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August 5, 2013, 8:15 PM

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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.
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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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Pays $250 Million for Washington Post  —  Jeff Bezos wasn't the only one interested in buying the Washington Post.  But he was “the best and highest bidder,” according to a person familiar with the transaction.  —  The Post's parent company shocked much of the media business today …
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.
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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Comcast Developing Anti-Piracy Alternative to ‘Six Strikes’ (Exclusive)  —  Cable operator pitching TV industry on plan to convert illegal downloads to legal transaction opportunities  —  Comcast Corp. is developing a new approach to fighting piracy in the U.S., and wants other major content companies and distributors on board.
Wall Street Journal:
Future of Cable Might Not Include TV  —  At Cablevision, Broadband Could Become Primary Offering Eventually  —  By - SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN And - MARTIN PEERS -  —  Predicting that transmission of TV will move to the Internet eventually, Cablevision Systems Corp. Chief Executive James Dolan says …
Paul Mozur / Wall Street Journal:
China Scrutinizes 2 Apple Suppliers in Pollution Probe  —  Move Follows Claims of Heavy-Metal Discharge From Plants Run by UniMicron, Hon Hai  —  KUNSHAN, China—Chinese regulators are scrutinizing two suppliers to Apple Inc. and other gadget makers following allegations by environmental groups …

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