Cyber Beat Daily: Social Media Backlash Over Rolling Stone's Boston Bomber Cover + The Day's Top Tech Picks

The day’s top picks in social media and technology for 7/17:  Social Media Backlash Over Rolling Stone’s Boston Bomber Cover; LAPD scours social media in relation to string of robberies possibly connected to same group of vandals during anti-Zimmerman protests; Twitter dares man’s MLB stunt; sometimes not everything is a story just because it’s big on social media; Anonymous hacks FEMA; “The Fifth Estate” Wikileaks movie trailer unveiled; DDoS Attack on Network Solutions; Judge to rule on ‘aiding the enemy’ charge in Manning WikiLeaks trial; Comic-Con’s big lineup; another death blamed on Xbox by another media outlet.

Read below for these stories and more.

Featured Story.

Or was that a Tiger Beat cover?

Instead of featuring something more like, say, Boston Marathon bombing victims, Rolling Stone went with a glorified rock-star pic of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for its cover profile on the bombing suspect.  Twitter and Facebook naturally exploded.

Rolling Stone Boston Bombing Suspect Cover Sparks Huge Social Media Backlash

Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.

LAPD scours social media about Hollywood robberies, sources say

Dared by a 1,000 retweets, dude invades MLB All-Star field

Social media and the news…summed up in one cartoon panel.
Social Media Isn’t Always That Important

Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.

Anonymous claims hack of US’s FEMA in retaliation for ‘implied threats’

The official “The Fifth Estate” movie trailer was unveiled today.
Will WikiLeaks movie ‘The Fifth Estate’ turn Assange into a hero?

Many hosted sites were down for at least three hours, though some still appeared to be down even after Network Solutions posted that the sites should be back to normal operation.
Network Solutions restores service after DDoS attack

Law and Order.

Judge to rule on key charge in Manning WikiLeaks trial


‘Vin Diesel, Sandra Bullock, Joss Whedon and even Metallica will be there with new projects.’
Comic-Con gets even bigger and geekier for 2013

Teen’s death after an attack from an undiagnosed heart condition blamed on an overly excited session of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Daily Mail Tries to Blame ‘Xbox’ for UK Teen’s Death


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