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September 7, 2013, 9:20 PM

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Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme is now writing its own headlines  —  Right now there's a headline on Techmeme written by our news editors.  Our more familiar readers know why this is noteworthy: from the time we launched in 2005 until yesterday, our content consisted entirely of quotes.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
A tribute to hours-old @nottechmeme, which lampoons tech media  —  The Best Tech News Site That Isn't a Tech News Site That Didn't Exist Yesterday  —  There are lots of places to get a day's worth of comprehensive tech coverage.  —  Like the site you're reading now, for instance.
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
When aggregators attack: Techmeme's headline-rewriting is just part of a larger shift  —  Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera has announced that the technology-news aggregator will begin rewriting headlines on the links it posts — a small change, but one that also illustrates how much the balance of power in media is shifting.
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Google tells Washington Post it's stepping up encryption rollout between data centers  —  Google encrypts data amid backlash against NSA spying  —  Google is racing to encrypt the torrents of information that flow among its data centers around the world, in a bid to thwart snooping by the NSA …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Majority of Tor crypto keys could be broken by NSA, researcher says  —  The majority of devices connected to the Tor privacy service may be using encryption keys that can be broken by the National Security Agency, a security researcher has speculated.  —  Rob Graham, CEO of penetration …
Amir Efrati / jessica lessin:
Exclusive: Amazon Wants To Offer Its Smartphone for Free.  Who Will Follow?  —  Which technology giant will be the first to offer a free smartphone?  Amazon.com Inc. is making a play.  —  In a previously unreported move, the online retailer and Kindle maker is considering introducing …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple Won't Introduce New Apple TV Box Next Week, Will Upgrade Software  —  There are very, very good odds you're going to hear about new iPhones at Apple's event next Tuesday.  —  But if you're looking for a new Apple TV, you're going to be disappointed.  —  Despite speculation …

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