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August 6, 2013, 12:55 AM

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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos  —  The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family's stewardship of one of America's leading news organizations after four generations.
Jeff Bezos / Washington Post:
Jeff Bezos on Post purchase  —  To the employees of The Washington Post:  —  You'll have heard the news, and many of you will greet it with a degree of apprehension.  When a single family owns a company for many decades, and when that family acts for all those decades in good faith …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
Feds are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity  —  Security researchers tonight are poring over a piece of malicious software that takes advantage of a Firefox security vulnerability to identify some users of the privacy-protecting Tor anonymity network.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Following electrocution controversy, Apple to offer USB power adapter replacements  —  Following controversy in recent weeks regarding the safety of counterfeit and third-party USB charging adapters for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad, Apple has announced a new trade-in program for these adapters.
David Kriesel / D. Kriesel:
Xerox scanners/photocopiers randomly alter numbers in scanned documents  —  Edit: In the last section, it is now sketched that the reason for the issue may be a misconfigured JBIG 2 compression.  —  Edit2, Aug 5th, 1517 CEST: There are first emails coming in by people able to reproduce the error.
Tweets: @mikelacher, @lxt, @wilshipley and @alancThanks:@themadhacker
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Crossbar says it will explode the $60B flash memory market with Resistive RAM, which stores a terabyte on a chip  —  Crossbar is announcing today a new kind of memory chip that can replace flash memory, one of the fundamental building blocks of digital electronics, in a number of of applications.
Ryan Faas / CITEworld:
Apps updated for iOS 7 could cause major headaches for older devices  —  Last month I discussed some of the challenges developers will face with iOS 7.  With Apple pushing developers hard to update their apps for iOS 7, they are under the gun to get their apps updated, both in terms of user interface as well as underlying capabilities.
Wall Street Journal:
Future of Cable Might Not Include TV  —  Predicting that transmission of TV will move to the Internet eventually, Cablevision Systems Corp. Chief Executive James Dolan says “there could come a day” when his company stops offering television service, making broadband its primary offering.

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