Cyber Beat Daily: Google Chairman Investing Millions in Obama's Big Data Brains + The Day's Top Tech Stories

The day’s top stories in social media and technology for 5/30: Google’s chairman investing millions in consulting firm staffed by Obama’s former data analytics team, blog booby-trapped with malware after Vietnamese blogger arrested, Facebook to launch verified pages, trends in wearable tech, social media posts can lose you a potential job, Facebook shutters Snapchat Leaked revenge porn page, hacked, Facebook bomb threat hoax closes NJ university, Cisco vs Microsoft, game developers take on video game violence critics.

Read below for these stories and more.

Featured Story.

Why bother with those pesky reportable political donations?

Google’s Eric Schmidt Invests in Obama’s Big Data Brains

Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.

‘The dissenter’s blog is set up to find and track like-minded individuals.’

Vietnamese blogger arrested, blog becomes booby-trapped with malware

Facebook takes a cue from Twitter to launch verified pages.

Now you can feel bad about not getting that verified check mark on Facebook, too

“The average smartphone user checks their device 150 times a day.” So in the future, we can look forward to actually wearing our inattentiveness to real people.

Meeker: Expect Wearable Tech, More Internet Oversharing

Think before you post. Everything is forever on the interwebz.

1 in 10 young people denied jobs due to social media use

Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.

Facebook has shut down the Snapchat Leaked page. Good on them, because the ‘revenge porn’ trend is getting out of control.

Snapchat Nudes Secretly Sexting Facebook With Leaked Naked Photos

‘Passwords for almost 1 million accounts affected after malicious files are found.’ resets login credentials after hack exposes password data

Dumb people doing dumb things on social media: “Facebook posting claimed explosives had been placed in several buildings on New Jersey campus.”

Seton Hall campus reopens after bomb hoax

Law and Order.

Cisco cries monopoly.

Cisco goes to court to annul Microsoft’s Skype acquisition


“It’s like finding your dad’s Playboys under the bed and then blaming Playboy.”

Developers Address Video Game Violence in New Film