The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung

1. “The American government’s appetite for Google’s data is growing.” (Forbes)

2. Facebook agrees to pay $10 million settlement over Sponsored Stories allegations (Reuters)

3. New York Times and BuzzFeed will pair up for the Democratic and Republican conventions (Politico)

4. How professional athletes are using social web (The Next Web)

5. Journalists weigh in on option to ‘strikethrough’ an incorrect tweet (

6. Why web content keeps getting longer (GigaOm)