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Some of the tension between Glenn Greenwald and other national-security journalists over the NSA surveillance story broke out into the open on Tuesday in a Twitter fight between the Guardian writer and Kurt Eichenwald of Vanity Fair. Google has sued to shine more light on the secret court that approves controversial national security letters -- the petition also represents part of the ongoing PR strategy of tech companies caught up in a surveillance scandal. Netflix and Amazon both want to be the company that captures your kid's screen time this summer.
The BBC's young accelerator program, called BBC Labs, has launched its latest batch of London digital media startups. A photographer says BuzzFeed should pay copyright damages not only for an unauthorized photo that appeared on its site -- but for the dozens of other sites on which the photo appeared. Thought there was no money in producing original content for YouTube's audience? The folks at Bedrocket Entertainment beg to differ -- and just invested in What's Trending. As the Apple ebook pricing trial enters its final week, much of SVP Eddy Cue's testimony Monday focused on Steve Jobs' involvement with the launch of the iBookstore. Watch the paidContent Live panel discussion featuring Pearson Education, the world's leading learning company, as they discuss their API strategy and how they are breaking the silos between business strategy and technology to create a compelling, consistent and digital experience. Some critics of the recent NSA surveillance stories by the Guardian and Washington Post say the reports are filled with so many errors that they amount to "journalistic malfeasance. Kids love their characters, and Netflix is hoping they love their new Netflix programs just as much.