WHO@ Newsletter - January 31, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Snow way!
Teens arrested for robbing motorists stuck in snow

Three teens accused of robbing motorists stuck in the snow have been caught after ­ you guessed it ­ they got stuck in the snow themselves.

Prosecutors announced robbery and armed criminal action charges Friday against 18-year-old Darion O. Page of Kansas City, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old.

The Kansas City Star reported that police found the teens stuck in a snowdrift early Thursday morning.

The victims' credit cards were among the items found in their vehicle.

Court documents say the 17-year-old denied participating in the robberies and told police that all he did was drive.

The documents say Page admitted being present, but he blamed the holdups on the 16-year-old. The Star says that teen declined to make a statement.

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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)

Sex-tape scandal pop star jailed - 01/31/11
One of Indonesia's best-known pop stars has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars after sex tapes featuring his celebrity girlfriends found their way to the internet, riveting and dividing this predominantly Muslim nation. Liberals said the embarrassment suffered by Nazril "Ariel" Irham - who insists the videos were not intended for public viewing - was punishment enough. But hard-liners were outraged, saying the singer was contributing to the country's moral decline.

Nazi tunes: Shame-faced Apple bosses forced to remove marching anthem from sale on Holocaust Memorial Day - 01/31/11
Apple has been left red-faced in Germany after it emerged it was allowing music lovers to download a famous Third Reich anthem. The German press revealed the online giant was breaking the law by allowing iTunes customers to download the Horst Wessel Song. Germany forbids anything that is seen as glorifying Hitler’s regime and it is still illegal there to publish the lyrics.

FBI knocks down the doors of Anonymous suspects - 01/28/11
SEARCH WARRANTS have been executed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) throughout the US in an investigation against the online group Anonymous. The FBI's men in black have followed the lead of the UK's Metropolitan Police and issued 40 search warrants all over the US as part of its investigation into recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Yesterday the Met collared five suspects for questioning about DDoS attacks conducted by Anonymous.

Cyber criminals: How they turn data in to cash - 01/27/11
Cyber criminals are responsible for billions of pounds of damage to the UK economy each year, and according to new research just one gang is responsible for more than a third of data thefts from company networks.

Sheriff’s Office worker charged with cyberstalking - 01/27/11
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office arrested one of its own Wednesday, accusing him of stalking another employee. Andrew Daniel Brunelle, 30, was arrested on a charge of cyberstalking. He was being held at the Alachua County jail on Thursday.

Man faces cyberstalking charge over threatening e-mail - 01/27/11
A hearing-impaired Kings Mountain man faces a cyberstalking charge for allegedly threatening a Shelby woman via e-mail.

Springfield blogger cleared of electronic harassment charges - 01/27/11
The pen is mighty, says Scott Humphrey of Springfield, but he’ll be more cautious when he uses it from now on. The 58-year-old construction worker and blogger learned that lesson after his recent acquittal on charges of making threats on the Internet. Humphrey’s case is among the first local tests of a 2008 Illinois law aimed at dealing with cyber-bullying and electronic harassment. Illinois Times first reported on the case in October 2009.

Oakland University professor faces jail time over stalking allegations - 01/26/11
An Oakland University professor is in trouble with the law for what police say he did to a former student. The professor is accused of frightening the young woman by cyber-stalking her.

Woman Faces Dubai Jail for Web Jibe - 01/26/11
Businesswoman Amarjit Kaur Dhadli, 44, complained to cops she had been approached for sex on the social networking site by American computer engineer Qasem Ali. Officers asked her to tempt Ali, 35, into a hotel rendezvous. He was arrested and admitted he had sent abusive messages, a crime in Dubai.

Babysitter charged with sexually abusing one-year-old in her care and sending video footage to Marine boyfriend in Afghanistan - 01/26/11
A woman was arrested over allegedly sexually abusing a one-year-old child she was babysitting and sending videos of the abuse to her boyfriend serving in Afghanistan. Inez Carmaneesh Mon Lambert, 24, from Portland, Oregon, is charged with seven counts each of serious sexual assault, first-degree sex abuse and using a child in the display of sexually-explicit conduct.

Trotman trial hears of email threat to expose affair - 01/25/11
A JEALOUS teacher sent emails threatening to expose a senior police officer’s affair, a jury heard yesterday. Chief Superintendent Jim Trotman confided to a colleague that he had received messages about his private life in the days before he allegedly torched his own car, in Jarn Way, Boars Hill, near Oxford.

Social networking leads to sex faster? - 01/25/11
Nearly four out of five women and three of five men say they believe texting, Facebook and other social networking tools cause new couples to jump into bed faster, a survey released on Monday showed.

Schoolboy 'killed in attack planned on Facebook' - 01/25/11
GCSE student Sofyen Belamouadden was ''hunted down'' by a heavily armed group of 20 teenagers before being stabbed, punched and kicked, jurors were told. Sofyen was killed after tensions between pupils from two west London schools, some of whom saw the station as ''home territory'', the Old Bailey heard.

Burned! A London Vacation Rental Scam - 01/25/11
I was stressed, rushing to make last-minute lodging arrangements for a three-stop writing trip to Europe, when it appeared on Craigslist: the perfect apartment for my first stop in London. A tiny studio in Notting Hill for just £45, or $73, a night. I hadn’t been in London since I was a boy, so I shot the link around to some friends to ask about the location. Great neighborhood, they said. Take it.


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