Today’s top stories in social media and technology include a dongle joke that prompted 2 firings and an ill-informed DDoS attack, Yoko Ono tweets anti-gun propaganda, law blogger Popehat’s Reddit debut, a comment on the BlazingCatFur blog brings a police visit, Syrian hacktivists hijack the BBC’s Weather feed and tweet about camel collisions, hacker Guccifer strikes again and reveals more of George W. Bush’s talents, several new hacking incidents, Anonymous allegedly tango downs the NSA, creepy stalking of FOX News’ Roger Ailes’ family, Michael Moore says more stupid things about gun laws, gamer news and more.
Read below for these stories and more.
Social Media Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
C’mon,who doesn’t like a good dongle joke? Apparently, according to the developer in question, the woman who complained actually misunderstood part of his comments. The whole thing sounds like a bad game of telephone blown horribly out of proportion.
That’s some powerful anti-gun propaganda, but legislating by emotion rarely produces a good outcome.
Excellent showing for two popular law bloggers, Ken White from Popehat and Prof. Richard Epstein, for Reddit’s Ask Me Anything sessions.
Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
Blog comment at BlazingCatFur about Black Panthers prompts police visit after Toronto school board spokesperson complains.
Hijacked Twitter account blasted out tweets like, “Saudi weather station down due to head on-collision with camel.”
Experts lift the lid on hacking crew.
Update on the attacks against Spamhaus.
He exposed George W. Bush’s secret talents, then he hacked Colin Powell, then he leaked Sidney Blumenthal’s emails to expose allegedly sensitive Benghazi memos sent to Hillary Clinton. Now he’s released a trove of more images of Bush’s oil paintings. Guccifer seems like a strange bird.
I sort of think this was maybe the work of a few rogue Anon wannabes who noticed the NSA website was down and decided to turn it into a PR opportunity. But hey, we just report what we see and watch for new developments.
Sadly, this stalking behavior sounds all too familiar.
Law and Order.
It’s a blessing that Michael Moore does not make the laws. Albeit, he thinks he does, but thankfully we have a system that protects us from him, sort of.
This one is a bit of a niche interest, but it’s a hilarious infamous case that all bloggers should be following. Here’s the latest update.
One of these days, the courts will get it right.
I wrote about this myself, having taken the “limited government and individual responsibility” stance when it comes to video games.
Because we’re really not losing enough productivity on Facebook…
It’s a model that works really well for some niches…