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August 6, 2013, 5:45 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 …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Here's Why I Think Jeff Bezos Bought The Washington Post  —  Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider, so in the wake of news that he's buying the Washington Post, folks have been asking me two questions:  — What's it like being owned or invested in by Jeff Bezos?
Michael Moritz / LinkedIn:
Stop the Presses: A New Press Lord Appears  —  Word that Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post might cause consternation in its newsroom, but uneasy journalists wondering about what lies in store might be reassured if they read the letters he has sent to shareholders since 1997.
More: BuzzMachine and QuartzTweets: @bradstone, @jgut and @linkedintoday
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.
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.
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.
Geppy Parziale / iNVASIVECODE:
Will a fingerprint sensor be Apple's next hit?  —  Some months ago, the press reported that AuthenTec was acquired by Apple.  In the last few weeks, rumors on a fingerprint sensor embedded in the next iPhone generation have been increasing in the media.  What would the fingerprint sensor be used for?
More: Guardian, 9to5Mac, iDownloadBlog.com and iClarifiedTweets: @markgurmanThanks:@geppyp
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Square for iOS gets payment recording and tracking, cash management and Bluetooth printer support for iPad  —  Square today updated its iOS app with new features for all of Apple's mobile devices as well as added some iPad-specific improvements.  You can download the new version now directly from Apple's App Store.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Surveillance: The Enemy of Innovation  —  When we think of government surveillance, we worry about our liberties, about losing a private space where no one knows what we do, say, think.  But there is more.  Total Surveillance is the enemy of innovation, of anything that threatens public or private incumbents.
Tweets: @dbfarber
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.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
How the ITC forced a veto in the Samsung-Apple patent case  —  The International Trade Commission blew it by ignoring Dean Pinkert dissent.  —  FORTUNE — His dissent was heavily redacted and buried in a long official filing, But everything you need to know about how the U.S. International …

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