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Facebook's Fish Oil Salesmen, Glenn Greenwald in Brazil and More Morning #Mustreads

How Facebook is trying get even more ad dollars, what the world's most famous muckraker is up to and what Web privacy really means.


Good morning!

Here are some links for you to chew on for the rest of the day, brought to you by Re/code:

  1. Facebook makes a ton of money already, but it would like much more. The New York Times’ Vindu Goel takes a lengthy look at the company’s efforts to work with a single marketer — Reckitt Benckiser, Europe’s version of P&G — and what that means for the future of advertising.
  2. Also in the NYT, and perhaps more consequential: David Carr visits crusading journalist Glenn Greenwald’s home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where there are lots of dogs but not a lot of access to consistent electricity. Carr has a brief video chat with Greenwald as well.
  3. Responding to Anil Dash’s essay on Internet privacy, Microsoft Research’s danah boyd argues that Web users — particularly millennials — are figuring out the difference between being in public and being public.
  4. For Kottke, Tim Carmody wrote about how OkCupid’s experiment on its users is a perfect example of the hazy ethics of consumer privacy on the social Web.
  5. The Verge’s Ross Miller watched “Sharknado 2: The Second One” sober and alone last Wednesday (i.e. sober and not on Twitter). Which was apparently the worst possible way to do it.

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