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Monday, February 09, 2009

WHOA Newsletter - February 9, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Stupid bank robber
Lost thief holes up in bank lavatory
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090202/od_nm/us_thief_lavatory;_ylt=AhC3noEVmD_Wv_ka8b0lTa8SH9EA

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) – A hapless thief drilled his way into a French bank at the weekend, but missed the safe and instead found himself in a lavatory where he was promptly arrested, a French newspaper reported on Sunday.

The 21-year-old broke into a building adjoining a branch of Banque Populaire in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille in the early hours of Saturday morning, La Provence newspaper said.

The paper said the man, who came from Belgium and was not named, thought that he was going to end up in a room housing safe deposit boxes but instead drilled into the lavatories.

Alarms were triggered when he broke through the wall and police caught the man when they arrived on the scene.

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Seven deadly sins of social networking spam - 02/09/09
http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/02/09/234707/seven-deadly-sins-of-social-networking-spam.htm
Messaging security firm Cloudmark has released a list of the "seven deadly sins of social networking spam", now frequently being employed by spammers.
The list is based on analysis of the billions of messages that Cloudmark scans for its social networking customers each day.

Not everyone cheers as Wi-Fi takes to the skies - 02/08/09
http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/02/08/business/07plane.php
For all the annoyance of being crammed into an aluminum tube at 35,000 feet with a bunch of strangers, air travel has offered one benefit: the ability to tell bosses and colleagues, "I'll be on a flight, so you won't be able to reach me."

Friend me? - 02/08/09
http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/515877.html
One glance at a coworker's Facebook profile can reveal tidbits you never considered.
Taste in music. Favorite books. Activities. Interests. Drunken Halloween photos. What they were doing at 9:13 p.m. Thursday.

A Juicy Secret - 02/08/09
http://wordpress.monmouthregional.net/?p=868
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This popular proverb only goes so far. Words can hurt, ruin reputations, friendships, and relationships, which is exactly what JuicyCampus.com does to college students all over the country. JuicyCampus.com is a website whose mission is to enable online free speech for college students. Members anonymously comment on anyone or anything directed to about 60 campuses in the United States.

Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website - 02/08/09
http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/167879/Off-your-Facebook-British-drug-dealers-infiltrate-social-networking-site-Facebook-to-snare-new-victims.html
HUNDREDS of British drug dealers have infiltrated social networking site Facebook in a bid to snare new victims.

Hundreds who posted views on sex assault trial targeted in Tarrant suit - 02/07/09
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/020809dnmetlawsuit.2bd48105.html
Hundreds of people who posted their opinions of a sexual assault trial in an online forum are now the targets of a lawsuit.
The authors of those comments on a Web site thought they were anonymous, but this week, a judge ruled their names should be revealed.

Stolen guitar seen on eBay leads to arrest of suspects - 02/06/09
http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-12/1233897935302820.xml&coll=1
Roselle Park police have unraveled at least part of the mystery behind a string of guitar thefts that has plagued central Jersey in recent months, after discovering one of the stolen instruments for sale on eBay.

Celebs, regular people burned by flamers - 02/06/09
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090206TDY03103.htm
After years of being falsely accused on his blog of involvement in the murder of a high school girl almost 20 years ago, a 37-year-old comedian poured out his heart in a message on his blog.

Top 10 Spam-friendly Registrars Named and Shamed - 02/05/09
http://tech.yahoo.com/news/pcworld/20090206/tc_pcworld/top10spamfriendlyregistrarsnamedandshamed
When it comes time for spammers to register their Internet domain names, some companies are more popular than others.
Spam-fighting organization KnujOn has released a report on the top 10 registrars it has linked to spam and other illicit activity. It found that some companies have cleaned up their act in recent months and that others -- most surprisingly Network Solutions and GoDaddy sister company Wild West domains -- have suddenly popped up on the list.

US teen accused of 'Facebook sex assaults' - 02/05/09
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/facebook/4523997/US-teen-accused-of-Facebook-sex-assaults.html
An 18-year-old US student has been accused of posing as a girl on Facebook, tricking at least 31 male classmates into sending him naked photos of themselves and then blackmailing some for sex acts.

Vt. Woman Accused of Framing Online Match - 02/04/09
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=9789810&nav=menu183_2
Kellye Stephens, 22, laughed and joked with friends in the Barre District Courthouse Wednesday. She was there to learn when she may be going to trial for felony perjury-- accused of creating false evidence that sent an innocent man to prison.

Porn Site Feud Spawns New DNS Attack - 02/04/09
http://tech.yahoo.com/news/pcworld/20090205/tc_pcworld/pornsitefeudspawnsnewdnsattack
A scrap between two pornographic Web sites turned nasty when one figured out how to take down the other by exploiting a previously unknown quirk in the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS).

City of Milan Joins Google Suit - 02/03/09
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/city-of-milan-joins-google-suit/
There was more trouble for Google Tuesday in the Italian case claiming Google violated the privacy of a boy with Down syndrome by allowing a video of him to be posted on its Italian video sharing site.

Bruce Springsteen victim of Wikipedia hoaxers - 02/03/09
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/wikipedia/4446915/Bruce-Springsteen-victim-of-Wikipedia-hoaxers.html
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that can be edited by anyone, has fallen foul of hoaxers again after the entry for American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen was defaced repeatedly during his performance at Sunday's Superbowl.

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