Cyber Beat Daily: Computer Forensic Experts Tie Bradley Manning to Database Breach + The Day's Top Tech Stories

The day’s top stories in social media and technology for 6/10: In trial testimony, computer forensic experts tie Bradley Manning to database breach; Edward Snowden mistaken Twitter identity; warnings for teens on social media; fake Piers Morgan tweets Nelson Mandela death hoax; cyberbullying in the workplace; Judicial Watch founder files first lawsuit over NSA surveillance; Kim Dotcom may be safe from extradition, for now; PETA’s new video game targets “scummy animal experimenters”; new Xbox 360 hardware–and bonus downloads for Gold.

Read below for these stories and more.

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“Computer forensic experts testified on Monday that they traced break-ins to a secret U.S. government website to Bradley Manning, the American soldier charged with the biggest leak of classified files in U.S. history.”

Tech experts tie WikiLeaks soldier to database breach

Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.

At least the poor guy’s got a good sense of humor.

Horse racing enthusiast Edward Snowden is having a bad week on Twitter

‘Misusing social media can endanger teens’ futures’

Teens revealing more on social media

And…case in point.

Teens Face Child Porn Charges For “Sexting”

Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.

Fake Piers Morgan Twitter account fools people into believing Nelson Mandela died.

Nelson Mandela, Piers Morgan Targets Of Cruel Twitter Death Hoax

Aggressive, threatening, demanding or humiliating e-mail from your boss?  “Surveys show an increase in cyberbullying incidents at work. One study from National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health showed that 10.7% of respondents were cyberbullied.”

Cyberbullying Not Limited To Teenagers, Happens In Your Workplace

Law and Order.

“The suit names Larry Klayman, the former chairman of Judicial Watch, and two others who say the government has illegally spied on their Verizon accounts. The spy program, Klayman’s suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia claims, “violates the U.S. Constitution and also federal laws, including, but not limited to, the outrageous breach of privacy, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and the due process rights of American citizens.”

First Lawsuit Over NSA Phone Scandal Targets Obama, Verizon

‘New hearing date set for November 21, 2013–failing that, April 14, 2014.’

Kim Dotcom could be safe from extradition to the US until 2014


Politics and video games really don’t always mix well.  PETA’s new video games “lets players beat up waves of “scummy animal experimenters and free animals from painful laboratory tests.”

PETA Launches Cage Fight: Knock Out Animal Abuse

‘An Xbox 360 that looks a bit like the Xbox One is now available to buy.’

Microsoft announces new Xbox 360 hardware–and bonus downloads for Gold