Cyber Beat Daily: Durbin removes erroneous claim about Obama insult from Facebook + The Day's Top Tech Picks

The day’s top picks in social media and technology for 10/28: Durbin removes erroneous Facebook post about Obama insult; govt health agency is interested in your social media; ID thieves troll Facebook; archive collects Zuckerberg statements on privacy; doctors: limit kids’ social media use; UK hacker charged over infiltration of US govt systems; SEA hits Organizing for Action and disrupts links in Obama’s social media posts; cyberattack on Israeli tunnel; Wikileaks launches Snowden legal defense website;  police investigating teen sexting in San Diego; voice control on Xbox One Dashboard; Ubisoft won’t punish early Assassin’s Creed IV buyers.

Read below for these stories and more.

Featured Story.

Remember the “I cannot even stand to look at you” comment that didn’t really happen? Senator Dick Durbin finally took down his Facebook post that started the public controversy.

Maybe he shouldn’t have posted it in the first place, eh?
Durbin removes Facebook post after White House miscue

Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.

I’m curious to know what “relevant” means in the context of “By examining relevant tweets and other comments…”
Government ‘Mining’ Social Media for Information on Health Behavior

Let’s not pretend Facebook is the only place they troll.
Identity thieves troll Facebook for information

Speaking of privacy…this professor plans to examine everything Zuckerberg has to say about it.
“Zuckerberg Files” collects everything Facebook CEO has ever said in public

As the article says, #goodluckwiththat
Docs Urge Limits on Kids’ Texts, Tweets

Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.

Apparently he expected to “blow this year wide open” – things turned out differently.
Alleged hacker charged over infiltration of US govt computer systems

Organizing for Action is SEA’s latest victim, which caused links in Obama’s social media posts to also be disrupted.
Syrian Electronic Army hits Obama group, disrupts social media links

Trojan horse attack caused a 20-minute lockdown of the roadway.
Israeli tunnel hit by cyberattack, experts say

Law and Order.

WikiLeaks launches site for Edward Snowden’s legal defense

Life seemed much less complicated when I was growing up.
San Diego police investigating teen sexting


Multitasking by voice sounds cool…although on an off day, I could see it going terribly awry for some of us…
Your Voice Will Drive the Xbox One Dashboard

Ubisoft Won’t Punish Players Who Managed to Purchase Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Early


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