Cyber Beat Daily: Saga of a Chicago Anarchist: Hacker Jeremy Hammond Pleads Guilty + The Day's Top Tech Stories

The day’s top stories in social media and technology for 5/28: Chicago Anarchist Jeremy Hammond Pleads Guilty to Stratfor Hack, Pakistani court orders blasphemy block on social media, man sentenced for internet extortion scheme against University of Pittsburgh, US weapons system designs compromised by Chinese cyberspies, e-mail privacy bill sent to TX governor’s desk, judge reverses and orders child porn suspect to decrypt hard drives, and pinball game inspired by Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” quote.

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Featured Story.
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The saga of a self-described anarchist hacker finally comes to an end.  For now.  A look back at Jeremy Hammond’s history.

Radical Chicago Hacker Pleads Guilty to Stratfor Leak

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Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
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‘Anti-Islam material on social media websites incite religious sentiments and “cause chaos in society”.’

Pakistani Court: Block blasphemous material on social media

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Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
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Conspirators created and posted a YouTube video claiming to be members of the hacking group Anonymous, and that they had stolen confidential student and instructor information from the servers, and then threatened the University to release it unless it altered their website to include an apology from the Chancellor.

FBI: Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison for Internet Extortion Scheme Targeting the University of Pittsburgh

“Designs for many of the nation’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry.”

Confidential report lists U.S. weapons system designs compromised by Chinese cyberspies

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Law and Order.
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‘While reform languishes in Congress, Austin moves to protect Texans’ inboxes.’

Unprecedented e-mail privacy bill sent to Texas governor’s desk

‘Two choices: enter the passwords or provide unencrypted copies of all data.’

In reversal, judge orders child porn suspect to decrypt hard drives

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Gamer-land.
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Photo OMG. No words.

Todd Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” Quote Has Inspired a Pinball Game In France (PHOTOS)

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