartz, who has battled reporters as well as pitched stories to them
CNBC:
Google will pay a $136M fine to the FTC and $34M to the New York Attorney General to settle claims that it violated child privacy laws on YouTube  —  will pay $170 million to settle claims it violated child privacy laws SEARCH QUOTES TECH YouTube will pay $170 million to settle claims …
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Peter Kafka / Vox:
Google's FTC settlement, a pittance compared to its profits, shows the US political system and its outdated laws aren't ready to rein in powerful tech companies
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Fire TV, with 37M+ monthly active users globally, announces new hardware and brands using the Fire TV OS as the company competes with Roku and others  —  At the big European tech trade show, IFA 2019, Amazon today announced more than 20 new Fire TV-branded devices …
Jacqueline Howard / CNN:
Facebook rolls out pop-up windows on Facebook and Instagram that appear when people search for vaccine info; notices point to CDC or World Health Organization  —  Facebook to crack down on anti-vaccine misinformation  —  (CNN)A new feature is rolling out on Facebook and Instagram to combat the spread of anti-vaccine misinformation.
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Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Web browser Brave hands evidence to Irish data regulator alleging Google uses hidden webpages to pass personal data of users to advertisers, undercutting GDPR  —  Google is secretly using hidden web pages that feed the personal data of its users to advertisers, undermining its own policies …
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Rebekah Sanders:
Reporter at Gannett's Arizona Republic says an HR representative interrogated her about her unionizing activity and confiscated her work cellphone
Lucy Westcott / Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ survey of female and gender non-conforming journalists in the US and Canada: online harassment cited as biggest risk, 70%+ experienced safety issues/threats  —  Ask any female journalist about harassment or safety while on assignment and they'll likely have a story to tell.
Logan McDonald / BuzzFeed:
Inside BuzzFeed's Tech + News Working Group, a collaboration between reporters and the IT team, leading to better understanding of issues, new tools, and scoops  —  This question — and many, many others like it — arose from an initiative called “The Tech + News Working Group,” …
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
Axios Sports newsletter hits 100K subscribers, up ~10x since Axios acquired Sports Internet in January, claims a 42% open rate, double the industry standard  —  The Axios Sports newsletter recently hit a major milestone: 100,000 subscribers, up nearly tenfold in less than nine months.
Dustin Gouker / Legal Sports Report:
TheScore raises $40M to fund the growth and development of its media and sports betting businesses and fully launches its New Jersey online sportsbook  —  The war chest for sports media company theScore just got a little bigger as it seeks to bolster its online sportsbook product.
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Patrick Hipes / Deadline:
Federal judge has ordered the White House to restore Playboy correspondent Brian Karem's press pass, whose credentials were suspended after an incident in July
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