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11:50 AM ET, January 20, 2012

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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Why the feds smashed Megaupload  —  The US government dropped a nuclear bomb on “cyberlocker” site Megaupload today, seizing its domain names, grabbing $50 million in assets, and getting New Zealand police to arrest four of the site's key employees, including enigmatic founder Kim Dotcom.
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Molly Wood / CNET:
Anonymous goes nuclear; everybody loses?  —  #OpMegaUpload: like watching “War Games” play out, but with cyber-bombs.  —  In the aftermath of the Jan. 18 SOPA/PIPA blackout protests, the Internet community had amassed quite a bit of goodwill, flexed its muscles in a friendly, humorous …
Ben Sisario / The New York Times:
7 Charged as F.B.I. Closes a Top File-Sharing Site
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Daily Mail publisher loses challenge to Leveson inquiry anonymity ruling  —  High court declines to grant Associated Newspapers review of decision to allow anonymous submissions from journalists  —  The Daily Mail publisher, Associated Newspapers, has lost its high court challenge …
Discussion: Press Gazette and Associated Press
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Telegraph:
News International faces FBI phone hacking probe  —  Rupert Murdoch's is facing an FBI investigation into phone hacking in America after News International admitted intercepting voicemails of Jude Law, the actor, while it is thought he was in the United States.  —  Jude Law
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
News Corp. ‘Startling’ E-Mails Trigger New U.K. Computer Search
Discussion: Deadline.com
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Facebook in talks to replace YouTube as Vevo's host  —  Facebook has held talks with Vevo about moving the music-video service away from YouTube and over to the social network's platform, sources with knowledge of the talks told CNET.  —  While the sources said the discussions are very preliminary …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
BuzzFeed Makes Another Splashy Hire, This One From Rolling Stone  —  BuzzFeed, the social Web site that made a splash last month by hiring the blogger Ben Smith away from Politico, will signal its expansion plans on Friday by announcing that it has hired Doree Shafrir of Rolling Stone to oversee culture coverage.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Dan Wineman / venomous porridge:
The Unprecedented Audacity of the iBooks Author EULA  —  Apple just released iBooks Author, a free Mac app for creating digital books for the new version of iBooks.  I haven't played with it much, but so far it looks like a very good tool.  However, a curious thing happens when you go to export your work in iBooks format:
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Iran's Press TV loses UK licence  —  Ofcom revokes English-language channel's licence for breaching the Communications Act  —  Press TV, the Iranian state broadcaster's English-language outlet, has been forced off the air in the UK after Ofcom revoked its licence for breaching the Communications Act.
Discussion: Press Gazette and Reuters
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Leaders In House And Senate Postpone Piracy Laws  —  The push for controversial legislation known as SOPA and PIPA appears to have unraveled completely after leaders in both the House and Senate put the bills on ice.  —  In a press release this morning, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tx) …
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Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood Moguls Stopping Obama Donations Because Of President's Piracy Stand: “Not Give A Dime Anymore”
Politico:
CNN's John King puts himself on firing line  —  CHARLESTON, S.C. — Newt Gingrich's heated exchange with moderator John King at Thursday's CNN debate may help determine the fate of Gingrich's campaign for president and could also be a defining moment for King, whose image as a serious reporter …
Ananyo Bhattacharya / Guardian:
Nine ways scientists demonstrate they don't understand journalism  —  If reporters wrote stories the way some scientists seem to want, few people would read science coverage  —  Have you heard of Futurity?  How about The Conversation?  In different ways, these sites and others are bypassing …
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Online Ad Spend Projected To Soar To Nearly $40B  —  In a watershed moment for the Web, researchers expect domestic online advertising to finally surpass print adverting in 2012.  According to eMarketer, U.S. online ad spending will grow an additional 23.3% to $39.5 billion this year.
John Koblin / WWD:
Condé Nast CEO Plans Meeting for Editors  —  NEW BFFS: Ever so slowly, the editors at Condé Nast are getting to know their company's chief executive officer more and more.  Early next month, for the first time, Condé Nast ceo Charles Townsend will host a meeting …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jim Romenesko:
Dealing with the Fox News PR machine  —  “Much as I like Gabe Sherman's work, I disagree with him in this instance,” Times media editor Bruce Headlam told me Tuesday night.  “Covering a person or organization doesn't mean you are carrying water for them.  If it did, our homepage right …
 
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
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Associated Press:
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
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Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
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Discussion: The New Yorker Blog
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Reuters' branding push results in a luxury magazine that is, literally, for the Davos set
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner and Poynter
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
How Media Shaped Romney's ‘Inevitable’ Narrative
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Twitter Acquires, Shuts Down Social News Startup Summify
Discussion: Telegraph, TUAW and Summify
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Lovefilm lands on LG, Roku up next
Discussion: The Next Web
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
‘PBS NewsHour’ to Make Election Coverage Accessible to Diverse Audiences