WHOA Newsletter - March 16, 2009

A Happy St. Patrick's Day to those of you who celebrate - we'll be having corned beef and cabbage (no green beer) tomorrow!

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .And how much did he have to drink?

Vt. hunter busted for bolting antlers on dead doe
A man who bolted antlers to the head of a dead doe and posed for a photograph with the deer was fined $400 and jailed for game violations.
Marcel Fournier, 19, shot the deer the evening of Nov. 22 and used lag bolts and epoxy to attach a 10-point rack, officials said. He then checked in the kill as lawful game at Barnie's Market.

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(DISCLAIMER: The following news items were found on the web and were not written or endorsed by WHO@; they are for informational purposes only)

Pregnant TV newsreader terrorised by cyberstalker's abusive emails tells how she feared for her life - 03/16/09
A television presenter has told how she feared for her life after a viewer bombarded her with abusive emails while she was pregnant.
Alexis Bowater, 39, received a stream of threatening messages including one which read: 'I hope your baby dies'.

Bullies turn to hi-tech torment - 03/16/09
Cellphones and the internet now mean bullied school pupils often get "no respite", the children's commissioner says.
"While parents may have been on the receiving end of a small group of bullies in their days at school, their children are potentially exposed to hundreds or thousands of bullies via mobile phone and internet technology," commissioner Cindy Kiro writes in a report to be made public today.

How to avoid a bad rap online - 03/16/09
An otherwise unremarkable trip to a Nevada gun shop became a nightmare for Sammy, a San Francisco artist who works with autistic children.
To amuse herself while her friends shopped, she walked around the store posing for pictures with hunting hats on and holding various weapons. One shot of her holding a pink, zebra-striped rifle was uploaded to a friend's Facebook page. Then the trouble started.

Facebook correspondence sparks marital discord for Silverdale couple - 03/16/09
A 55-year-old Silverdale man was booked into Kitsap County jail on suspicion of assaulting his wife of 28 years after she contacted an old boyfriend on Facebook.

World Wide Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee fell victim to online fraud - 03/16/09
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the worldwide web, has revealed how he fell victim to online fraudsters while trying to buy a gift over the internet.
Sir Tim, who dreamt up the web 20 years ago, said he bought a Christmas present from an online shop. It was only when the present didn't arrive that he realised he had been conned.

Google Earth used by thief to pinpoint buildings with valuable lead roofs - 03/16/09
Tom Berge used the popular internet tool, which shows aerial photographs of towns across the world, to pinpoint museums, churches and schools across south London with lead roof tiles.

Arrest Made For Queensbury Stalking, Burglary - 03/15/09

A Fort Edward man has been charged with stalking a woman and breaking into her residence.
Joshua J. Hooper of Robert Rogers Rd., is lodged in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail after being arrested on charges of second degree burglary, felony. He is also facing misdemeanor counts of fourth degree stalking and fourth degree criminal mischief.

How to tell, what to do if computer is infected - 03/15/09
Computer-virus infections don't cause your machine to crash anymore.
Nowadays, the criminals behind the infections usually want your computer operating in top form so you don't know something's wrong. That way, they can log your keystrokes and steal any passwords or credit-card numbers you enter at Web sites, or they can link your infected computer with others to send out spam.

Suspect Faces Cyberstalking Federal Charges For Indiana Incident - 03/14/09
An Ohio man who used phony MySpace.com pages to embarrass a Lake Station couple faces federal cyberstalking charges.
Thomas Slapnicker, 26, was arrested near Cleveland, Ohio for allegedly making threats against a victim in Lake Station and her partner, and using the social networking website MySpace to create Web pages posing as the couple, according to a federal indictment released this week.

Craigslist ad for free funeral barter laid to rest - 03/13/09
A New York funeral director hoping to barter a free funeral for construction work on his patio was forced to scrap the idea due to the media frenzy that followed.

Cyber Stalking: Action News Investigation - 03/13/09
We all get junk email now and then but what if the email you receive is so disturbing you’re afraid to even use your computer. A local beauty queen says that’s exactly what happened to her.

State Patrol formally hands "Email-gate" case to a detective - 03/13/09
The Washington State Patrol says it has assigned a detective to look into the Washington State Labor Council email "threat" that backfired Wednesday and scuttled the council's top legislative priority this session.

The unblinking eye of the boss sees more than you realize - 03/12/09
Warning: reading this story at work could be hazardous to your career.
Your boss could be watching your keystrokes, logging websites you visit and keeping track of how long you spend there, and looking for keywords in your emails. As if that weren't scary enough, some employers are going even further by demanding prospective employees submit to deep background checks as a condition of employment.

Stopping stalkers on the Web - 03/12/09
Somewhere in the midst of free speech and privacy, new-fangled technologies and old-fashioned intimidation, there exists a new word ­ cyberstalking.

Home intruder confronted live on Twitter and online TV by technology writer Dave Prager - 03/12/09
At around 4am in the morning Dave Prager spotted an unknown man in his San Francisco apartment.
Mr Prager, an online technology writer and web video star for internet television station Revision3, immediately posted the event onto social website Twitter.

Fury at cop hate on Facebook - 03/12/09
A FACEBOOK group threatening cops must be stopped, a peer demanded yesterday.
Lord Mackenzie told the Lords the obscenely-named campaign targeting Northumbria Police now has 7,000 members.

The coward and the keyboard - 03/11/09
Cowards have a new persona and its name is anonymity.
In the past a person who started stupid vicious gossip did eventually have to face the consequences. They either had to back up what was said or apologize for starting the lies.

Google ad service raises privacy fears - 03/11/09
Google knows more about you than any organisation in human history. It can give you a bird’s eye view of your house, allow friends and family to track your every move through their mobile phones, and through its search engine - knows your likes, dislikes and even your vices.

Man arrested for cyberstalking - 03/11/09
Larry Steve Hutchinson, 44, of Gonzales, turned himself in to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office on a charge of cyberstalking after detectives alerted him that he had an outstanding warrant.

Internet Mother of six on welfare paid $2,000 for English bull dogs - 03/11/09
Michelle St. Amand admits she has a soft spot for animals, so when she saw an ad on the Internet to adopt a pair of English bulldogs, she made arrangements to transport them to her home. Seven months and hundreds of dollars later, she is still without the pets.
Sgt. Steve Gourdeau of the Hampton RCMP said police are investigating the case of alleged Internet fraud.

Sexting and teenagers: Are societal norms to blame? - 03/10/09
Sexting is a growing trend amongst teens in the United States, landing individuals in court, on the sex offender registry and for some, in the grave. But it is really a problem with skewed moral views in the United States?


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