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Cyber Beat Daily: Now you can search for tweets as old as Twitter with Topsy + The Day's Top Tech Picks

The day's top picks in social media and technology for 9/4: Now you can search for tweets as old as Twitter with Topsy; family limits tech use to pre-1987 years; is tech affecting your baby?; disgruntled airline customer wins Twitter; creepy Hollywood office catfishing hoax; anti-trolling software for Twitter; 4Chan RIP trolls dead teen's Google+ page; Julian Assange is tracking trackers; Manning files for presidential pardon; Louisiana cyberstalking trial postponed; Xbox One launch date; PAX highlights.

Read below for these stories and more.
 

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Featured Story.
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Finally. The Google of Twitter search has every tweet ever posted since Twitter's beginning.
Now you can search for tweets as old as Twitter with Topsy

Says Topsy co-founder and CTO:
“The amount of data being created on Twitter plus Facebook today is more than the data being created on the rest of the web...Social data has become the bigger public corpus.”

That's a lot of data.

The tech universe is buzzing about it, read more.


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Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
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I'd be happy with Atari, myself.
Parents to son: No tech unless it was made before 1987

'Our collective obsession can both hurt and help'
Is technology scrambling my baby's brain?

$1,000 worth of a promoted tweet later, his bag is on its way.
Disgruntled Passenger Gets Even with British Airways for Losing His Bag


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Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
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Creepy: An intern-turned-mailroom trainee working for a top Hollywood management firm created over a dozen fictitious e-mail accounts that she utilized to make herself appear to be a well-connected industry insider, and to network and flirt with a number of her superiors.
Management 360 Caught in Catfishing Hoax

Or you could just use the block button...
The ‘World’s First Anti-Trolling Software’ Promises to Make Twitter Boring For All Of Us

The dark side of the internet is really dark.
4chan defiles dead teen's Google+ page

The guy against surveillance is now conducting surveillance.
Julian Assange is tracking the movements of 19 spyware contractors


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Law and Order.
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Highly unlikely.
Manning seeks presidential pardon in WikiLeaks case

Alleged operator of "Busted In Acadiana" website was indicted in 2012 for stalking and cyberstalking.
Cyberstalking trial postponed -- again -- for alleged website operator


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Gamer-land.
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Limited number of additional Xbox One Day One consoles available for pre-order.
Xbox One to Launch on November 22, 2013 in 13 Markets

Everybody's returning from a few days in Seattle at PAX Prime...
The Best of PAX 2013

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