Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the Internet, here are your can’t-miss must-reads of the past week:

How the NSA almost killed the internet — An inside look at Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and other tech titans’ fight for their lives against their own government

Why women aren’t women on the internet — We’ve been thinking about internet harassment all wrong

Fear and loathing of the passive voice — “The evidence demonstrates an extraordinary level of grammatical ignorance among educated English language critics”

Citizen Ailes — An excerpt of Gabriel Sherman’s new biography of the Fox News head

Making it — Pick up a spot welder and join the revolution

The man who hates liberal Britain — Can Paul Dacre survive as editor-in-chief of the Daily Mail?

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