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Cyber Beat Daily: Man arrested for threatening tweet to Florida news anchor + The Day's Top Tech Picks

The day's top picks in social media and technology for 12/11: Man arrested for threatening tweet to Florida news anchor; teens party at mansion without permission and get arrested after posting pics of stolen loot on social media; YouTube sends blitz of copyright claim notices to video game content producers; taking photos of an item/event may be impairing your memory of it; revenge porn website owner arrested; convention attendees reported credit card info was stolen, though how it occurred is unclear; PA man gets prison time for computer hacking and conspiring to sell access; organization that provides assistive technology to gamers with disabilities is now open year-round.

Read below for these stories and more.
 

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Featured Story.
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Man arrested for threatening tweet to Florida news anchor

Maybe not an advisable way to joke in this day and age, but the legal response seems kind of extreme. The guy's tweet clearly seemed to be joking and mocking the anchor's news teases, which btw often look like this.  I don't know, you be the judge.
Man Facing Criminal Charges for Sending Threatening Tweet to Palm Beach Anchor


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Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
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The latest in people (allegedly) posting their stupid acts online and getting themselves arrested...
Mansion party-burglary arrests: Teens posted photos of loot online

A blitz of notices leaves some bewildered.
YouTube Unleashes Strange Storm Of Copyright Claims On Video Game Content Producers

A psychology professor has given it a name, the "photo-taking impairment effect."
Are all those Instagram photos impairing our memories?


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Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
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Suspected ringleader of ugotposted.com and changemyreputation.com "believed to be responsible for posting more than 10,000 sexually explicit photos and charging victims up to $350 to take them down."
Accused Revenge Porn Website Owner Arrested And Charged With 31 Felony Counts

'Hundreds of attendees at two conventions this fall affected' - though it's unclear how it occurred.
Conventioneers’ credit card data stolen in Boston


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Law and Order.
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18 months prison for breaking into computer networks and conspiring to sell access to them.
Pa. man sentenced in computer hacking case


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Gamer-land.
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Organization that provides assistive technology to gamers with disabilities is now open year-round.
AbleGamers Grant Program for Gamers with Disabilities Now Permanently Open

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