WHO@ Newsletter - April 27, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .I want one!

Bra deflects bullet aimed at Detroit woman

A 57-year-old Detroit woman avoided serious injury when the underwire on her bra deflected a bullet shot at her from next door, police said.

The woman, who lives on the West side of Detroit, saw a group of men breaking into a neighbour's house on Tuesday morning. When the men spotted her, one of them fired a shot at her, a police spokesman said.

The bullet struck the underwire on the woman's bra and that saved her from a more serious injury, police said.

"It did slow the bullet down," said Detroit police spokesman Phillip Cook. "She sustained injuries but they're not life threatening."

The woman, who was not identified, was treated at a nearby hospital. The suspects in the shooting drove away.

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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)

School wants to halt athletes' dumb web posts - 04/27/09
University of Oklahoma officials use new software to monitor athletes' use of social network sites such as MySpace and Facebook

Bit of slap & Twitter - 04/27/09
A BROTHEL is touting its services via social networking site TWITTER.
‘House of Divine’ advertises which girls are on duty each day ­ and issues ‘special offers’ to punters’ mobile phones.

Who reads teens' texting? Maybe Dad - 04/26/09
Call it the clash of technology and the adolescent brain. Today teenagers have the ability to create and widely forward suggestive messages and pictures of themselves or their friends in seconds. Unfortunately, the ability to consider the consequences of their actions often kicks in much later.

A Tragedy That Won’t Fade Away - 04/25/09
This is a story about a photo­an image so horrific we can't print it in NEWSWEEK. The picture shows the lifeless body of an 18-year-old Orange County girl named Nikki Catsouras, who was killed in a devastating car crash on Halloween day in 2006. The accident was so gruesome the coroner wouldn't allow her parents, Christos and Lesli Catsouras, to identify their daughter's body. But because of two California Highway Patrol officers, a digital camera and e-mail users' easy access to the "Forward" button, there are now nine photos of the accident scene, taken just moments after Nikki's death, circulating virally on the Web. In one, her nearly decapitated head is drooping out the shattered window of her father's Porsche.

Craigslist Killing: Rare, But Not Unique - 04/25/09
Shelley Riling understands the anguish that Julissa Brisman's family must be feeling. They share similar tragedies.
"She was two months into being 13 when she died, only 2 months into being 13," Riling tells 48 Hours Mystery correspondent Troy Roberts.

Man Charged With Murder Arrested Again Over E-Mails - 04/25/09
Tiana Notice suspected her ex-boyfriend, James P. Carter II, was involved in e-mails ­ from a "Jessica Banderas" ­ questioning why Notice had a restraining order against Carter. She reported the messages to police, as she did other e-mails he allegedly sent from his own account, pleading her to call him. The order banned such correspondence.

Classmates.com Sends Email From Murder Victim - 04/24/09
One of the most popular internet websites is classmates.com. It reconnects people from high school. One Westside High School graduate has joined as the newest member but someone murdered Mary Cronin 17 years ago.

Spam scams - 04/24/09
'Nigerian' Distress
Have you received an email from a person claiming to be a business executive or the surviving spouse of former government official in Nigeria? Has that person claimed their money is tied up for a limited time and offered to pay you later if you pay now to help them access their funds?

New face of Internet stalking is local -04/2/4/09
In the age of the Internet and Facebook, stalkers wear a new face.One of them is 24-year-old Jonathan Wryn Vance of Auburn, a 2007 Auburn University graduate who last week was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison.

Facebook surfing while sick costs Swiss woman job - 04/24/09
A Swiss insurance worker lost her job after surfing popular social network site Facebook while off sick, her employer said on Friday.

Boston Attorney Targets Anonymous Cyberstalkers - 04/23/09
If Boston attorney Joan Lukey has her way, there will be tougher laws governing cyberstalking.
Lukey is in the process of drafting new federal legislation that targets individuals who relentlessly and intentionally post libelous and defamatory statements on the Internet against individuals in an attempt to harm them and ruin their business and personal reputations.

Susan Boyle fans turn to cybersquatting - 04/23/09
Web-savvy fans of Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle are cashing in on the Scottish singer’s new-found popularity by registering unofficial domain names.

Sexting takes 30 seconds; humiliation lasts a lifetime - 04/23/09
Do you remember 20 years ago when a cellular telephone was unique? That was back in the day when the phone, itself, was larger than the receiver of a landline telephone, it was cumbersome, expensive and usually only carried by emergency personnel.

Man arrested for posting obscene profile of ex-boss on Orkut - 04/23/09
A Former call centre employee landed in jail after he took to cyber crime to avenge alleged harassment at the hands of his boss, a woman. Annoyed over “non-payment of dues”, Vikram Singh, a resident of Gobind Pura in Manimajra, allegedly created an obscene profile of the manager of the call centre firm on Orkut, a popular networking site. He was arrested on Wednesday under Section 67 of the IT Act and Section 292 of the IPC.

West Ouachita cyberstalker remains in custody - 04/23/09
The West Ouachita High School student charged with cyberstalking of a female classmate remained in custody Wednesday at Ouachita Correctional Center on $10,000 bond. Kristopher Gossett, 113 Deer Run, reportedly recorded a lurid CD verbally attacking a female classmate and sold copies of the CD to other students at the school.

KSL 5 Investigation: How your cell phone can be used against you - 04/23/09
Your cell phone connects you to the world, but now it could be used to snoop into your private life too. Investigative reporter Debbie Dujanovic discovered how easily technology can turn your cell phone into a super spy.

Michigan man sentenced in MySpace case - 04/22/09
A welder from Michigan who became fixated with a woman after visiting her MySpace page was sentenced on Monday to two years in prison, prosecutor David Russell said.

Guilford County Schools Employee Charged with Cyberstalking - 04/22/09
A Guilford County Schools employee is out of jail after allegedly cyberstalking other employees.
The Greensboro News & Record is reporting Jeffrey Armstrong was arrested because investigators think he threatened another employee via the computer between October of 2008 and last week.

Cyberbullying Goes to College - 04/22/09
In summer 2007, a music professor at BU was shocked to learn that he had a Facebook page ­ in his name, with a recent photo and a spot-on bio. But, the professor recalls, “embedded in the document were really scurrilous things that were reputed to have been said by me, and they were quite unpleasant and ugly and immature.”

Thousands of kids seek help over cyberbullying - 04/22/09
Nearly 10,000 children each week are seeking help to cope with cyberbullying, figures reveal today.
The schoolkids are turning to a support website for advice after being subjected to abusive mobile phone texts and emails.

Irmo man arrested for cyber crime - 04/22/09
After policing the internet, an Irmo teen finds himself in trouble. Investigators say he committed a cyber crime using the popular social networking site 'Myspace.'

Man accused of cyber-stalking - 04/21/09
A DeQuincy man was arrested Friday, accused of attempting to blackmail an Alexandria woman with whom he used to have a relationship.

Protecting Yourself Online - 04/21/09
A man accused of killing a woman he met on craigslist was in court today.
Police say he searched for his victims using "craigslist" personal ads.

Internet drug warning after death - 04/21/09
A coroner has warned about the dangers of buying prescription drugs over the internet after the death of a 22-year-old woman from an overdose.


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