August 20, 2013, 6:45 PM

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Pamela Jones / Groklaw:
Forced Exposure  —  The owner of Lavabit tells us that he's stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we'd stop too.  —  There is no way to do Groklaw without email.  Therein lies the conundrum.  —  What to do?  —  What to do?  I've spent the last couple of weeks trying to figure it out.
John McDermott / AdAge:
iTunes Radio to Debut in September With McDonald's, Nissan, P&G, Pepsi  —  Launch Partners Sign 12-Month Deals Worth Tens of Millions of Dollars  —  iTunes Radio, Apple's answer to Pandora, is set to debut next month with a handful of high-profile brand partners including McDonald's, Nissan …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Google and Waze Start Mixing Their Maps for the First Time  —  Google today is introducing the first integrations between its homegrown Google Maps for mobile and its newly owned Waze.  —  Google adds Waze  —  The traffic tab on Google Maps for iOS and Android will now include accidents …
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
PlayStation 4 hitting shelves on November 15th in the US for $399, November 29th in Europe and Latin America  —  There isn't much we don't know about the PlayStation 4 at this point.  Sony has let the details slip out in drips and drabs, dragging out the mystery as long as possible.
Julian Borger / Guardian:
NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files  —  A threat of legal action by the government that could have stopped reporting on the files leaked by Edward Snowden led to a symbolic act at the Guardian's offices in London  —  Guardian editors on Tuesday revealed …
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Barnes & Noble totally reverses strategy in train wreck of an investor call  —  Want to know what Barnes & Noble's plan is for the future?  In that case, it would be wise to ignore pretty much everything the company has said it was going to do in recent months.  —  Getting out of the tablet business?
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Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Amazon Ramps Up $13.9 Billion Warehouse Building Spree  — Inc. (AMZN) is stepping up a warehouse building spree, signaling the urgency of getting products to customers more quickly amid rising competition from EBay Inc. (EBAY) and Wal-Mart (WMT) Stores Inc.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Netflix inks exclusive deal for first-run Weinstein films  —  The Internet's biggest on-demand video service will stream movies from the indie film studio before any other pay-TV providers starting in 2016, the same year it kicks off a similar Disney deal.  —  Follow @@joan_e
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google's Updated YouTube App With In-App Multitasking Launches On iOS  —  Just yesterday, Google unexpectedly announced the new YouTube app for Android, but it wouldn't say when it would bring these updates, including the ability to multitask in the app by minimizing videos while searching for that next glorious cat video, to iOS.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
TiVo Roamio Pro review: this is the ultimate cable box  —  But it comes at a price  —  There is nothing more instantly dangerous to the average relationship than screwing up the TV.  —  It's just a fact, crystallized in 50 years of jokes about remote controls: who's holding it, how complicated it is, how many there are.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Birst Raises Another $38M Led By Sequoia To Expand Its Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Solutions  —  Rack up one more win for companies looking to overturn legacy enterprise IT with cloud-based services.  Birst, a San Francisco-based startup using the software-as-a-service model …

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