WHO@ Newsletter - November 29, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Gotta love stupid criminals
Phone call from police lobby leads to arrest

The young man apparently just wanted to phone his parents. But his mistake came when he made the call from the Eugene, Ore., police station lobby.

Police say an officer working a desk assignment Wednesday recognized the man from surveillance footage of Tuesday's robbery of a Wells Fargo bank branch.

The officer notified detectives, who arrested the man nearby.

Police say 23-year-old Nathan Alan Bramlage was booked into the Lane County Jail for investigation of second-degree robbery and violating probation.

Detective Ralph Burks tells the Register-Guard, "I just assume that he didn't believe that we'd recognize him."

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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)

Technology brings bullying home - 11/29/10
Say the word "bullying" and the image that likely springs to mind is an oversized bruiser who delights in knocking down the books carried by a 98-pound weakling, or extorting lunch money.

Preventing internet misuse in the workplace - 11/29/10
TECHNICAL advances over the past decade have meant that accessing the internet at work has never been more convenient – or tempting. It has become a resource of huge magnitude and a part of our everyday lives, with e-mails now a key communication tool.

Rogue e-tailer courts negative feedback to boost web traffic - 11/29/10
The New York Times has published an explosive account of an American online retailer that actively solicited negative feedback from customers in order to boost the site's Google ‘pagerank’ and thereby gain more web traffic.

A BANK worker who boasted about her £6,000 redundancy payout on Facebook has been sacked - without getting a penny. - 11/27/10
Royal Bank of Scotland chiefs claimed Katie Furlong, 23, broke a secrecy agreement when she posted about it, saying: "More fool them!" Minutes after the scandal-hit bank announced 3,500 job cuts in September, the debt officer wrote: "I speak for myself when I say WoOOOOooooOooooHOooOooOoo, it was pretty damn obvious something like this was coming.

A GIRL of seven racked up a £250 bill in just one hour on Facebook - 11/26/10
Megan Fox asked to play Petville - an internet game where users can buy virtual clothes and furniture for a make-believe pet. But dad Matthew, 35, had forgotten to log off his stored PayPal payment details. He got an email billing him for 400 US dollars for Megan's games session. Matthew and wife Dawn, 33, pleaded with Facebook and PayPal for a refund but were refused.

Engineering student arrested for cyber harassment - 11/26/10
In yet another case of harassment through social networking sites, officials of cyber crime cell of Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) has arrested a civil engineering student. The student allegedly harassed a girl and threatened to post obscene pictures of her through a dummy account on Facebook.

Burglar 'home alone' kicks back with some brownies and porn - 11/26/10
A brownie-baking burglar made himself at home this week on Braddock Road until a concerned neighbor found the gun-toting intruder inside Thanksgiving morning and he fled. But first he surfed the victim’s computer for pornography, slept in his bed, stole his gun, guzzled his orange juice and was apparently trying to steal his pickup and liquor before he was found, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office incident report.

Dresden man charged with harassing young girl - 11/25/10
A 48-year-old Dresden man is charged with criminal harassment for allegedly attempting to lure a teen girl on the Internet. Lambton OPP said the man allegedly made repeated attempts to get the attention of a 13-year-old girl.

Webcam peeping tom: Hacker jailed after spying on computer users using their own cameras - 11/24/10
A hacker spied on countless computer users by manipulating their home webcams. Matthew Anderson, 33, is understood to have sent out 50million ‘spam’ emails containing an attachment for recipients to click on.

Woman suspected in lockdown threats to be returned to South Florida - 11/24/10
The woman arrested in connection with shooting threats that prompted a code red lockdown of the nation's sixth-largest school district agreed to be returned to South Florida, during a court appearance in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Elissa Martinez, 48, of New Port Richey, turned herself in to the FBI on Tuesday at her Los Angeles attorney's office. Federal agents had been looking for her since the Nov. 10 lockdown.

Maryville man finds someone else advertising his car on Craigslist - 11/24/10
Craigslist has become the go-to classified section for millions of people buying and selling used vehicles, but it's also open to con artists. A Maryville man who advertised his car on Craigslist called 6 On Your Side after discovering someone copied his ad.

Parents fed up in case of daughter's cyber-bullying - 11/23/10
She's watched her 13-year-old daughter terrorized online by tactics that allegedly included plastering personal information on an adult website. But now, Karry Boti said she's at her wits end after her daughter, Kyra Lynn, was targeted in an extreme case of cyber-bullying that started about seven weeks ago.

Breast cancer survivor’s anger after Facebook removes pictures of her 'offensive' scars- 11/23/10
Facebook has upset breast cancer sufferers by removing pictures of operation scars that were posted on the social networking site to promote awareness of the disease. Anna Antell’s tasteful black and white pictures were taken as part of a cancer exhibition at Oxford’s Malmaison Hotel. The exhibition aimed to show off the beauty and bravery of survivors.

Amazon's Christmas Black Friday disaster: Customer fury as bargains disappear in seconds - 11/23/10
Thousands of British shoppers have been left angry and disappointed after bargains promised in a Christmas web sale by Amazon disappeared in a fraction of a second Last night, watchdogs at the Advertising Standards Authority said they were ready to investigate complaints A week of reductions, with up to 70 per cent off best-selling products such as the Nintendo Wii, Xbox games consoles and televisions, has been heavily promoted by Amazon.


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