Cyber Beat Daily: TV Anchor, NTSB Duped By Obviously Fake Asiana Pilot Names + The Day's Top Tech Picks

The day’s favorite picks in social media and technology for 7/12: TV Anchor, NTSB Duped By Obviously Fake Asiana Pilot Names; Over-connected: some Americans have used their cell-phones during sex; Twitter’s Sharknado storm; how the US is fighting China in the cyberwar; hunt for ‘United Stasi of America’ prankster; meet the Raspberry Picrowave; DoJ will be more careful about spying on journalists; Prenda copyright troll update; that government research on gun violence and video games is getting closer.

Read below for these stories and more.

Featured Story.

News outlet and NTSB get trolled royally.
TV Anchor Reads Fake, Racist ‘Pilot Names’ In On-Air Fail Of The Year

The NTSB actually confirmed those names to the TV station, then later issued an apology for the error. It was, of course, blamed on an intern.  It’s always the intern.  Or hackers.

Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.

Over-connected: Because God forbid you miss a Facebook status. (Unless they’re counting photo/video, in which case that number would likely be higher…).
9 Percent of Americans Have Used Cell Phones During Sex

Twitter said the two sides had “agreed to continue to work actively together in order to fight racism and anti-Semitism”.
Twitter hands over data in French anti-Semitism case

Twitter goes all campy.
‘Sharknado’ creates a social media storm

Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.

How America Is Fighting Back Against Chinese Hackers

German cops looking for “United Stasi of America” prankster

Developer Hacks His Microwave Into The Microwave Of The Future

Law and Order.

This is the outcome when the DoJ investigates itself.
DOJ: Now That We’ve Been Embarrassed For Spying On Journalists, We’ll Be A Little More Careful

Judge Wright to John Steele: “I find it laughable that you used the word ‘fraud'”
Prenda’s John Steele in LA: Two wrongs don’t make a Wright (happy)


Which means we’re that much closer to more shrill freakouts from politicians…
Report: CDC Closer to Beginning Research on Gun Violence and Video Games


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