The day’s top picks in social media and technology for 8/20: legal and technology site Groklaw shuts down over privacy concerns; social media and divorce; blogger burnout; appeals court strikes social media ban for sex offenders; several viral and high profile cyberbullying stories; League of Legends and EDL hacked; judge orders social media ban over ‘terroristic’ threat; YouTube boast led to massive NY gun bust; revenge on wife-cheating gamer; pro-choice video game.
Read below for these stories and more.
In the wake of Lavabit and Silent Mail shutdowns, yet another site calls it quits over privacy concerns.
Forced Exposure: Online Privacy Concerns Prompt Shutdown of Groklaw
Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
Ah, the joys of modern technology.
How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce
I’m pretty sure he’s not alone.
Blogger Quits Blogging: “It’s Doing Things To My Brain”
The court said the ban “is not narrowly tailored, is vague, and fails to target the “evil” it is intended to rectify” and that the statute “violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech, and it is unconstitutional on its face and as applied.”
North Carolina appeals court strikes social media ban for sex offenders
Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
Bullies aren’t always the brightest.
Internet Tough Guy Fired for Threatening to Leave Nasty Remarks About Restaurants on Yelp
In an open letter and pledge to discourage cyberbullying, the singer said, “Twitter and other social media platforms support this effort to monitor and control abusive and threatening language, as I don’t know that I am powerful enough to stop it myself.” I wonder if the drama between her and Perez Hilton had anything to do with this.
Lady Gaga Begs Her Psychotic Fans to Stop Cyberbullying
Usernames, email addresses, salted password hashes, and some real names may have been compromised.
League of Legends hacked, North American player information at risk, new security features coming
Law and Order.
Think twice before posting that comment on social media.
Judge says Tumblr ‘joke’ was terrorist threat, levies five-year social media ban
Oh brother. Another instance where politics and video games probably shouldn’t mix.
Funding Campaign Launches for Choice: Texas, a Game about Pro-Choice