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Cyber Beat Daily: Lavabit Owner Appeals Government Order That Prompted Shutdown + The Day's Top Tech Picks

The day's top picks in social media and technology for 9/11: Lavabit appeal underway; 9/11 social media gaffe; Facebook founder to meet with Republicans; Facebook privacy change spurs FTC inquiry; another guilty plea in Koch cyberattack; Syrian Electronic Army hits FOX TV networks; North Korea blamed for cyberattack on South Korea; man who made hoax gunmen call at U.Va. Wise sentenced; Texas CEO gets prison time for hacking; 'AbleGamers Lab' opens for gamers with disabilities; white paper published on DDoS Attacks Aimed At and Coming From Online Gaming Communities.

Read below for these stories and more.

 

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Featured Story.
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Lavabit owner appeals government order that prompted shutdown

After the company shut down to avoid becoming "complicit in crimes against the American people," its appeal is now formally underway.
Private email service Lavabit begins legal fight against the government order that shut it down


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Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
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Someone needs some training in apology writing.
Esquire.com commits the 9/11 gaffe of the day

Facebook founder will discuss topics including Internet privacy, the economy, a revision of the tax system and changes to immigration law.
Zuckerberg to Meet With Top House Republicans

Sponsored Stories continue to be a thorn in the company's side.
Facebook Privacy Change Is Subject of F.T.C. Inquiry


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Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
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This comes on the heels of a second suspect's plea agreement in the same cyberattack.
Wisconsin trucker pleads guilty in Koch cyberattack

The string of media attacks continue. But not all Syrian hackers are the SEA...
Syrian Electronic Army hits FOX TV networks through compromised Hootsuite account

Kimsuky campaign targeted 11 organizations based in South Korea and two entities in China.
North Korea launches 'limited and highly targeted' cyberattack on South

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Law and Order.
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The hoax 911 call made a month after the Newtown shooting claimed a gunman was on campus, prompting a police response and campus-wide lockdown.
Man, 20, sentenced for hoax gunman call at U.Va. Wise

Conducted corporate espionage to benefit his new competing start-up company.
Texas CEO Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Hacking


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Gamer-land.
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Gamers with disabilities can visit the lab and try out different assistive devices so they can create a setup at home that's specifically tailored to their needs.
AbleGamers Charity Opens 'AbleGamers Lab'

"DDoS attacks fueled by rivalries, poor password security protocols and readily available DDoS tools are widespread and harm gaming and non-gaming targets alike"
White Paper Details DDoS Attacks Aimed At and Coming From Online Gaming Communities

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