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11:25 PM ET, July 4, 2011

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Guardian:
Missing Milly Dowler's voicemail was hacked by News of the World  —  • Deleted voicemails gave family false hope  —  • Hacking interfered with police hunt  —  • Family lawyer: actions ‘heinous and despicable’  —  The News of the World illegally targeted …
Adam Peck / THiNK Magazine:
UPDATED: Think Talks with the Group That Hacked A Fox News Twitter Account  —  UPDATE: Perhaps deciding on a different strategy, The Script Kiddies have scrubbed all past mentions of their hack of the Fox News Politics Twitter account and replaced them with alarming and, most importantly, fake accounts of President Obama's death.
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New York Times:
Hackers Commandeer a Fox News Twitter Account  —  A series of alarming Twitter posts about President Obama appeared on Fox News' Twitter account for political news early Monday morning, and the Web site for the cable television network said it was a victim of hacking.
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Amazon The Consolidator Gobbles Up The Book Depository  —  Amazon looks like it might be trying to beef up its long tail cred with some direct in-house expertise, rather than simply relying on its third-party reseller network.  The books giant today announced that it has bought UK independent online bookseller The Book Depository.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
From “The Fall of the House of Forbes”  —  Talking Biz News has acquired an advanced uncorrected proofs copy of “The Fall of the House of Forbes” by Stewart Pinkerton, the magazine's former managing editor, due out in September.  —  Here is an excerpt from the book as Pinkerton describes the scene at the magazine in 2002:
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Big Media Brace for Clouds As They Meet in Sun Valley  —  As media moguls gather in Sun Valley, Idaho, this week, they expect to spend less time ogling hot, young tech businesses and more time discussing how they can preserve their own.  —  Investment bank Allen & Co.'s annual media …
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Can we go beyond ‘Share on Facebook’?  —  ProPublica have created a rather wonderful news app around education data.  As Nieman reports: … This is exactly what data journalism is great at.  —  What's more, the Nieman article talks breathlessly about ProPublica aiming to make data “more social”.
Sydney Ember / Media Decoder:
Readers Rally Around Washington City Paper  —  When Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins, filed a defamation lawsuit against the Washington City Paper in February, readers rushed to show their support — and the newspaper gave them an outlet.  The City Paper set up a fund …
Discussion: Deadspin and Guardian
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The New Faces of Digital Readers  —  First of all, note the evolving language: the term Online Readers is now passé as it morphed into Digital Readers.  The shift reflects two trends: a broader range of device types and, in news consumption, the spectacular rise of mobility.
Ben Dowell / Guardian:
BBC acts to stop Twitter leaks by talent  —  Corporation executives consider adding clause to contracts in an attempt to prevent sensitive information from becoming public  —  A group of senior BBC executives are campaigning to introduce a BBC-wide ban on actors, writers and other talent involved …
Discussion: Pocket-lint and Adweek
Jason Horowitz / Washington Post:
Following Strauss-Kahn story, wherever it leads  —  View Photo Gallery —  A housekeeper at a Manhattan hotel accused the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund of attacking her.  In a July 1 court hearing, the sexual-assault case appeared to shift in his favor.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
AARP Begins an Internet Radio Service, Mixing Familiar Hits With New Artists  —  With constantly changing technology, and blogs that cover the latest indie bands minute-by-minute, online music is usually considered a young person's game.  But now the AARP, one of the biggest symbols of life …
 
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