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Monday, June 29, 2009

WHO@ Newsletter - June 29, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .This is pretty cheesy
Tenn. couple accused of assault using Cheetos
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090627/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_cheetos_assault

Authorities said a couple got into a fight using Cheetos. The Bedford County Sheriff's Department said a 40-year-old man and 44-year-old woman became involved in a 'verbal altercation.' Somehow, the orange puffy snacks were used in the assault.

Deputies said they were charged with domestic assault. No one was hurt.

According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, both posted bond of $2,500.

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Mythbuster Adam Savage fights $11,000 AT&T bill with Twitter army - 06/29/09
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/258949/tv-star-busts-att-bill-with-twitter.html
The star of MythBusters, Adam Savage, has had an $11,000 charge for data roaming dropped thanks to his 60,000 Twitter followers.

Thieves net fish with Google - 06/28/09
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2505087/Thieves-net-fish-with-Google.html
CUNNING crooks are using Google Earth to locate and steal expensive koi carp, cops say.
The crooks use internet mapping systems to find gardens with ponds so they can nick the valuable fish.

Internet harassment - 06/27/09
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090627/jsp/calcutta/story_11164826.jsp
Sourav Hazra, 25, was arrested on Friday for allegedly posting an indecent profile of a woman on social networking website Orkut and sending her lewd text messages.

Apple Bans 'Hottest Girls' iPhone App - 06/26/09
http://www.informationweek.com/news/personal_tech/iphone/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218101614
Apple threw cold water on the "Hottest Girl" iPhone app, removing the software from the App Store after the developer started showing pictures of topless women.

Lesbian conwoman jailed for tricking people she met in internet chatrooms out of £100,000 - 06/26/09
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1195539/Lesbian-conwoman-tricked-people-met-internet-chatrooms-100-000.html
A lesbian, who conned users on gay website chatrooms out of over £90,000, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Facebook prisoner faces inquiry - 06/25/09
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/8118092.stm
A convicted robber from Greater Manchester is being investigated after he was apparently able to update his Facebook page from his prison cell.

How Facebook nearly destroyed our marriage - 06/25/09
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/femail/article-1195294/How-Facebook-nearly-destroyed-marriage.html
After they married, Jane and Gary Sherbrooke enthusiastically posted their wedding photos on Facebook for all their friends to see. And on their six-month extended honeymoon, shots of their travels through India, Nepal and Sri Lanka were uploaded on to their home page on the popular social networking site.

Turmoil brings out 'hacktivists' attacks on web - 06/24/09
http://www.wbbm780.com/Turmoil-brings-out--hacktivists--attacks-on-web/4669809
For about 90 minutes Wednesday, visitors to the Oregon University System's Web site found themselves taken for a ride they didn't ask for. They were redirected to another site under the control of a hacker, who posted an 89-word screed criticizing the protests in Iran.

Oscar-winning composer, 71, 'raped 11 women using Craigslist to lure victims with promise of film role' - 06/24/09
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1195157/Oscar-winning-composer-Joseph-Brooks-raped-11-women-using-Craigslist-attract-victims-promise-film-role.html
The Oscar-winning composer behind 'You Light Up My Life' raped 11 women he lured to his apartment with the promise of a starring role in a movie, prosecutors said today.

Cyberstalking charge filed - 06/23/09
http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20090623/NEWS01/906230327/1002
An Otis woman who reported being battered by four people in May was arrested herself Friday in connection with reportedly harassing those arrested for her battery, authorities said.

Google executives in landmark trial for allowing YouTube video of autistic boy being beaten by schoolmates - 06/23/09
]http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1194934/Google-executives-trial-landmark-case-privacy-allowing-YouTube-video-showing-autistic-boy-beaten-schoolmates.html
Four Google executives go on trial today accused of allowing a video to be posted on YouTube showing an autistic schoolboy being abused.

LOCAL NEWS ANCHOR FILES RESTRAINING ORDER - 06/22/09
http://1410wizm.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=2718
A local tv anchorwoman is seeking a restraining order against someone who has been sending her harassing emails. Channel 19 morning news anchor Amy Dupont has been receiving nasty emails for about a year now. Never threatening, but harassing, with comments derogatory about her, and her on-air work.

Bolivian TV falls for Air France crash hoax - 06/22/09
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/22/air_crash_hoax/
Bolivian TV channel PAT has been left looking a bit daft after broadcasting extraordinary images of the last moments of Air France flight 447, lost over the Atlantic on 1 June

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