Cyber Beat Daily: Now Even Your Grandma Can Understand Reddit + The Day's Top Tech Picks

The day’s top picks in social media and technology for 9/9: Now Even Your Grandma Can Understand Reddit; Syrian Electronic Army’s social media presence; Snapchat tries to improve its image; Steubenville Hacker Checks Into (and out of) Rehab; hacked road sign warns of ‘loose gorilla’; what to do if your Twitter’s hacked; Reporter-Telegram website hacked; Google, Facebook, Yahoo petition FISA court for increased transparency; defamatory posts in China could get you jail time; Ubisoft to focus mostly on games for next gen consoles; Activision Hires DC Lobbying Firm to tackle Video Games Research Bill.

Read below for these stories and more.

Featured Story.

Now Even Your Grandma Can Understand Reddit
‘Video legend CGPGrey offers primer on legendary social site’
Reddit explained in under 5 minutes

Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.

Don’t expect trendy handbags on their Pinterest account.
The absurd social media accounts of Syrian Electronic Army

Co-founder: “We don’t want to be a place for people to share mean secrets”
Snapchat tries to shed naughty reputation

Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.

He checked out a day later.
Steubenville Hacker Checks Into Rehab for Alcohol Abuse After ER Visit

Can’t say they’re not creative.
Saginaw I-75 closure sign hacked to warn drivers of ‘loose gorilla’

Never hurts to plan for the worst.
Your Twitter account has been hacked! Here’s what to do about it.

Except, those hackers aren’t Syrian Electronic Army.
Alleged Syrian Electronic Army hack Reporter-Telegram website

Law and Order.

Internet companies step up pressure on the government to allow them to publish stats on national security related data requests.
Google, Facebook, Yahoo petition FISA court for increased transparency

Apparently internet rumors are serious business in China.
Chinese Who Post Defamation Online Face Three Years of Jail Time


Will focus on the next-gen consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Ubisoft Will Mostly Stop Making Games for PS3, Xbox 360 in 2015

Will take on S.134: The Violent Content Research Act of 2013.
Activision Hires Prominent D.C. Lobbying Firm to Tackle Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s Video Games Research Bill


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