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Anonymous continues its hack offensive against Westboro Baptist Church

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A Westboro Baptist Church member's Twitter account was hacked and has been tweeting about it since Sunday evening. Over the weekend, Anonymous was stirred to action against an old nemesis: the Westboro Baptist Church. The most recent feud came in the wake of WBC’s appalling reaction to the Sandy...
Anonymous continues its hack offensive against Westboro Baptist Church

About that NRA shooting app

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"NRA: Target Practice" went on sale a month after the Sandy Hook massacre. FORTUNE -- The NRA going after President Obama because his children are protected by armed guards (the Secret Service) is just what White House spokesman Jay Carney says it is: "repugnant and cowardly." It's also nothing new....
About that NRA shooting app

Google Updates Home Page With Vigil Candle For Victims Of School Shooting

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In a show of solidarity with those grieving tonight over a school shooting in Connecticut, Google placed a subtle vigil candle below its search box. Google’s graceful, yet poignant gesture speaks the uniqueness of this particular tragedy. Earlier today, a scores of citizens flooded the White House’s official online petition website, WeThePeople, calling for...
Google Updates Home Page With Vigil Candle For Victims Of School Shooting
What's Facebook's responsibility when the nation seeks to lynch someone on only a name?

Booting Up: 'Hey, the U.S. Totally Cyberattacked Us Too' - North Korea

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Happy Friday. (Photo: Sodahead) Perhaps feeling jealous of China, North Korea is now accusing the U.S. of committing cyberattacks against it. [Tech in Asia] We’ve reached the point where online programming could actually make a significant dent at the Emmy’s. House of Cards, anyone? [The Daily Dot] Google Reader’s demise as...
Booting Up: 'Hey, the U.S. Totally Cyberattacked Us Too' - North Korea
President Obama Responds to Petitions Against Gun Violence in New Video
What Wikipedia can tell us about the future of news

Is Our Addiction To Tragedy On Social Media Inspiring Violence?

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If terrorism requires an audience, then the recent mainstream adoption of social media may be giving violent actors a bigger stage than ever before. There are many reasons people lash out at the world, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to suggest that becoming the center of the attention could...
Is Our Addiction To Tragedy On Social Media Inspiring Violence?

The Most Detailed Account Yet Of The Sandy Hook Massacre

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The most detailed account yet of the Sandy Hook massacre has been written by Edmund Mahony and Dave Altimari of the Hartford Courant. A link to their story follows. The details are beyond horrific. The only positiive note is that decisions by two teachers, Kaitlin Roig and Victoria Soto, may...
The Most Detailed Account Yet Of The Sandy Hook Massacre
Anonymous keeps Westboro Baptist Church from picketing Aaron Swartz funeral

The Qassam Cyber Fighters Send Holiday Greetings With Renewed DDoS Attacks On Banks

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Wells Fargo, hit by al-Qassam Cyber Fighters DDoS attacks. Denial of Service elves Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters issued a new statement Tuesday and apparently renewed DDoS attacks on American bank websites. In a brief Pastebin post the hackers–who claim they are mainly motivated by outrage over the anti-Muslim video, Innocence of...
The Qassam Cyber Fighters Send Holiday Greetings With Renewed DDoS Attacks On Banks

Facebook pages pop-up exploiting Newtown victims

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Authorities ask the social network to take down intimidating posts and fraudulent tribute pages surrounding the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. [Read more]...
Facebook pages pop-up exploiting Newtown victims
Vice President Biden narrates his photos in new Soundcloud audio series, website

9 Lessons The Tech World Learned In 2012

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LESSON 1: Tweet in haste, repent at leisure Who would have thought that an elderly Tory peer would become a leading innovator in internet law? Yet that is what Lord McAlpine has become. It's not clear whether it was him or his lawyers who came up with the idea of...
9 Lessons The Tech World Learned In 2012

Adam Lanza Described As "Very Very Bright" And "A Deeply Disturbed Kid"

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This story was written and reported by Harriet Alexander, David Barrett, Laura Donnelly, Jon Swaine in Newtown, CT. Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who killed his mother and 26 people at a primary school in Connecticut, was "very, very bright", his aunt claimed as she disclosed his mother had chosen to...
Adam Lanza Described As "Very Very Bright" And "A Deeply Disturbed Kid"

Sen. Charles Grassley: An Unregulated Video Game Market Is A Dangerous Thing

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It looks as if politicians just aren't going to let video games continue to operate without regulatory oversight. We've already seen Rep. Jim Matheson's bill, which would basically turn a voluntary system (the ESRB) into a mandatory one with fines handed out for violations. It's a cynically redundant piece of...
Sen. Charles Grassley: An Unregulated Video Game Market Is A Dangerous Thing
Radio stations yank Ke$ha's 'Die Young,' Foster the People's 'Pumped Up Kicks' following Newtown shooting
Apple raises age limit for "violent" NRA target practice game

Are video games really the villains in our violent age?

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The Sandy Hook school massacre has revived concerns about the effects of first-person shooter games, but some of them are actually good for youThe number of aliens you kill may directly contribute to an improvement in your brain. This may not sound like a typical scientific discovery, but it has...
Are video games really the villains in our violent age?

How 29-Year-Old Kaitlin Roig Saved More Than A Dozen Young Lives At Sandy Hook

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Yesterday, a nightmare unraveled at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, where more than 25 innocent children and teachers were gunned down by a deranged shooter. But amidst the unspeakable horror were beautiful displays of love and courage that saved many children's lives. ABC's Barbara Walters interviewed 29-year-old Katlin...
How 29-Year-Old Kaitlin Roig Saved More Than A Dozen Young Lives At Sandy Hook

The Latest, Deadliest Gun And Weaponry Innovations, Brought To You By A Newtown, CT Trade Group

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Since the Sandy Hook massacre, there have been 1,013 deaths from gun violence in the United States. Meanwhile, one of the country's biggest gun shows--sponsored by a Newtown-based group--is currently underway in Las Vegas. Here's a look inside our complicated manufacturing of deadly force. Rifles tricked-out with Wi-Fi that...
The Latest, Deadliest Gun And Weaponry Innovations, Brought To You By A Newtown, CT Trade Group

Gun lobby releases shooting game

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National Rifle Association launches shooting game - approved for young children - a month after the Sandy Hook tragedy....
Gun lobby releases shooting game

TrackingPoint Sniper Sight Can Display Targets On An iPad

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A few months back we covered a new 'TrackingPoint' rifle sight that "turns every shooter into a sniper," and recently they presented their weapons and sights at the massive techie gathering CES. The verdict: its even cooler than we anticipated. Lee Hutchinson (who actually got to pull the trigger!) of...
TrackingPoint Sniper Sight Can Display Targets On An iPad
Obama: 'Congress should fund research into the effects violent video games have on young minds'
Tech leaders push for gun control with SOPA protests as a model

Internet troll admits Facebook threats to kill 200 Tennessee students

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Reece Elliot of South Shields left messages using a false name on memorial Facebook page for US schoolgirl killed in car crashA self-confessed British internet "troll" has admitted threatening to kill 200 people at a US school by posting menacing comments on a memorial Facebook page.Thousands of pupils stayed away...
Internet troll admits Facebook threats to kill 200 Tennessee students

NRA's Plan: If We Blame Video Games & Movies For Sandy Hook Massacre, Perhaps People Will Stop Blaming Guns

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There's been a fair amount of discussion about "gun control" in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre -- and whether or not you believe that gun control is important or that it wouldn't have made a difference one way or the other (and I've seen both arguments over and...
NRA's Plan: If We Blame Video Games & Movies For Sandy Hook Massacre, Perhaps People Will Stop Blaming Guns

Web sites go dark to honor Sandy Hook victims

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A long list of Web sites went dark for one minute at 9:30 a.m. ET today to mark a moment of silence for the 26 women and children who were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday....
Web sites go dark to honor Sandy Hook victims
Anonymous renews fight against Westboro Baptist Church for planning Newtown school shooting picket

Anonymous sets sights on an old enemy--the Westboro Baptist Church

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That link? It leads to a survey entitled, "Interactive Butthurt Report v. 2.0." Nothing is beneath the Westboro Baptist Church, as evidenced by the group's announcement to picket outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in wake of the recent tragedy. The group's most recent, perhaps most deplorable decision has apparently irked...
Anonymous sets sights on an old enemy--the Westboro Baptist Church
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