WHO@ Newsletter - December 7, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .The title just amused me

Police nab woman with nearly $600 of stolen meat
Galesburg police said they have filed a retail theft charge against a woman who was reportedly found pushing a cart filled with nearly $600 worth of meat and meat products outside a supermarket.

Police went to the supermarket Wednesday evening after a store employee spotted the woman on the street outside and apparently coaxed her into returning to the store with the cart.

Officers said the woman appeared intoxicated and told them only that she had taken the meat was that she wanted to visit her boyfriend, who was an inmate at the Knock County Jail.

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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)

You've Got Freedom: AOL ends ties with Time Warner - 12/07/09
AOL is shaking loose from Time Warner Inc. and heading into the next decade the way it began this one, as an independent company. Unlike the 1990s, though, when AOL got rich selling dial-up Internet access, it starts the 2010s as an underdog, trying to beef up its Web sites and grab more advertising revenue.

Net prices ‘fixed’, warns eBay - 12/06/09
BRITAIN’S biggest online marketplace, eBay, has exposed big brands for fixing prices on its website at inflated levels for popular Christmas gifts, from flatscreen LCD televisions to £300 coffee makers.

Facebook, cyberstalking, and National Security - 12/06/09
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) working with the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Samuelson Clinic), has filed suit against various government agencies following a general federal failure to reply to a Freedom Of Information Act request seeking "information concerning the government's use of social-networking websites for investigative purposes on citizens' privacy rights and associated legal protections".

Anger at sex infection texts - 12/06/09
THE ETHICS of a high-tech campaign targeting the spread of sexually transmitted diseases has come under fire from medical groups and ethical organisations.

Two accused of attack on Internet acquaintance - 12/06/09
Two teenagers were charged with assault and harassment, accused of beating a 17-year-old female who showed up Friday at the Fisher Street address of one of the suspects, who was an Internet acquaintance, Buffalo police said.

Women rights activists seek protection against cyber crimes - 12/05/09
Representatives of various civic society organisations and women rights activists have expressed concerns over increase in cyber crimes against women and urged the government to introduce strong legislation to combat this emerging new menace against women.

1 In 4 Teenagers Engage In 'Sexting' - 12/04/09
More than one-in-four young people said they had been involved in “sexting” of some type, according to a new Associated Press-MTV poll.

Social networking proves to be a useful tool for public safety - 12/04/09
Social networking has become a familiar tool utilized by many to keep in touch with friends and family. Today social networking is also an effective communication tool for those who work in public safety.

The rise and fall of MySpace - 12/04/09
In summer 2005, having spent the best part of four decades ­building a newspaper, film and television empire, Rupert Murdoch decided that the time had come to get serious about the internet.

Jury gets case of blogger accused of judge threats - 12/04/09
A New Jersey blogger crossed the line protecting free speech by writing that three federal judges in Chicago "must die" for a decision supporting gun control, a prosecutor said Friday, as the defense countered in closing arguments that giving a passionate opinion is not a crime.

AOL Ditches Security Tokens To Make Logging In Easier - 12/04/09
AOL customers who sprang for the company’s $10 “PassCode” security token to harden their account can get ready to toss their fancy crypto-numeric keyfobs in the same landfill as all those CD-ROMs AOL mailed them in the 1990s.

Former Nicholls student receives probation for Internet threats - 12/04/09
A former Nicholls State University student received probation and community service from a federal judge in New Orleans for sending threatening messages to people on a social networking Web site following President Barack Obama’s election.

More than 1,200 UK shopping websites shut down - 12/04/09
More than 1,200 illegal internet shopping websites that have made millions of pounds for criminals have been shut down by Scotland Yard in the biggest operation of its kind in Britain.

Internet addicts more likely to self harm - 12/04/09
Teenagers who are addicted to the internet are more likely to self-harm than their peers, a new study has claimed.

Suicide tied to cyber bullying - 12/03/09
The recent suicide of 12-year-old Sarah Butler, a Williford seventh grader has once again brought attention to the need for more aggressive cyber bullying legislation in the state.

Ruskin teen's suicide following topless photo draws attention to sexting - 12/03/09
A Ruskin 13-year-old's suicide after a topless photo she sent to a boy made its way to classmates has focused the spotlight on sexting – sharing sexually explicit photos, videos and chat by cell phone or online.

Thanksgiving Webcam Promo Leads to Malware - 12/03/09
The US$10 webcam that Anna Giesman bought her daughter at Office Depot over the Thanksgiving weekend sounds like one of those deals that's too good to be true. And for her, it was. A week later, she's worried and upset because a CD that came with the camera contained a Web link that apparently infected her PC with fake antivirus software.

Online Privacy Campaign Site Kicks Off - 12/03/09
A new site dedicated to improving online privacy launched today with a tool for filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, along with information about your privacy rights - or lack thereof.

Hacker Hits Adobe Illustrator With New Attack - 12/03/09
Adobe Systems' security response team is scrambling to fix a newly disclosed bug in its Illustrator software, even as it readies another security patch for next week.

Web limit on police 'naming and shaming' of criminals - 12/03/09
Police forces that "name and shame" criminals must remove the details from websites after a month, new rules say.

Wikipedia ordered to reveal identity of 'editor' accused of blackmailing mother and child - 12/03/09
A businesswoman smeared by an anonymous contributor to Wikipedia has won a landmark legal battle to have her accuser unmasked.

Slain wife was victim of cyber-stalking - 12/02/09
Court documents obtained by KRCG News reveal more about Karen Kahler's allegations that she suffered long-term abuse at the hands of her husband.

Internet ethics in the office - 12/02/09
All of the basic concepts and ideas that follow are the product of my experience, and your employer can offer a more lenient or more conservative Internet use policy based on the needs of the business or your terms of employment. As you prioritize your Internet use in the office, it is important to contemplate how it fits into your value system. It is ultimately your decision whether an extra hour of YouTube or Facebook use in the office is worth risking the continued income and benefits your employer provides.

Local Blogger Facing Cyberstalking Charges - 12/02/09
A local blogger is facing cyberstalking charges after authorities said he sent more than two-dozen e-mails in less than an hour to another blogger.

Doctors warned not to respond to sexual advances from patients on Facebook - 12/02/09
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) said it was aware of several cases where patients have attempted to proposition doctors by sending them a private message via a networking site.

W.Va. man sues over use of mugshot - 12/01/09
A McMechen man whose mugshot won a measure of Internet fame is planning to sue companies he says are profiting from the image.


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