How Can You Miss Us if We Won’t Go Away? Paczkowski and Swisher Highlights From AllThingsD.

And so it goes in Silicon Valley.
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NSA Needs a Zoloft After Obama No-Show, but Here Comes Internet’s “Wrecking Ball” Letter

I came in like a wrecking ball/I never hit so hard your code/All I wanted was to break your (fire)walls/All you ever did was hack me/Yeah, you, you ha-aa-aack me!
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How the NSA May Be Tapping Yahoo’s and Google’s Fiber Optic Cables

The latest disclosures from Edward Snowden’s documents raise some interesting questions about how the NSA does its job.
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NSA Hacked Links Between Google and Yahoo Data Centers, Says Latest Snowden Revelation

The so-called MUSCULAR project grabs data from fiber-optic cables. That would be illegal on U.S. soil, but it takes place overseas.
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Seismic Shifts Remake the Radio Industry

Broadcasters can’t afford to dismiss competitors.
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Power Listicle: Disruptive Bezos Displaces Apple Execs as No. 1 on VF Annual Ranking

Who’s the bomb? (For this year, at least.)
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Newspaper Challenge

I knew the quality of the people would be very high. The business challenges in the newspaper industry have nothing to do with the quality of the people. These are big industry-wide trends.

Jeff Bezos, talking about the Washington Post sale on “Good Morning America” last week

Jeff Bezos Reveals He Doesn’t Have a Plan to Save the Washington Post

Tech billionaire geniuses are just like us — they can’t figure out how to make newspapers work, either.
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Syrian Electronic Army Says Attack on New York Times Is Over

“It was worth the attempt for world peace,” the group says.
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News Byte

NBC News Creates Video Unit, Hires Slate.com Exec

NBC News’s digital group is creating its own original video unit, dedicated to making clips for “social, mobile and Web audiences.” Bill Smee, who has been heading up video at the Washington Post’s Slate.com, will head up the new video group, starting next month.

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