The day’s top stories in social media and technology for 5/7 include the latest celebrity SWATting, terror on social media, Saudi prince’s take on blocking social media, AP tells staffers not to retweet rumors, Ohio’s social media hero, OpUSA cyberattack, Internet blackout in Syria, Obama and Romney campaigns endured repeated hacking attempts in 2012, the epic Prenda copyright troll finale, Dr. Phil producer sues Gawker, video game publisher drops gun manfacturer licensing agreements, and International Game Developers Association Applauds Senate’s Stall of CISPA.
Read below for these stories and more.
Add CNN’s Anderson Cooper to the ever-growing list. Hello, Eric Holder?
Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
“Twitter is the social network on which it is easiest to promote hate and terror, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.”
A followup to reports that Saudi Arabia may be planning to squelch anonymity on social media.
They needed a reminder for this?
The man who helped save three women held hostage for a decade is popular on the Twitterz.
Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
And it will only get worse.
Reminiscent of November 2012.
Homeland Security issued warning for what was predicted to be nothing more than a “nuisance”…
…and as predicted, it was mostly bluster.
Law and Order.
This is one righteous judge – with a penchant for Star Trek. The finale of the Prenda copyright trolls case.
Apparently Dr. Phil really dislikes spoilers.
“Electronic Arts says it is severing its licensing ties to gun manufacturers – and simultaneously asserting that it has the right, and the intention, to continue to feature branded guns without a license.”
“IGDA’s Anti-Censorship and Social Issues Committee has issued a statement applauding the Senate’s stall of the bill and the President’s promise to veto it in its current form.”