Cyber Beat Daily: Man Charged with Extortion for 2012 Romney Tax Return Scheme + The Day's Top Tech Stories

 The day’s top stories in social media and technology for 6/27: Man Charged with Extortion for 2012 Romney Tax Return Scheme; new Twitter-inspired beer; anti-social media app; Turkey’s attempts at clamping down on social media continue; burglars and social media; Ex-general targeted over Iran cyberattack leak; WikiLeaks Volunteer Was FBI Informant; EFF sues FBI over facial recognition FOIAs; another patent troll lawsuit; teen’s violent joke during video game lands him in jail; National Coalition Against Censorship executive director urges NJ governor to reject anti-game legislation.

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He somehow thought pretending to have the tax returns and demanding a million bucks – IN BITCOINS – not to release them was a good idea.
Man Indicted on Extortion and Wire Fraud in 2012 Romney Tax Return Scheme

Previously covered in 2012 at Breitbart News here.

Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.

Given Twitter is home to so many trolls, I was almost afraid to see what was in it.
Introducing #MashTag, a Twitter-inspired beer created by social media users

Appropriately named ‘Hell is Other People.’
Anti-Social Media? This App Tells You Where Your Friends Won’t Be

Turkey’s attempts at clamping down on social media continue.
Facebook and Twitter refuse to “cooperate” with Turkish gov’t crackdown on protesters

Apparently we should all be “reverse stalking” ourselves. Creepy.
How Burglars Are Using Social Media [infographic]

Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.

NBC: Ex-general targeted over leak of Iran cyberattack

It almost reads more like comedy.
WikiLeaks Volunteer Was a Paid Informant for the FBI

Law and Order.

The waiting public debate…
EFF Sues FBI: Hey Before You Launch New Face Recognition Tool, Can You Respond To Our FOIA On Old Tool?

‘ArrivalStar sued more than 200 companies and cities over bus-tracking patents.’
Patent troll that sues public transit systems gets hauled into court


This seems…extreme.
Texas teen makes violent joke during video game, is jailed for months

National Coalition Against Censorship executive director writes an editorial for the Times of Trenton.
NCAC Urges Governor Christie to Reject Anti-Game Legislation

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