The day’s top stories in social media and technology for 5/1 include several major hacking incidents, the Boston bombing and Russian social media, medicine meets Twitter, update on Anonymous-linked court case, spyware, revenge porn, and video game piracy.
Summary of stories: Sensitive Army database of U.S. dams compromised, Department of Labor sub-domain hacked, spyware posing as Mozilla Firefox, school bomb scares trigger social media response, latest Boston bombing arrestees’ Russian social media activity, tweeting a live surgery, an update on Anonymous-linked Barrett Brown case, latest ‘revenge porn’ case, a video game maker punked its pirates but is it piracy or baiting?, a rogue employee turns a gaming network into a private Bitcoin mine, and ‘Breaking Bad’ as a LEGO video game.
Read below for these stories and more.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
“Raising new concerns that China is preparing to conduct a future cyber attack against the national electrical power grid”…
Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
Students in NJ actually aren’t so forgiving of this craziness.
A look at pieces of a digital trail.
Medicine meets Twitter.
Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
Security experts suspect Chinese hacking campaign.
Lawyer defended Guantanamo Bay detainee who was a former driver for Osama bin Laden.
Recent media hackings foreshadow bigger worries on the horizon.
Law and Order.
‘Woman sues ex-boyfriend and four sites that allegedly hosted her nude pictures.’
‘Is it piracy just because the user thinks it is? What if the developer encourages it?’
Piracy or baiting? The thorny legal question of Game Dev Tycoon’s honeypot
I knew I shouldn’t have gotten excited about this. Back to working out the arms.
Judge Halts NYC Taxi E-Hailing a Day After Launch
This reminded me of an updated version of the movie “Office Space”…
Because who doesn’t love LEGOs?