EditorialGuy - 1:48 am on Aug 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
So with these updates, have they finally banned all editorial links
They aren't banning editorial links, they're warning against SEO-driven links in "articles or press releases" that are distributed on other sites--which they also describe as "links that weren’t editorially placed or vouched for by the site’s owner on a page." (My italics.)
Real PR people aren't going to be inconvenienced by this; they can simply nofollow their links, and their ability to deliver a public-relations message won't be affected.