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WHOA Newsletter - September 1, 2008

WHO@ Newsletter

September 1, 2008

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .I apologize if this offends anyone, but I laughed my butt off when I read just the headline

Malaysian man gets nut stuck around penis: report
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/malaysiasexoffbeat;_ylt=AiSw8e7nJunHAoggc6PXKHDtiBIF

A Malaysian welder had to have a nut removed from around his penis after an attempt to lengthen it before he gets engaged next week went embarrassingly wrong, a news report said Sunday.

The nut got stuck on his penis following an erection, the Star newspaper said, forcing him to seek help at a hospital in southern Johor state.

Staff from the Sultanah Aminah hospital had to drain some blood from the penis and cut away a top layer of skin before the object could be removed, the newspaper said.

It said the fire and rescue department were also involved in trying to remove the nut from the unnamed welder, who is in his 20s and hoped the nut would weigh down his penis to make it longer.

"The patient is now recovering and we hope to discharge him today (Sunday)," hospital director Daud Abdul Rahim told the Star.

On August 25, another young man in Kuala Lumpur had tried to increase his sexual prowess by slipping a steel ring around his penis, forcing the fire department to cut off the ring after doctors were unable to remove it, the newspaper said.

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Small World that may be getting too big - 09/01/08
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/sep/01/facebook.socialnetworking
It was 11.05pm and the queue outside the exclusive Embassy nightclub in Mayfair, London, was getting restless. A young man nervously adjusted his tie as a blond woman scanned the list of names on her clipboard. Two young women flounced away after being refused entry. But one phrase could guarantee immediate passage past the velvet cordon: "I'm ASW."

Internet puts personal data within reach of wrong people, Adamstown man learns - 08/31/08
http://www.readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=104192
Using social networking and other online tools can put your personal information in the wrong hands. A bit of caution can prevent some serious problems.

Russia Web site owner killed after arrest - 08/31/08
http://news.yahoo.com/s/cnet/20080901/tc_cnet/83011357831002979838;_ylt=AhYQnFqOe33z29Wp46ANJdb6VbIF
The owner of an opposition Internet news site in Russia's volatile Ingushetia region was shot and killed Sunday after being detained by police.

Social networks and "psychological profiling" in real time -08/29/08
http://www.popgadget.net/2008/08/sometimes_techn.php
Sometimes technology can be put to really great use. Sometimes it can just be used to spy on us.

Man Sentenced For E-Mail Threats - 08/29/08
http://www.my58.com/news/17339568/detail.html
A Sacramento man was sentenced Friday for using e-mail to threaten the FBI, police and members of the rock band Korn, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott said.

Des Moines man indicted for Internet threats, ID theft - 08/29/08
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008145766_threats29m.html
A Des Moines man was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Seattle in a case involving Internet threats to shoot or blow up employees at Boeing facilities and at an Anacortes oil refinery.

Missouri Internet Stalking and Harassment Law Goes Into Effect - 08/29/08
http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/30246/
Legislation called for to protect children from Internet stalking and harassment in the wake of Megan Meier's terrible death goes into effect.

Stowaway computer virus sent into orbit - 08/28/08
http://www.wkbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=8913146
Nasa has confirmed that computer viruses have made it into space, after finding that computers on board the International Space Station were harbouring a malicious worm.

Brunswick man held on email threat - 08/28/08
http://news.mainetoday.com/updates/032186.html
A Brunswick man was arrested early today in connection with a racially charged e-mail sent to Gov. John Baldacci and at least one other member of the Maine delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, police said.

E-mail threat leads to cyberstalking charge - 08/28/08
http://www.gastongazette.com/news/charge_24245___article.html/cyberstalking_leads.html
A Wilmington man faces a charge of cyberstalking after a Gastonia man told police he e-mailed death threats.

Warning to college students: Beware e-pervs - 08/28/08
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20094999&BRD=1697&PAG=461&dept_id=44551&rfi=6
Colleges and universities in New Jersey are being asked to warn incoming freshmen and returning students about the dangers of sexual predators surfing the Internet, cyber bullying and harassment, Attorney Anne Milgram said yesterday.

MySpace threats lead to arrest - 08/27/08
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080827/NEWS03/808270361/1062
Threats against a Captain Shreve High School senior that were posted on MySpace, a social networking Web site, led to an assault charge for a classmate.

Fifth suspect arrested over 'Islamic internet plot to kill Gordon Brown' - 08/27/08
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1049212/Fifth-suspect-arrested-Islamic-internet-plot-kill-Gordon-Brown.html
A fifth person has been arrested in connection with threats to kill the Prime Minister which were posted on an Islamic website.

Man arrested for posting Guns N' Roses songs on Web - 08/27/08
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080828/wr_nm/gunsnroses_dc;_ylt=AoXwPIU3nQlfNDj3LnQtK0z6VbIF
Federal officials on Wednesday arrested a man on suspicion of violating copyright laws for placing songs on the Internet from an unreleased album by rock band Guns N' Roses.

Fury over web film of graffiti at Palace - 08/27/08
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/royals/article1611601.ece
AN internet clip in which a hoodie scrawls graffiti on Buckingham Palace was blasted by royal officials last night.

Herbal medicines sold online frequently contain 'dangerous levels of toxic metals' - 08/27/08
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23545241-details/Herbal+medicines+sold+online+frequently+contain+'dangerous+levels+of+toxic+metals'/article.do
Herbal medicines sold online frequently contain dangerous levels of lead, arsenic and mercury, a study suggests.

Apple's 'misleading' iPhone advert banned - 08/27/08
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article4618214.ece
Apple has been forced to withdraw an advert for the original iPhone after its claims that the device could access “all parts of the internet” were deemed inaccurate.

PayPal Refunds $50 Defraud, Sics Collections On You - 08/27/08
http://consumerist.com/5041902/paypal-refunds-50-defraud-sics-collections-on-you
Last year, Gpotato.com fraudulently took $50 from reader Adam's Paypal account. He disputed the charge, Paypal agreed it was fraud and returned the funds, and Adam closed the account.

The Seven Deadliest Social Networking Hacks - 08/26/08
http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=162226&WT.svl=news2_1
Think you know who your real online friends are? You could be just a few hops away from a cybercriminal in today's social networks

Website selling fake sicknotes for £25 each being investigated - 08/26/08
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1049315/Website-selling-fake-sicknotes-25-investigated.html
The NHS fraud squad is investigating a website that sells fake NHS sicknotes for £25.

You really can't hide on Internet - 08/26/08
http://www.baxterbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080826/OPINION01/808260324/1014/OPINION
Remember the old saying, "You can run, but you can't hide"? These days, there seems to be a lot of folks who think they can hide behind a cloak of Internet anonymity, who believe they can comment and hide without consequences.

Facebook summarily denies undeniable user-menacing security hole - 08/25/08
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/25/facebook_security_hole/
Facebook's hip new application platform contains a gaping hole that allows attackers to run malicious javascript on unsuspecting users' machines, a developer has demonstrated.

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