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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Clueless Woman Calls Tech Show When Her Stolen Wi-FI Disappears [VIDEO]

Clueless Woman Calls Tech Show When Her Stolen Wi-FI Disappears [VIDEO]

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Protecting kids from spying webcams

How do you protect your kids from spying webcams? My interview with WPOR radio about the Pennsylvania case, relevant because Maine (where I live) issues school laptops w/webcams to all middle and high school students

Monday, February 22, 2010

WHO@ Newsletter - February 22, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .If you fell for that, I have a bridge I want to sell you
Vt. clerk foils robber with 'Let me call my wife'
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100220/ap_on_fe_st/odd_foiled_stickup

A Vermont convenience store clerk foiled a robbery after the would-be robber demanded $200 cash. Said clerk Michael Patel: "Let me call my wife." With that, Vermont State Police said, a 21-year-old man ran from Ascutney Sunoco. He was later caught and charged with two counts of petty larceny. He pleaded not guilty Thursday in Vermont District Court.

Vermont State Police said the man ­ who was on bail for a pending charge of stealing catalytic converters from cars ­ told Patel he had a gun, but he didn't.

In an interview with the Valley News, the 38-year-old Patel said he and his wife, who've owned the store for four years, work hard for their money and don't want to give it away.

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Mistrial in federal cyberstalking case: hung jury - 02/22/10
http://www.fox8live.com/news/state/story/Mistrial-in-federal-cyberstalking-case-hung-jury/KyJZBmWENUu6QmH5jsv_-A.cspx
Federal jurors deadlock over charges accusing a Lake Providence man of cyberstalking his ex-wife and her husband.

Are sexy spammers stalking you on Twitter? - 02/22/10
http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/are-sexy-spammers-stalking-you-on-twitter--672305
Like seemingly everyone else who spends inordinate amounts of time in the Twittersphere, I'm always on the hunt for more followers.

Stabbing after women set up fight on Facebook - 02/22/10
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,26756196-952,00.html
A DISPUTE on Facebook has been blamed for a fight that led to a woman being stabbed south of Brisbane this morning.

Teenager accused of Suncorp bank fraud back on internet - 02/22/10
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,26757120-952,00.html
A TEENAGE Brisbane student accused of using the internet to defraud Queensland's biggest bank of $2 million has today had his ban on using the internet lifted.

Oregon coach dismisses WR Jamere Holland following expletive-filled Facebook post - 02/21/10
http://www.latimes.com/sports/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-fbc-oregon-player-dismissed,0,3646331.story
Oregon coach Chip Kelly announced Sunday he had dismissed Jamere Holland from the team, hinting it was because of the wide receiver's expletive-filled post on the player's Facebook page.

Scots ponder online stalking law - 02/21/10
http://www.article-submissionservice.com/396/scots-ponder-online-stalking-law
Ministers in Scotland are considering a new law which would help stop people stalking and harassing their victims by text or online.

Kannur: Girl, lover commit suicide over kissing video on net - 02/21/10
http://www.ndtv.com/news/cities/kannur_girl_lover_commit_suicide_over_kissing_video_on_net.php
An 18-year-old schoolgirl and her paramour allegedly committed suicide after video clippings of her kissing a classmate were posted on the Internet, police said on Saturday.The girl, a student of Class XII at a school in Kannur, and a 27-year-old plumber, who is believed to be her boyfriend, were found hanging from a tree at the latter's residence, police said.

Chicken Little Provides Leads To Cyberstalkers - 02/20/10
http://www.northcountrygazette.org/2010/02/20/chicken_harassers/
For more than two years, the publisher of The North Country Gazette has undergone persistent threats and harassment via the Internet, including bomb and death threats, with indications that at least one of the perps may have ties to law enforcement.

Stalking law changes to help prosecutors - 02/19/10
http://www.newstrib.com/articles/news/local/default.asp?article=BFD92C295F8C15DA354014441428409BACF3034159F057B4
Do you know what a stalker is? Most people think they do, until the court gets involved.
La Salle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne presented three scenarios to the Family Violence Prevention Council on Wednesday, asking members to choose which one defines a stalker.

Ethics of Monitoring PC Activity - 02/19/10
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/189806/ethics_of_monitoring_pc_activity.html
A Pennsylvania school district is under fire, and facing a potential class-action lawsuit related to allegations that it spied on students in their homes using school-issued laptops. Organizations have a right, and sometimes even an obligation, to monitor activity on their computers or network, but the ethics involved are often hazy.

Hoosier gets jail time for cyber-stalking celebrity's mother - 02/19/10
http://www.therepublic.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=111&ArticleID=142918
A delusional fan who unleashed his crude fantasies about Ashanti in a battery of text messages to her mother was sentenced Thursday to two years in jail, though his judge rued not being able to send him to psychological treatment instead.

Online stalking has woman fearing for her life - 02/18/10
http://www.wptv.com/content/news/southpbc/boyntonbeach/story/Woman-fears-for-her-life-reputation-after-ex/TYzR3sgCO0itE9QK29l_7w.cspx
Boynton Beach resident Deborah Riley hasn't been able to find a job in months. Google her name and she understands why. Log on to deborahkayriley.com and a website dedicated completely to trashing her repuation appears.

Pender Co. Sheriff's race: Dirty politics or harassment? - 02/18/10
http://www.wect.com/Global/story.asp?S=12008172
One candidate vying for Pender County Sheriff says he feels unsafe and has filed for a restraining order against one of his opponent's supporters. "We have to set our alarm at night," said Adam Dillon, who is running for Sheriff. "Have all the lights on. We've been warned by other deputies and citizens to look out for [Mark Sloan]."

Police issue warning about prank phone calls - 02/18/10
http://news.therecord.com/News/Local/article/672516
Huron OPP are issuing a warning about prank phone calls after two Goderich residents received fear-inducing calls earlier this month. In both cases, the caller picked up the phone and was greeted by a man who claimed to be their neighbour. The man was angry, demanding to know why the victim kept taking his newspaper.

Man charged over Robin Hood Airport bomb Twitter threat - 02/18/10
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/south_yorkshire/8521914.stm
A man who allegedly posted an airport bomb threat on micro-blogging website Twitter has been charged with sending a menacing message, police said.

Accountant stabbed to death after 'boyfriend saw her on Facebook with another man' - 02/18/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1252005/Accountant-stabbed-death-boyfriend-saw-Facebook-man.html
An accountant was stabbed to death in a frenzied attack after her boyfriend saw her with another man on Facebook, the Old Bailey heard today. Less than a fortnight after seeing two pictures of Camille Mathurasingh with her new love, Paul Bristol boarded a plane from Trinidad to England.

NetChoice Names 10 'Worst' Internet Laws of 2010 - 02/18/10
http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/news/article.php/3865876/NetChoice+Names+10+Worst+Internet+Laws+of+2010.htm
NetChoice, a technology trade group that advocates for hands-off Internet policies, has issued its latest list of the 10 most objectionable federal and state legislative proposals, taking particular aim at efforts to restrict online marketing activities and expand the collection of sales taxes on e-commerce transactions.

Woman faces cyberstalking charge over harassing e-mails, text messages - 02/18/10
http://www.gastongazette.com/news/woman-43871-mails-messages.html
A Cherryville woman faces a cyberstalking charge for allegedly sending harassing e-mails and text messages to another woman.

Denton County man seeks relief from Craigslist harasser - 02/17/10
http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/02/denton-county-man-seeks-relief.html
A Denton County man who was trying to sell his boat on Craigslist instead received unsolicited offers of a different kind. Mike Martin, 41, says he's being targeted by a potential buyer who told him his boat was overpriced, according to KTVT-TV (Channel 11). His concise response: "I guess you won't be a buyer."

Police Look For Video Game Stalker - 02/17/10
http://www.koco.com/mostpopular/22590435/detail.html
Oklahoma City police want to track down a Florida woman wanted on suspicion of stalking children. Annamay Alexander, from Florida, is accused of targeting an Oklahoma child. Police said Alexander has already tried to persuade a minor to have sex with her.

Getting even with your employer could land you in jail - 02/17/10
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=168b23ab-2c13-4609-9668-cb24b52ddd5c
So you’ve been let go by your employer – of course, unfairly – and you decide not to get mad, but get even. You come up with the brilliant idea of placing a help-wanted ad on Craigslist. After all, advertising on Craigslist doesn’t cost a dime.

RedTube Wants to Start Serving Subpoenas After Email Threat - 02/17/10
http://www.xbiznewswire.com/view.php?id=117582
RedTube attorneys asked a federal judge today to allow them to start serving subpoenas on those thought to be responsible or have knowledge in the redirection of RedTube traffic on July 24. The motion for expedited discovery was requested because RedTube said one of its attorneys was subject to an anonymous threat that was sent via email.

Pig Twit Blames Hackers - 02/17/10
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2856692/MP-David-Wright-sorry-for-pig-Twitter-jibe.html#ixzz0fnwQDacU
A LABOUR MP yesterday apologised for a Twitter post branding Tories "scum-sucking pigs" - and blamed hackers for altering his comments.

Missing Claudia Facebook Arrest - 02/17/10
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2857890/Missing-Claudia-Facebook-arrest.html#ixzz0fqHLcA15
A TEENAGER was arrested and cautioned today for posting a bogus message on Facebook that claimed to be from missing chef Claudia Lawrence.

Teen faces charges for Facebook comments - 02/16/10
http://www.thesouthern.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_13be3b84-1ab4-11df-a8af-001cc4c002e0.html
A Sesser man faces charges of allegedly making threats to his ex-girlfriend and her family via the social networking site, Facebook. Joshua A. Walker, 18, is accused of posting threatening messages on the social networking site, Capt. Don Jones of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department said.

City stockbroker jumped to his death from restaurant roof after fearing he would lose his job over prank message - 02/16/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1251481/City-stockbroker-jumped-death-restaurant-roof-fearing-lose-job-prank-message.html
A City banker jumped to his death with a glass of champagne in his hand after he was accused of sending a prank email, an inquest has heard. Anjool Malde, 24, was suspended by bosses at Deutsche Bank two days before he died.

Harassing texts, Facebook posts could become a crime in Md. - 02/16/10
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/crime/OMG_-Harassing-texts_-posts-could-become-a-crime-in-Md_-84415612.html#ixzz0gHWKcKhI
Harassment using text messages or social networking sites could soon be a crime in Maryland if lawmakers approve two bills making their way through the General Assembly.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

BBC News - PleaseRobMe website reveals dangers of social networks

BBC News - PleaseRobMe website reveals dangers of social networks

Monday, February 15, 2010

WHO@ Newsletter - February 15, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Underwire included?

Men risk anticlimax with anatomy-boosting pants
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_pants
Hundreds of British men are risking a Valentine's Day anticlimax for their partners by stocking up on anatomy-boosting underpants ahead of the most romantic weekend of the year.

British department store group Debenhams said Thursday it had seen a 76 percent surge in online sales of the 18 pounds-a-pair ($28) underwear in the past week.

The pants work by using a lift and hold feature at the front, like a male version of the cleavage-boosting Wonderbra.

"The briefs mean that no man ever needs to feel inadequate again on the most passionate day of the social calendar," said Rob Faucherand, head of men's accessories buying at Debenhams.

"However we can't be held responsible for what happens once the pants come off," he added.

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Brad Fittler fights to defend 'stalker' honour - 02/15/10
http://www.news.com.au/national/brad-fittler-fights-to-defend-stalker-honour/story-e6frfkvr-1225830693206
IN ONE corner is a Macquarie Bank high flyer, in the other a woman accused of "obsessively" stalking him for five years.
Throw in rugby league legend Brad Fittler's appearance as a character witness for the accused and you have a legal battle that is as expensive as it is bitter.
The Daily Telegraph reports Kimberley Morrison, 43, is accused of "obsessively" following the senior banker, who cannot be identified on court orders, since May 2004.

Your First Amendment Right to be Mean - 02/15/10
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/valley-girl-brain/201002/your-first-amendment-right-be-mean
People love to hate. Go through my inventory of blogs and you'll find a colorful assortment of hate comments, thinly veiled death threats, and "you're an idiot" posts.
They're my favorite bedtime reading and make me feel all warm and fuzzy. Actually, they don't. Actually they kinda hurt, and I find myself going to my friends and asking them if I really am "acting like a selfish, spoiled brat."

Workplace policies must improve to check cyber-bullies - 02/15/10
http://news.scotsman.com/comment/Workplace-policies-must-improve-to.6071327.jp
CYBER-bullying is probably more closely associated with children and teenagers, but digital bullying represents an extension of traditional workplace bullying that has long been recognised as a widespread problem in UK plc.

Lawyers Look to Web in Relationship Cases - 02/14/10
http://ozarksfirst.com/content/fulltext/?cid=235732
Lawyers are using social networking sites like Myspace to dig up evidence for divorce, domestic abuse and other relationship cases. People often post pictures and write comments on the sites. So, attorneys are using that information to prove their point in the courtroom.

Facebook: Keeping up with the exes - 02/14/10
http://www.mndaily.com/2010/02/14/facebook-keeping-exes
I couldn’t bring myself to do it. All I had to do was click the little “X” next to his name and deletion would be complete. But I tried that. And Facebook asked me, verbatim, “Are you sure you want to remove your connection to [your ex-boyfriend]?” At which point I sat and pondered the enormity of that statement. No clicks were made. Better luck next time.

Children paid to plug junk food on Facebook and Bebo - 02/14/10
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article7026293.ece
Children are being given rewards to promote Fanta, Nintendo and other products to their Facebook friends in a controversial form of stealth marketing.

Throwing the book at digital crooks - 02/14/10
http://www.projo.com/news/courts/content/CYBERCRIME_RHODE_ISLAND_14_02-14-10_M0HAQNB_v35.3c1cbeb.html
Pop quiz: Name a crime that doesn’t relate to computers.
Go ahead.
Still thinking?
Here’s a hint: you probably can’t.
“No matter the crime, we can come up with some angle that will show, yeah, there’s a potential that’s a computer-related crime,” said Sgt. John Killian of the state police computer crimes unit. “We’ve had fugitives on the run stay one night at a house but while they’re there, they use a computer to check their MySpace account.”

The Facebook revolution - 02/12/10
http://www.kttc.com/Global/story.asp?S=11974887
Even if you've spent the last six years with no Internet access, and avoided media altogether, you've probably heard of Facebook. And if you're one of the 400 million users of the social networking tool, you might already have an idea of how big a role Facebook plays in everyday life.

Web Searches Serve as a Litigation Tool - 02/12/10
http://www.law.com/jsp/lawtechnologynews/PubArticleLTN.jsp?id=1202443215385&Web_Searches_Serve_as_a_Litigation_Tool
Social networking websites and other internet forums have, to differing degrees, eroded the personal privacy of their users. Often, this erosion is unintentional; often the technology and the information it reveals is not thoroughly understood; and often a third party's ability to collect substantial and qualitatively important amounts of information is underestimated.

Chaos at Illegal Facebook Rave - 02/12/10
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2851067/Chaos-at-illegal-Facebook-rave.html
RIOT police had to evict more than 2,000 teenagers from an illegal Facebook rave at a £15MILLION mansion over fears the roof would collapse.
Witnesses said people who had attended the rowdy bash had told them it was a squat party arranged on social networking website Facebook.

Bullying case not isolated incident - 02/12/10
http://www.newburyportnews.com/punews/local_story_042233105.html
A recent case of cyber-bullying involving three local teens who police say took on a schoolmate's identity to torment others is not the first case of cyber-bullying Newburyport police have seen in recent years.

IT also spells danger - 02/11/10
http://www.defimedia.info/articles/6648/1/IT-also-spells-danger/Page1.html
The new social network or the Internet can be a real danger, according to IT experts. Cyberbullying, sexting ( messages with high sexual connotations and vulgar words) and privacy violation are among the dangers to which children and young adults are exposed.

Former Valpak worker faces stalking charges in Pinellas - 02/11/10
http://suncoastpinellas.tbo.com/content/2010/feb/11/former-valpak-worker-faces-stalking-charges-pinell/
A 27-year-old former employee of Valpak was arrested earlier this week, accused of leaving threatening and harassing emails and telephone messages with former co-workers after he was overlooked for a promotion.

Menino condemns online harassment - 02/11/10
http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2010/02/12/menino_condemns_online_harassment/
Mayor Thomas M. Menino plans to launch a new campaign today to warn teenagers, their parents, and school officials about the increasing threat of so-called cyberbullying. The mayor is expected to announce a new tip line for youths to report bullying; to urge Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other online social networks to increase efforts to address the threat; and to send letters to school principals and others about how to prevent students from picking on each other.

Family learns of teenage son's car crash death through Facebook - 02/10/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1249333/Family-learns-teenage-sons-car-crash-death-Facebook.html#ixzz0fcSmpPM7
Twins Angela and Maryanne Vourlis logged on to Facebook expecting to read best wishes from their friends as they began celebrating their 20th birthday.
Instead, to their horror, they were confronted with R.I.P. messages about their younger brother Bobby - who, unknown to the family, had been killed in a car crash.

Japanese murder exposes world of hired marriage wreckers - 02/10/10
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article7021033.ece
He was charming and single, she was bored and stuck in a sterile marriage, and their encounter in the aisles of a local supermarket seemed like a chance for them to change their lives for the better.

Internet hoax bedevils Ohio man - 02/10/10
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/02/10/Internet-hoax-bedevils-Ohio-man/UPI-90681265856147/
A local official in Ohio was the target of an Internet hoax that sent a string of strangers to his house to cart away his belongings, authorities say.

Fla. woman arrested for Facebook threats - 02/10/10
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-facebook-stalking-alleged-woman-arrest20100209,0,617023.story
A 32-year-old Central Florida woman has been jailed for making threats on a social networking Web site.
Sylvia Jennifer Hernandez faces charges of cyber stalking and violation of an injunction. She was arrested Sunday and is being held in the Brevard County Detention Center on $1,500 bond.

Craigslist Prank Leads To Felony Charge For Disgruntled Friendswood Woman - 02/10/10
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2010/02/craigslist_prank_leads_to_felo.php
Police in Friendswood allege that 33-year-old Amanda Anderson got even with her former employer the new-fashioned way: via Craigslist.
They allege that she took out what must have been a very generous help-wanted ad for various contractors.

Man Indicted for Threatening Employees of Latino Civil Rights Organizations - 02/10/10
http://www.ethiopianreview.com/news/30337
An Ocean County man was arrested last Friday on a federal Indictment charging him with threatening employees of five civil rights organizations that work to improve opportunities for Latinos in the United States, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, announced.

Steve Phillips' former flame Brooke Hundley on Facebook: Ego was ex-ESPN analyst's problem - 02/09/10
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/02/10/2010-02-10_exflame_sez_phillips_ego_was_problem.html#ixzz0fcZ5MsRn
Skirt-chasing former ESPN sportscaster Steve Phillips is no sex addict - he's addicted to "feeding his ego."
That's what former flame Brooke Hundley claimed on her Facebook page after Phillips publicly admitted he was a sex addict and insisted therapy made him a new man.

Murder girl's tribute site hit by saboteurs: Facebook ghouls post sick taunts and photos - 02/08/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1249265/Oswestry-murders-Facebook-tribute-site-Francesca-McFall-hit-saboteurs.html
Ghouls have sabotaged a website dedicated to Francesca McFall, the former head girl murdered by her father.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Old Nintendo system sells for $13,105 - Plugged In - Yahoo! Games

Old Nintendo system sells for $13,105 - Plugged In - Yahoo! Games

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Things That Stick In My Craw - Air Travel

Things That Stick in my Craw: Air Travel - add your comments - please!

Monday, February 08, 2010

WHO@ Newsletter - February 8, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .He also arrested, fingerprinted and took mug shots of himself
Wyoming suspect flees into police station
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100206/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_bad_escape

Police say a man suspected of stealing a bottle of Schnapps from a Wyoming grocery store didn't have the best escape route planned.

Riverton police say the 26-year-old ran out of the store after grabbing the bottle of booze and a package of cough drops Wednesday and hid in a nearby building, which happened to be the police station.

Police say the man then ran out of the police station, but not before a dispatcher had spied him on the station's surveillance camera and alerted officers.

The man, who police say was drunk, was caught soon after. He was taken into custody on preliminary charges of resisting arrest and shoplifting.

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Broadmoor Sacks 5 Nurses For Net Jibes - 02/08/10
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2843195/Broadmoor-sacks-5-nurses-for-Facebook-jibes.html
BROADMOOR has sacked five nurses after they were caught poking fun at patients on Facebook. Another seven staff at the top-security psychiatric hospital are under investigation.

Fraudster nicknamed 'eBay boy' ordered to pay back just £1 after stealing more than £100,000 - 02/08/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1248948/eBay-boy-fraudster-stole-100-000-ordered-pay---1.html#ixzz0exankW4B
A notorious internet fraudster who duped eBay customers out of more than £100,000 was yesterday ordered to pay back just £1.

Digital devices open door to stalking - 02/08/10
http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/x1919581130/Digital-devices-open-door-to-stalking
About once a year, Annie changes her cell phone number. Even though it’s a hassle to alert friends and family to the change, she knows it’s what’s best for her safety.

Sexting: is it a crime? Proposed PA legislation would make it one - 02/07/10
http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2010/02/sexting_is_it_a_crime_proposed.html
Remember adolescence? Raging hormones, awkward moments, embarrassing situations? Everyone remembers those years of sexual development with a bit of angst. It was difficult to navigate then, and it is just as difficult now.

New Orleans lawyer indicted: alleged e-mail threat - 02/06/10
http://www.wxvt.com/Global/story.asp?S=11944143
A federal grand jury has indicted a suspended attorney on one count of e-mailing a threat to the federal bankruptcy court in New Orleans.

Dumped Lover Put Ex in Vice Ad - 02/05/10
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2839730/Dumped-lover-advertised-ex-on-hookers-website.html
FUMING Kath Thompson was plagued by strangers wanting sex after her ex-lover advertised her on a website for hookers.

Vodafone suspends employee over obscene Twitter update - 02/05/10
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/7168310/Vodafone-suspends-employee-over-obscene-Twitter-update.html
Vodafone has suspended a member of staff after an obscene message was posted on the mobile firm's official Twitter account.

Wealthy couple face hefty repair bill after son's Facebook party - 02/05/10
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/7168150/Wealthy-couple-face-hefty-repair-bill-after-sons-Facebook-party.html
More than 100 youths descended on Raj and Nishi Shukla’s gated property in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, when they left their son, Aneesh, 16, a sixth form pupil at a £21,000-a-year school, on his own at home last weekend. The gatecrashers reportedly smashed chandeliers, vandalised cars, urinated out of a window and tore up decking as Aneesh tried to contain the chaos.

Employers face new risks with online networking sites - 02/05/10
http://www.enterprisenews.com/business/x1582410743/Employers-face-new-risks-with-online-networking-sites
As workers spend more time socializing and communicating online, the risks to their employers have begun to multiply. Potential pitfalls include PR disasters, online harassment, leaks of proprietary information, exposure to libel suits and significant fines under new federal regulations.

Hawaiian Store Battles Cyber Harassment - 02/05/10
http://www.kitv.com/news/22482829/detail.html
The Internet has become profitable tool for many businesses in Hawaii, but one store found out that it can also become a major problem. Julie Nguyen of the consignment store Things and Blings spends a lot of time at work on the computer. After taking pictures of watches, jewelry and purses, she posts them on Craigslist.

Bossier City firefighter arrested for terrorizing - 02/05/10
http://www.ksla.com/Global/story.asp?S=11939900
Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says a Bossier City firefighter was arrested Thursday evening for terrorizing, cyber stalking and improper telephone communication. He also has a warrant out of Webster Parish for domestic abuse battery.

Words can be deadly: Bullies can go digital, beyond the classroom - 02/04/10
http://www.farmanddairy.com/columns/life-out-loud/words-can-be-deadly-bullies-can-go-digital-beyond-the-classroom/14151.html
“Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you.” I have always hated that fable. Words do hurt. Words can kill. Fifteen-year-old Phoebe Prince chose to take her own life rather than deal with what has been characterized as “relentless physical and cyber bullying.”

Noevir exec admits e-mail harassment - 02/04/10
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100204a7.html
The vice president of cosmetics maker Noevir Co. has been arrested for allegedly sending harassing e-mails to the husband of a woman he used to date.

Email threats to candidates in White Bear Lake prompt proposed change in election law - 02/04/10
http://www.minnpost.com/politicalagenda/2010/02/04/15612/email_threats_to_candidates_in_white_bear_lake_prompt_proposed_change_in_election_law
After filing for office last summer, three candidates for city office in White Bear Lake received threatening emails suggesting that they withdraw from the race ­ or else.

Retired Texan millionaire held after the British wife he met online is knifed to death - 02/04/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1248264/Wife-Texan-millionaire-Harold-Landry-stabbed-death.html
Police were today questioning a millionaire Texan businessman over the killing of his wife, who was stabbed to death at their £800,000 British home. Lucy Landry, 38, stumbled outside to call for help after she was knifed repeatedly, neighbours said.

Hackers Steal Millions in Carbon Credits - 02/03/10
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/02/hackers-steal-carbon-credits
Credit card numbers are so passe. Today’s hackers know the real powerhouse data to steal is emission certificates. That’s exactly what hackers went after last week when they obtained unauthorized access to online accounts where companies maintain their carbon credits, according to the German newspaper Der Spiegel.

Banker red-faced over racy photo - 02/03/10
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100203/od_nm/us_australia_banker_odd
A red-faced banker has been caught looking at racy near-nude photographs on his computer, with his actions broadcast live on Australian television.

Gothic kittens: Woman charged with animal cruelty for selling pierced cats online - 02/03/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1248211/Gothic-kittens-Holly-Crawford-accused-piercing-cats-selling-online-goes-trial-animal-cruelty.html
Metal protrudes from their little bodies, pierced through their ears and necks with a 14-gauge needle - usually reserved for the thick skin of cattle.
And at least one of these 'maimed and disfigured' kittens also had an elastic band tied around its tail - an attempt to stem the blood flow so that the tail eventually falls off.

Child porn and rape victim, 19, seeks restitution from downloaders - 02/03/10
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/02/03/child-porn-and-rape.html
Downloading a copy of "The Misty Series" is a felony. The girl whose sexual abuse began at age 4, and was documented in horrific detail in that child porn video series, is now 19. The pedophile uncle who raped her at age 8 and filmed the abuse is in jail. Now, the victim and her lawyer are now seeking monetary damages from every person who downloaded and sought pleasure from the internet videos that for her represent an inextinguishable, constantly circulating echo of the abuse.

Mother uses Facebook to 'con tens of thousands of pounds out of school friends by pretending to be dying from cancer' - 02/03/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1247631/Mother-uses-Facebook-tens-thousands-pounds-school-friends-pretending-dying-cancer.html#ixzz0exXZc9BH
A woman has been accused of conning tens of thousands of pounds out of school friends by pretending to be dying from cancer.
Dina Leone used the social networking site Facebook to get back in contact with her former friends and cheat them out of money.

Lonely divorcee kills himself after falling for £82,000 internet dating con - 02/02/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1247774/Divorcees-train-suicide-82-000-internet-date.html
When lonely divorcee Philip Hunt fell for a beautiful woman on an internet dating site he thought all his prayers had been answered.
She convinced him she was young, fabulously rich and if he could help transfer $2.9million from Nigeria to the UK then they could start a new life together, an inquest heard today.

Pictured: The French woman accused of stealing British war medals...and the doctored photo that proves she is a phony - 02/02/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1247950/Pictured-The-French-woman-accused-stealing-British-war-medals--doctored-photo-proves-phony.html
A French woman has been accused of insulting the memory of British soldiers who liberated her country by ‘stealing’ their medals.
Françoise Gondree-Anquetil, 65, is apparently posing as the founder of the world famous Pegasus Bridge museum in Normandy on a website.

Gangs using Facebook, Twitter more often - 02/02/10
http://www.suntimes.com/technology/2024451,gangs-twitter-facebook-recruit-020210.article
When a gang member was released from jail soon after his arrest for selling methamphetamine, friends and associates assumed he had cut a deal with authorities and become a police informant. They sent a warning on Twitter that went like this: We have a snitch in our midst.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

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Monday, February 01, 2010

WHO@ Newsletter - February 1, 2010

Happy February to everyone!

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .This chicken keeps crossing the street

Chicken plays chicken with drivers on busy street
http://tinyurl.com/y8r8pby
A chicken playing chicken? That's what's happening on a busy Glendale street where a black hen has been dodging cars, captors and coyotes for two months. Officials say the bird has been darting into traffic outside Glendale Community College since it was first reported Nov. 20. The chicken has drawn a growing crowd of photographers and journalists as animal control officers struggle to catch it.

A spokeswoman for the Pasadena Humane Society, which handles animal control in Glendale, said the bird either runs onto the street or flies into a tree when officers approach. Hillary Gatlin said a humane trap has not worked because the chicken doesn't weigh enough to trigger it or she isn't interested in the feed used as bait.

Gatlin said the standoff could continue awhile.

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Who was there for Phoebe? - 02/01/10
http://news.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1229670&srvc=home&position=emailed
It’s not known here if Phoebe Prince left any explanation when she took her life two weeks ago, but her passing certainly left a message, not only for those who drove her to despondency, but also for those who saw what was happening and did nothing about it.

British Godfather 'threatened enemies from on Facebook from maximum security jail - 02/01/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1247422/British-Godfather-taunted-foes-prison-facebook-messages.html#ixzz0eIOhLBX1
A criminal used the Facebook website to threaten his enemies while he was in a maximum security prison for conspiracy to murder.

Police body urges e-crime victims to report attacks - 01/31/10
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8488319.stm
More than half the victims of e-crime do not report the incident to police, a survey has found.
The North Wales Police Authority survey found 57% of e-crime victims reported the incident only to their bank or credit card provider.

Consumers warned as fraudulent 'tax refund' emails flood the internet - 01/31/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1247487/Consumers-warned-fraudulent-tax-refund-emails-flood-internet.html
Consumers were today warned to be on their guard against fraudulent emails telling them they were due to receive a tax refund.

New Orleans lawyer arrested: alleged e-mail threat - 01/31/10
http://www.wxvt.com/Global/story.asp?S=11909431
The FBI says a suspended attorney has been arrested for allegedly e-mailing a threat to the federal bankruptcy court in New Orleans.

The £100k job sting: How designer launched 'extraordinary con to prevent rival taking up a new job' - 01/30/10
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1247384/The-100k-job-sting-How-designer-launched-extraordinary-prevent-rival-taking-new-job.html#ixzz0eIOWOgKU
When graduate Darren Bartholomew was offered a £100,000-a-year design job at the height of the recession he couldn’t believe his luck.

Powell Facebook page temporarily disappears, reappears - 01/30/10
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_14302774?source=most_viewed
A Facebook page devoted to the case of missing West Valley City mother Susan Powell temporarily disappeared Friday, frustrating family members and friends who rely on the social networking Web site to spread public awareness about the search for the 28-year-old woman.

Internet racism pair lose appeal - 01/29/10
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/8486884.stm
Two men have lost their appeals against the UK's first conviction for inciting racial hatred via a foreign website.

Idaho wolf advocate posts hunters’ names on Web - 01/29/10
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/jan/29/idaho-wolf-advocate-posts-hunters-names-web/
A Boise wolf advocate has used a public records request to get the names of hunters who reported killing a wolf in Idaho and posted all 122 names on a Web site.
Rick Hobson also bought an ad in the Idaho Statesman that directed people to the Web site.

Facing up to the perils of Facebook - 01/29/10
http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/columnists/joseph_quesnel/2010/01/28/12655706.html
Facebook is taking on a life of its own and Winnipeg school boards are taking notice. School officials for River East Transcona School Division discovered this the hard way.

China to block 'vulgar' text messages - 01/29/10
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118014492.html?categoryid=1009&cs=1
Censorship in China is being extended to mobile phone text messages, as state-owned mobile telcos say they will block any SMS messages that do not meet the strict requirements of the country's net nannies.

Scammers exploit Apple iPad fever - 01/29/10
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8486701.stm
Cyber conmen are cashing in on hype surrounding Apple's iPad.
Security firms have come across attempts to subvert search engines to catch out those seeking more information about the tablet.

Enact stronger law on threatening Web posts - 01/28/10
http://www.bradenton.com/opinion/story/2012107.html
This is undoubtedly one case where there ought to be a law. Society must catch up to the malevolence all too prevalent on the Internet. Some should be deemed criminal.

For your eyes only: employee privacy on employer systems - 01/28/10
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=6ac96655-b101-4829-a937-974ba8293597
Where is the line between an employee's right to privacy and an employer's right to monitor its employees while on company time or using company equipment or networks? How is an employer charged with preventing harassment supposed to effectively monitor the large volume of communications between its employees? While the law has yet to establish bright-line answers to these questions, recent legal developments provide some guidance.

Internet enhances stalking capabilities - 01/28/10
http://www.nwmissourinews.com/news/university/internet-enhances-stalking-capabilities-1.1089536
Advancements in technology have allowed the human race to communicate with one another easier and more effectively than ever before.
According to Charlotte Gunsolley, Victim Advocate at the Children & Family Center of Northwest Missouri, they’ve also made the art of stalking easier and more effective, as well.

Social networking breeds new degree of stalking - 01/28/10
http://www.smudailycampus.com/news/social-networking-breeds-new-degree-of-stalking-1.1090480
Searching out childhood friends, high school classmates, and even an old crush has never been easier. Social media sites, like Facebook, have become the modern high school reunion. Now, instead of only getting the chance to see an old pal every five or ten years to catch up on life, technology has made it a possibility in every second of every day.

Council Twitter users face rebuke - 01/28/10
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/8484919.stm
Councillors in Cornwall could face being reported to the authority's standards committee for using social networking sites.

Cyclist supporter alleges road rage incident - 01/28/10
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3270973/Cyclist-supporter-alleges-road-rage-incident
The Christchurch editor of a sport website embroiled in an online war of words between cyclists and motorists was himself allegedly assaulted in a road rage incident this morning.

Sick Facebook Imposter Targets Dead Troops Families - 01/27/10
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/2826153/Sick-Facebook-imposter-targets-dead-troops-families.html
THE families of dozens of soldiers killed in action have fallen victim to a sick Facebook hoaxer. The heartless imposter used the networking site to target heroes' widows and mothers.

Ex-deputy charged with office threat - 01/27/10
http://mankatofreepress.com/local/x1059041133/Ex-deputy-charged-with-office-threat
A former Blue Earth County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with a felony for an alleged e-mail threat he sent to other deputies in November.

Teen sexting: Technological trend can lead to tragic consequences - 01/27/10
http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2010/01/27/news/srv0000007438542.txt
Sexting ­ using cell phones to send explicitly sexual photos ­ is a growing teenage trend with potentially devastating results. In an effort to get teens to think before they hit that "send" button, the office of Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper has developed an informational program for local schools and parent groups.

Slimmers warned over fake weight-loss drugs - 01/26/10
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/medicine/article7002299.ece
Slimmers were warned of the dangers of buying medicines from unregulated websites last night, after fake versions of a leading weight-loss drug were discovered in the US.