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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

WHO@ Newsletter - March 1, 2011



I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Everyone say "Awwwwwwww"
Ohioan uses TV commercial to propose to girlfriend
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110225/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_commercial_proposal

An Ohio man has used a TV commercial to make a pitch for marriage, delivering an on-air proposal to his girlfriend.

David Jones told Dee Horton to watch a midday newscast on Cleveland's WJW-TV because he said he was going to appear in an ad playing a superhero.

Horton and co-workers tuned in Thursday at a hair salon in suburban Medina (meh-DY'-nuh) but saw Jones in a message asking, "How about you and I show the world what true love is all about?" He pulled out a ring and proposed.

The TV stations had cameras in the salon as Jones popped out in person. The couple embraced as his bride-to-be said yes.

Jones works in video production and says he wanted to propose in a way they'd never forget.

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Young school teacher and man, 37, died in fume-filled car after 'internet suicide pact' - 03/01/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1361372/Internet-suicide-pact-Jenny-Marie-Spain-dead-stranger-fume-filled-car.html#ixzz1FMGqfMIL
A young school teacher died in a fume-filled car along with a 37-year-old man she is believed to have met online. The bodies of Jenny Marie Spain, 23, from Deptford, London, and Mark Wayne Searle, 37, from Hailsham, East Sussex, were discovered slumped on the back seats of a Ford Ka by a woman walking her dog in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire.

Posting location online broadcasts absence, makes stalking easy - 02/28/11
http://www.kstatecollegian.com/opinion/posting-location-online-broadcasts-absence-makes-stalking-easy-1.2485931
I'm alarmed at how accessible everyone is becoming. It's not just Google maps and webcams I'm worried about, as many of these things are out of our control and just all around us. No, I'm talking about individual people choosing to broadcast their lives to the world using technology.

Top city for online flirting-dating website is.. - 02/28/11
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110228/od_nm/us_flirting_athens
The home of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle is the "most flirtatious city" of the modern world, a new study showed on Monday. Athens topped a "World Flirtation League," which ranked cities by the number of online flirtations initiated per month by the average user in each on online social networking site Badoo.com (www.badoo.com)

Father forced to beg squatters to get out of his new £1m home through the LETTERBOX... while they were given legal aid to fight to stay - 02/27/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1361061/Father-John-Hamilton-Brown-begs-squatters-letterbox.html#ixzz1FMGQuKtR
An Englishman's home is his castle, so the saying goes. After squatters moved into John Hamilton-Brown's new £1million five bedroom home he has been forced to beg them to get out through his letterbox. The group of foreigners were granted legal aid to fight to stay - while he was forced to represent himself.

Former Ocean Springs police officer charged with cyber stalking - 02/26/11
http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2011/02/former_ocean_springs_police_of.html
A former Ocean Springs police officer, who was arrested in November on a child pornography offense, was back in jail Friday morning, accused of cyber stalking, according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd.

OMG, my son’s stuck in the dryer! LMAO - 02/26/11
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3434853/Cruel-mum-posts-picture-of-her-son-trapped-in-a-tumble-dryer.html
A MUM posted a snap of her toddler trapped in a tumble dryer on Facebook for a joke, a court heard yesterday. Katie Parker, 21, photographed distressed George, two, after boyfriend Oliver Smith, 17, put him in the machine.

Report e-mail scams, National Fraud Authority urges - 02/26/11
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12586742
Millions of Britons who receive scam letters and e-mails are now being urged to forward them on just the once - to the National Fraud Authority.

Cyber bullies to be 'poked' on Facebook by cyber police - 02/26/11
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/8348611/Cyber-bullies-to-be-poked-on-Facebook-by-cyber-police.html
Cyber bullies using the internet to target their victims are to be warned they face prosecution by cyber police patrolling websites such as Facebook.

Law student jailed for internet terrorism - 02/26/11
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/law-student-jailed-for-internet-terrorism-2226086.html
A law student who posted Islamic terrorist propaganda on the internet after becoming radicalised was jailed for five years yesterday. Mohammed Gul was "pouring petrol on the fire" and his actions could have spurred others to commit acts of terror, the Old Bailey heard.

Tormented by trolling: The vile web craze that taunted family of bullied Natasha even after her suicide - 02/26/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360788/Natasha-MacBryde-suicide-Vile-web-craze-taunted-family-bullied-girl-death.html#ixzz1F4mJFuFq
As incomprehension turned to grief in the aftermath of his teenage son Tom’s suicide, Robert Mullaney was able to draw some small comfort from the messages of sympathy posted on an online memorial page. It was only two days earlier that 15-year-old Tom had been looking forward to a family holiday, and had just become the proud owner of a season ticket for his beloved Birmingham City.

Stetson Student Arrested, Accused Of Stalking Professor - 02/25/11
http://www.wftv.com/news/26997710/detail.html
A judge decided to release a Stetson University student even though she was arrested for aggressively stalking her history teacher. nvestigators said 19-year-old Sarah Foss was still typing threatening emails as they began handcuffing her overnight. It all happened over a period of five hours and escalated to the point that, even as the student was with police being arrested, she started typing on her computer again, shut it, police opened it and saw another email to her history professor.

U.S. judge hears case against man accused of coaxing Canadian into suicide - 02/25/11
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/us-judge-hears-case-against-man-accused-of-coaxing-canadian-into-suicide/article1919228/
A defence lawyer for a Minnesota man charged with aiding the suicides of two people, including an 18-year-old Canadian university student, says they already had plans to take their lives and his client's online conversations with them had no impact.

Adrian man pleads guilty to new stalking charge - 02/25/11
http://www.lenconnect.com/news/courts/x700954374/Adrian-man-pleads-guilty-to-new-stalking-charge
An Adrian man in jail for stalking his ex-wife pleaded guilty to a new aggravated stalking charge for telephoning her more than 99 times from the Lenawee County Jail. Bruce Wayne Mohr Sr., 40, faces a maximum five-year prison term when he is sentenced March 30 in Lenawee County Circuit Court.

Craigslist Called ‘Cesspool of Crime’ by Rival. Low Blow? - 02/24/11
http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffbercovici/2011/02/24/craigslist-called-cesspool-of-crime-by-rival-low-blow/
Here’s a marketing pitch that will grab your attention: Want to avoid getting raped or killed? Don’t use Craigslist. That’s what Oodle, a competing online marketplace, is telling browsers and posters of classified ads. It hired an outside consulting firm, AIM Group, to compile reports of violent crimes that resulted from meetings facilitated by Craigslist.

Debt Collectors Target You On Your Social Network Site - 02/24/11
http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=162911&catid=327
Some debt collectors will try just about anything to get their money including spying on you on your Facebook page or other social networking sites. So, what can you do to keep yourself safe? The next time you go on Facebook, just know that someone might be stalking you.

'The most stupid criminal ever' pleads guilty to burglary after he stole a laptop and posted photo of himself on owner's Facebook - 02/24/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1359952/Burglar-posted-picture-stolen-laptop-owners-Facebook-pleads-guilty.html#ixzz1FMDWUbkR
He didn't exactly stand much chance of getting away with it. And yesterday the man described as 'the most stupid criminal ever', who stole a laptop then posted a leering photo of himself on its owner's Facebook page, pleaded guilty to burglary in Washington D.C. Last December, Rodney Knight Jr, 19, broke into the home of Washington Post journalist Marc Fisher and stole his 15-year-old son's laptop computer, $400, a winter coat and another laptop.

Mother of Suicide Victim Worried about Cyberbully Cases - 02/23/11
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/02/23/mother-of-suicide-victim-worried-about-cyberbully-cases/
The mother of a teen suicide victim tells KMOX she hopes last week’s failed internet harassment case doesn’t scare prosecutors away. In last week’s trial Prosecutors alleged a St. Peters woman posted a 17-year-old girl’s personal information and photos on Craigslist in retaliation.

SD Man Accused Of Tying Up, Beating Girlfriend - 02/23/11
http://keloland.com/NewsDetail6162.cfm?Id=111228
A Sioux Falls man is accused of tying up and beating his girlfriend after discovering she had used the Internet to research how to leave an abusive relationship.

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