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2:00 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.
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  —  The site's founder says it will remedy the media's trust problems, but two top hires left their previous jobs after allegations of harassment and racism.
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 …
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.
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Interview with Politico's Robert Allbritton on digital media, including Axios, and possible expansion into other areas beyond politics and policy  —  Despite some management upheaval, Politico has apparently been able to avoid the financial panic that has seized many of its peers.
Guru Gowrappan / Verizon:
On January 8, Oath, which was created from Verizon's acquisitions of Yahoo and AOL, will be rebranded as Verizon Media Group  —  Verizon Media Group will replace the Oath brand, representing our strong alignment as a core pillar of Verizon's business.  —  I'm excited today to share …
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
Ex-Fox News host Eric Bolling signs deal with newly created Blaze Media through 2021, making him one of the public faces of the company  —  Following the merger between CRTV and TheBlaze, the new Blaze Media has signed host and former Fox News-er Eric Bolling to a long-term deal …
Discussion: @parkermolloy
Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
Amnesty International calls Twitter a “toxic place for women” in a study of 288,000 tweets aimed at 778 female journalists and politicians from the US and UK  —  FOR MANY WOMEN, especially journalists, politicians, and other public figures, Twitter is something to endure.
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  —  The story of once-hyped augmented reality (AR) startup Blippar has come to an end.  The London-based company announced yesterday …
 
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
The number of journalists murdered in retaliation for their reporting nearly doubled YoY in 2018 to 34
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
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
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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
Discussion: YouTube
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
As EU debates Article 13, which would require sites to have an “upload filter”, a look at the failures of YouTube's sophisticated ContentID system
Discussion: @mmasnick