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Cyber Beat Daily: Anonymous hacker releases names of South African whistleblowers + The Day's Top Tech Stories

The day’s top stories in social media and technology for 5/22: Hacker releases names of South African whistleblowers, cops respond to Israeli blogger’s social media rant, sexting controversy at Indiana school, 10 Reasons To Worry About The Syrian Electronic Army, Telecom companies threaten to sue reporters for uncovering privacy breach, Twitter beefs up security, gun show ‘terrorist’ report called a hoax, journalists sue over Bradley Manning trial access, Judge apologizes for lack of transparency in James Rosen leak probe, Vermont AG sues patent troll, professor’s bizarre violent video game theory, more on new Xbox One.

Read below for these stories and more.


Featured Story.

Perhaps it’s a rogue Anon, but that’s the challenge with leaderless movements. Your banner becomes anyone’s disguise.

Anonymous hacks police site, releases list of South African whistleblowers

Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.

‘After Omri Hayun railed against Israel’s economic situation last week on the social networking site, he found police knocking at his door.’

Israeli blogger faces arrest for urging citizens to create ‘chaos’ against government

‘School administrators say they took action when a circulating picture of a partially nude student caused a major classroom disruption.’

Several students suspended after classroom ‘sexting’ controversy

Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.

I’ve been saying this myself for quite some time.  Their attacks are no joke.

10 Reasons To Worry About The Syrian Electronic Army

“After being made aware of a large and potentially costly privacy breach exposing more than 170,000 records containing Social Security numbers and financial information, the two companies responsible for the blunder are threatening legal action against the journalists that uncovered it.”

Telecom companies threaten to sue reporters for uncovering privacy breach with Google

What took them this long?

Twitter beefs up security after hacking spree on media


I’m still trying to untangle this story. It’s a weird one.

FOX31 gun show ‘terrorist’ report called a hoax

Law and Order.

‘Plaintiffs want copies of court documents and trial transcripts’

Journalists, campaigners sue over Manning trial access

Seems transparency is lacking everywhere these days.

Judge apologizes for lack of transparency in James Rosen leak probe

‘Small state’s action is the first government lawsuit against a patent troll.’

Patent troll that wants $1,000 per worker gets sued by Vermont A-G


LOL: “a South Korean professor now believes that violent games are a plague on all of us…because they make our video cards run hotter and the resulting radio waves are harmful.”

Quack Professor Releases Dumbest Violent Video Game Theory Ever

‘See the depth-sensing camera that will be hooked up to every new system.’

Video: Watch us [Ars Technica] flail in front of the Xbox One’s new Kinect

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