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12:25 PM ET, July 12, 2019

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Hunter Walker / Yahoo News:
Trump's “summit” was an airing of grievances in front of right-wing media figures, ending with Sebastian Gorka and a CNN analyst getting into a heated exchange  —  WASHINGTON — It was an unusual spectacle, even by the unconventional standards of the Trump administration.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google announces it is rolling out redesigned News results for Search on desktop, making publishers' names more prominent, adding a carousel, and more  —  Google Search on the desktop web has seen a slew of visual refreshes in recent weeks.  The latest is a substantial redesign of the News tab …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
WPP sells 60% of market research giant Kantar to Bain, valuing Kantar at $4B  —  Some M&A is afoot in the world of market research and analysis: WPP today announced that it would sell 60% of Kantar — the firm that provides stats and insights on how consumers buy and think of products in services …
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook is starting to show users which marketing and data companies have your data, how an ad was targeted, and how to opt-out  —  The new tool tells you how an ad was targeted and which third-party agency or data broker was used.  It also links to pages to opt out.
Jay Reeves / Associated Press:
Goodloe Sutton, owner and editor of an Alabama paper in which he called for a revival of the KKK, has sold it and retired  —  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The longtime owner and editor of a small Alabama newspaper that called for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan has sold the publication and retired …
Discussion: The Wrap and The Rural Blog
Kali Hays / WWD:
WSJ to launch WSJ China in August, a standalone monthly magazine with a particular focus on men's fashion, licensed through a five-year deal with Huasheng Media  —  If all goes well with a new edition, further international expansion could be in the future, according to editor Kristina O'Neill.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
CIA is pushing an amendment to a law to criminalize identifying covert officers and informants, a change that could be used against journalists, whistleblowers  —  The C.I.A. wants the law to protect the identities of more covert officers and informants, citing its defunct torture program and groups like WikiLeaks.
 
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Ernesto Van der Sar / TorrentFreak:
YouTube appears to have blocked some popular YouTube-to-MP3 ripping sites; music labels have taken action against them before and asked YouTube to do the same
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Rob Arthur / VICE:
4chan, with its ~20M monthly visitors, has had a 40% spike in hate speech since 2015 according to analysis of 1M+ comments on the site