Link Round Up – Sept 16

Pando on the dilution of journalism: The slimy rise of the “brand journalist” – Pando

Algos and math– This Is How An Ad Gets Placed In Your Facebook News Feed – Buzzfeed

I typically don’t focus on this type of malware but this was interesting: Copies of malware used by intelligence agencies to spy on journalists – Hacker News

Apple paid Universal and U2 an undisclosed lump sum for the exclusive window to distribute the album free of charge – WSJ

Flipboard fuses interactive mobile ads into its personalized magazines – VentureBeat

Apple going long on consumer privacy because it goes directly at Google’s weakness- Tim Cook Says Apple Has Never Shared Data: “You’re Not Our Product” – Gizmodo

“Missed call” ad units: Why Facebook Is Totally Rethinking Online Ads in Africa and India – WIRED