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Monday, January 04, 2010

WHO@ Newsletter - January 4, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .All I can say is, Wow, you need anger management
Police: Ohio woman hit window over lack of nuggets
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100103/NEWS02/1030332
Police say an Ohio woman punched through a McDonald's drive-through window because Chicken McNuggets weren't available.

Police were called Friday to the restaurant in Toledo.

Police say 24-year-old Melodi Dushane was treated for injuries, then jailed. She pleaded not guilty to a vandalism charge. She was released on a recognizance bond and ordered not to have contact with the restaurant. The phone number for her home address isn't listed.

A manager at the McDonald's declined Monday to discuss the incident.

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Malaysia "Allah" row spills on to Facebook - 01/04/10
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100104/wr_nm/us_malaysia_allah
More than 43,000 Malaysians protested online over a court ruling allowing a Catholic paper to use the word "Allah" to describe the Christian God, signaling growing Islamic anger in this mostly Muslim Southeast Asian country.

Hackers mimic Huffington Post's Twitter feed - 01/02/10
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100102/ap_on_hi_te/us_huffington_post_twitter
A Huffington Post spokesman says the left-leaning news and opinion Web site was not hacked when a Twitter social network feed emerged in its name and began issuing insults with a conservative bent.

False Facebook page accusation - 01/01/10
http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2010/01/01/01012010waccops.html
(scroll to bottom)
A 30-year-old Lorena woman is charged with felony online harassment after McLennan County sheriff’s officials say she created a damaging Facebook account in the name of her husband’s former stepdaughter.

Van Morrison blames hackers for news he has become a father saying the story is 'completely and utterly' unfounded - 01/01/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1239688/Van-Morrison-blames-hackers-news-father.html
The showbusiness world was taken by surprise when it was announced that Van Morrison had become a father again at the age of 64.

Wenatchee man charged with cyberstalking - 01/01/10
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/jan/01/wenatchee-man-charged-with-cyberstalking/
A 29-year-old Wenatchee man has been charged with cyberstalking for allegedly sending threatening messages through a Facebook account.
Jeramie P. Palmer was charged Dec. 7 in Chelan County Superior Court with three counts of felony cyberstalking. Under state law, cyberstalking is using electronic communication to threaten to injure or to kill someone.

Domestic violence and stalking victims get new legal protections - 01/01/10
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-domestic-violence-lawsjan01,0,7623188.story
Victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault have new legal protections available to them in Illinois starting Friday.
Most significant, experts said, are the 2010 state laws to combat stalking, a crime that affects an estimated 3.4 million Americans.

Your Space or MySpace? - 01/01/10
http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=312959255
In these days of company-issued BlackBerries or personal iPhones, employees no longer can be banned from accessing personal e-mail or Facebook at the office. Recognizing this, progressive companies are revising their Internet-use policies to govern use of social-networking sites during the work day. Simply put, the substantial benefits of responsible social networking outweigh the risks.

Craigslist Sex Ad Turns into Iowa Woman's Nightmare - 12/31/09
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/12/18/crimesider/entry5996309.shtml
An explicit ad placed on Craigslist offering sex with multiple partners has Iowa resident Jody Karns rattled. The problem? Her phone number was listed, but she says she isn't the one who placed the advertisement.

Internet safety is a must - 12/30/09
http://www.stuttgartdailyleader.com/news/education/x1671990576/Internet-safety-is-a-must
There are many ways we protect our children from dangers. We warn them never talk to or take candy from strangers, don’t get in a car with someone they don’t know, we set curfews and rules, tell them to choose their friends carefully and not to get mixed up with the wrong crowds. One of the more, not so obvious ways they can be in danger is through the internet and it comes in many forms.

One mother's devastating revenge on the 52-year-old paedophile who groomed her child on Facebook - 12/30/09
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/femail/article-1239268/One-mothers-devastating-revenge-52-year-old-paedophile-groomed-child-Facebook.html#ixzz0beqiomLk
Deborah Carver will never forget the moment her confused young daughter called her over to the family computer to read a message she'd been sent.
'Look at this, Mummy,' said 11-year-old Sarah who, while too young to understand exactly what it meant, felt something was not quite right.

Billions face identity fraud threat after hackers crack secret mobile phone codes - 12/30/09
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1239298/Eavesdrop-identity-fraud-threat-billion-mobile-phone-users.html
Billions could have their mobile phone calls intercepted and recorded after computer hackers cracked the secret code used to protect 80 per cent of the world’s users.
The code was posted on the internet by German scientist Karsten Nohl, who said he organised the breach to demonstrate the weakness of mobiles’ security measures.

Colorado transportation worker investigated for work email depicting Obama shining Palin's shoes - 12/30/09
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20091230/UPDATES01/91230011/1002/NEWS01/Colorado+transportation+worker+investigated+for+work+email+depicting+Obama+shining+Palin+s+shoes
It's a reminder that the emails you send at work, can sometimes come back to haunt you. At least one Colorado Department of Transportation employee is being investigated for sending an inappropriate email featuring President Barack Obama and Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

FACEBOOK THREATS MADE - 12/29/09
http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2239736
A 16-year-old boy was charged after a police received a complaint about threatening messages that were sent over the Internet through MSN Messenger and Facebook, city police said.

Update: Man Posing As Panthers Player Arrested - 12/29/09
http://www.digtriad.com/sports/article.aspx?storyid=134892&catid=13
Police say a man posing as a Carolina Panthers[] offensive lineman and swindled people out of $25,000 has been arrested.

Scots internet rat used dating site to prey on terrified women across the world - 12/29/09
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2009/12/29/scots-internet-rat-used-dating-site-to-prey-on-women-worldwide-86908-21928737/
FIVE terrorised women from different sides of the world have revealed how they fell victim to a Scots internet sex cheat.

Threatening texts lead to cyberstalking charge, report states - 12/28/09
http://www.gastongazette.com/news/woman-41960-cyberstalking-lead.html
A Gastonia woman has been charged with cyberstalking a woman and breaking a man’s glasses Wednesday.

No internet sex please, we're Indian. Web firms observe new law - 12/28/09
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/dec/28/sex-internet-india-law
It may have given the world the Kama Sutra and the Bollywood wet sari scene, but it appears that India is not yet ready to be exposed to the delicate subject of sex on the internet.

I found my stolen kitchen... on eBay - 12/28/09
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1239025/I-stolen-kitchen--eBay-Burglars-caught-selling-8-000-booty-website.html
When Tristan Brooks arrived home from a weekend away to find his brand new £8,000 kitchen stripped bare he was distraught.
Thieves had made off with everything from the £700 fridge freezer to the curtain hooks and the police said they had no leads.

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