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9:10 AM ET, October 4, 2017


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Wall Street Journal:
Verizon says Yahoo breach in 2013 affected all of its 3B users, up from initially reported 1B users  —  Company disclosed late last year that 2013 hack exposed private information of over 1 billion users  —  A massive data breach at Yahoo AABA 1.95% in 2013 was far more extensive than previously disclosed …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Tech companies should act to prevent hoaxes and fake stories, as misinformation experts know how to swarm news events, benefiting from real-time amplification  —  When they woke up and glanced at their phones on Monday morning, Americans may have been shocked to learn that the man behind …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Facebook should have a searchable database of all ads and ramp up authenticity requirements for all buyers, not just for those self-reporting as political
Sources: some Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted key areas of Michigan and Wisconsin, aimed at people susceptible to anti-Muslim messages  —  (CNN)A number of Russian-linked Facebook ads specifically targeted Michigan and Wisconsin, two states crucial to Donald Trump's victory last November …
Wayne Ma / Wall Street Journal:
Movie ticket sales in China were underreported by about 9% in 2016, MPAA audit finds, translating into $40M+ in lost revenue for six Hollywood studios  —  Audit uncovers underreported audience numbers, ticket sales and unreported screenings  —  HONG KONG—Hollywood is being shortchanged …
The Knight Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and Democracy Fund launch News Match 2017, a $3M fund to provide matching support to news non-profits  —  Individuals are invited to give to more than 130 trusted news organizations at Washington, DC - This week marks the launch …
Discussion: ABC News
Mike Shields / Business Insider:
NowThis and Thrillist parent company Group Nine Media names ad agency veteran Adam Shlacter as its first chief marketing officer  —  Group Nine Media is bringing in a digital ad agency veteran to help accelerate its revenue growth.  —  The media company has named Adam Shlacter …
Cenk Uygur / @cenkuygur:
Our reporter @JordanChariton and cameraman/editor Ty Bayliss have been arrested by St. Louis Police. Clear violation of first amendment.  —  Our reporter @JordanChariton and cameraman/editor Ty Bayliss have been arrested by St. Louis Police. Clear violation of first amendment.
David Cohen / Adweek:
Vox Media launching two Twitter shows: Circuit Breaker on Tuesdays, from staff of Verge's gadget blog, and game-focused Polygon Show on Thursdays  —  Vox Media is creating Twitter livestreamed shows out of a blog and a podcast  —  Vox Media is creating Twitter livestreamed shows out of a blog and a podcast.
Discussion: @zkahn, Polygon and Vox Media - All
Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Peter Madsen to be held for four more weeks as new evidence emerges in reporter Kim Wall's death  —  Cause of journalist's death yet to be established, court hears, as murder suspect Peter Madsen's custody is extended  —  The suspected killer of Swedish journalist Kim Wall will be detained …
Discussion: Reuters, BBC, AOL and New York Post
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Apple TV app TunesMap, which provides interactive contextual info for the songs streamed on Sonos speakers, will launch in November  —  Two decades into the era of online music, streaming has been hailed as the industry's savior, but a complaint from the earliest days of digital services persists: What happened to the liner notes?
YouTube has removed Russia Today, with more than 2.5M subscribers, from its Google Preferred premium ad inventory program  —  RT Network's YouTube presence may be part of U.S. lawmakers' scrutiny  —  As part of a wide-ranging investigation into how Russian-linked operatives harnessed social media during …
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Maxwell Tani / Business Insider:
John Cook, Gizmodo Media Group's special projects executive editor and former Gawker executive editor, says in memo that he is leaving the company
Discussion: @annamerlan
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Interactive news features often break or disappear from the web, worrying archivists
YouTube signs on as the presenting sponsor of the 2017 World Series, in a bid to promote its $35/month cable-like TV service, YouTube TV
Julie Zauzmer / Washington Post:
Anthony Federico, fired from ESPN in 2012 over a racist headline about NBA player Jeremy Lin, is now training to be a Catholic priest
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Yomi Kazeem / Quartz:
The family of disgraced athlete Oscar Pistorius is suing US channel Lifetime over a film about the runner's murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp
Discussion: The Guardian
Sydney Smith / iMediaEthics:
CBS and other news outlets update erroneous Tom Petty obits stemming from what an LAPD spokesperson says was a miscommunication between an officer and CBS Radio