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Cyber Beat Daily: Testimony About Wikileaks Focus of Manning Trial as Defense Rests + The Day's Top Tech Stories

The day's top stories in social media and technology for 7/10: Testimony About Wikileaks Focus of Manning Trial as Defense Rests; porn available to kids on Google Play; sex, cheating, dysfunction and social media; Facebook Graph Search; Newsjacking with a dark twist; hacking attempts on NATO; ex-NFL cheerleader sues over cyberbullying; Emergency Alert System vulnerable to hacking; NSA background checkers caught falsifying reports; Prenda troll update; some want Xbox One’s digital sharing features back; Video game personality Ryan Davis dead at 34.

Read below for these stories and more.


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Featured Story.
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"Professor Testifies That WikiLeaks Is Legitimate News Organization"
Defense Rests in Manning Trial

But even some Wikileaks media partners eventually dropped support for the organization after it failed to redact the names of activists from State Department cables.

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Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
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Oh yay!
Yes, Your Kids Can Order Porn on the Google Play Store

If you suffer from "Fear of Missing Out," maybe social media isn't your place to be in the first place.
Social Media is Bringing An Unhealthy Amount Of FOMO Into Your Life

Facebook's Graph search rolled out to the public this week.
If You’ve Ever Posted Anything Embarrassing on Facebook, Now Is the Time to Hide It

I'm sure there's a Weiner joke in here somewhere. And yes, it's cheating.
Is sexting cheating? Overwhelming majority of men and women say YES - even if there’s no physical contact


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Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
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In the age of social media, hoaxes and disinformation injected into the news can be just as damaging as hacking.
“Newsjacking” With a Dark Twist: When Hoaxes Infiltrate the News Cycle

"In an era where weapon systems and military operations increasingly depend on computers, there is a risk that hacking attacks could have fatal consequences for the alliance."
NATO cyber defense center fights tide of hacking attempts

Cheerleader claims online gossip website TheDirty.com humiliated her when it published comments alleging she was "promiscuous and had sexually transmitted diseases."
Ex-NFL cheerleader claims 'cyberbullying' in lawsuit

Zombie alert! "Some key parts of the Emergency Alert System are vulnerable to hacking, according to a report from security research firm IOActive."
Some Emergency Alert System decoders vulnerable to hacking

 

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Law and Order.
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Well, this makes me feel safe (not)...
Contractors Providing Background Checks For NSA Caught Falsifying Reports, Interviewing The Dead

'Also: John Steele is summoned to LA, asks to show up by phone, and gets denied.'
Prenda’s motion to reduce $238,000 appeal bond falls flat


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Gamer-land.
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'Thousands argue Microsoft went too far in giving in to "uninformed" consumers.'
Internet petitioners want Xbox One’s digital sharing features back

Video game journalist and podcaster, co-founder of Giant Bomb, and former editor at the video game news site GameSpot...
Video game personality Ryan Davis dead at 34

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