WHO@ Newsletter - May 23, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...This is just so sweet!

Michigan woman dons wedding dress she wore in 1938

A West Michigan woman has strolled down the aisle in her wedding dress for a second time. The first time came 73 years ago. Agnes Anderson wore the dress in 1938 when she married her college sweetheart, Delmar Anderson, in Youngstown, Ohio. The Andersons' marriage lasted more than 50 years until Delmar's death in 1989.

Her second trip down the aisle came last week at a vintage bridal gown fashion show at a church in Muskegon.

The 98-year-old from Muskegon County's Laketon Township says the dress was in mint condition when she retrieved it from a storage box.

Dick Anderson escorted his mother into the church sanctuary and to the altar.

The Muskegon Chronicle says the fashion show featured 20 bridal gowns that dated from 1933 to 2006.

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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)

Facebook abuse rife, sexting rising - 05/23/11
A BORDER solicitor says about 50?per cent of the domestic violence cases she sees involve new technologies such as Facebook and mobile phones. Beth Simpson, of the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service, says technology is advancing faster than the laws protecting people from harassment and intimidation.

When cyberbullying crosses the line - 05/22/11
In the online world, few are aware that there's a fine line between teasing and criminal harassment. Fewer still know that lies or demeaning images posted on social media can become cyber-libel. A new bilingual website - www.definetheline.ca - aimed at kids, teens, parents and teachers says it hopes to "clear the blurred lines between cyber-bullying and socially responsible digital citizenship."

Advice for teenagers: No 'sexting' - 05/22/11
Parents and teens were warned about the dangers of "sexting" at a Thursday night forum at Minnechaug Regional High School. Sgt. Karen Pitts of the Hampden County Sheriff's Department said sexting is the sending or receiving of sexually explicit or sexually suggestive images or videos via a cell phone.

Man threatened to put intimate photos of ex on Facebook - 05/21/11
A MAN from rural north Northumberland threatened to post intimate pictures of his teenage ex-girlfriend online after their relationship broke down. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in court in Berwick last week charged with harassing his ex-girlfriend’s father and grandmother.

Cyber stalker of CBC teen actress gets 18 months in jail - 05/21/11
A 39-year-old truck driver is serving an 18-month jail sentence for cyber stalking a 16-year-old actress in a popular CBC series. It is the first case in B.C. involving a cyber stalker of a celebrity using social media.

RI House endorses domestic cyberstalking law - 05/21/11
Using the Internet to harass a relative or household member would be considered domestic violence under legislation winning support in the Rhode Island General Assembly.

City may face $10 million lawsuit in harassment case - 05/21/11
A harassment and cyber-stalking case has led to a possible $10 million lawsuit against the city for malicious prosecution. Jeffrey Spears has had multiple charges and convictions for stalking people online and threatening a city police officer in 2010 and 2011, City Attorney Wallace Long said.

Safe habits shake off cyberstalking - 05/20/11
In today's increasingly connected world, tackling online dangers such as cyberstalking requires more than legal ammunition. That is why authorities such as Singapore's Media Development Authority (MDA), are continuously looking to educate users on safe and responsible Net use.

Six rising threats from cybercriminals - 05/20/11
Hackers never sleep, it seems. Just when you think you've battened down the hatches and fully protected yourself or your business from electronic security risks, along comes a new exploit to keep you up at night. It might be an SMS text message with a malevolent payload or a stalker who dogs your every step online. Or maybe it's an emerging technology like in-car Wi-Fi that suddenly creates a whole new attack vector.

Student Asks For Names, Addresses Of Bullies' Parents - 05/20/11
A student at Winnacunnet High School who said she is being severely bullied by two classmates asked a judge to release the names of the alleged bullies' parents before prom Saturday night. Jay Nadeau, attorney for the girl and her family, said the bullying started last year and started becoming more serious in October.

Malicious neighbour admits web harassment spree - 05/19/11
Annoyed at his neighbours calling city bylaw enforcement about him and another neighbour, Michael Kenzie MacLeod embarked on a nine-month spree of ruthlessly harassing them through the Internet. MacLeod, 35, who said he was formerly friends with Robert and Kathy Smith, set up e-mail accounts in their name that resulted in fictitious ads being placed on a local Internet website to sell merchandise.

What you can do to erase yourself from the Internet - 05/19/11
You leave behind a piece of your digital identity every time you use the Internet, so what happens if you find yourself wanting to erase yourself from the web? For one Arizona woman, her digital identity led to vicious cyberstalking.

Girl reports harassment on Skype, Facebook - 05/18/11
A 15-year-old Galesburg girl was reported to have been a victim of Internet harassment earlier this week. The girl told her mother an older-sounding man had threatened to release a video of her to everyone she knows via Facebook if she did not talk to him on Skype.

"Sexting" could be added to school conduct code - 05/17/11
In this year's Orange County Public Schools student code of conduct, the section on abuse of electronic communication devices informs students that they are forbidden from using their cell phones for cyber stalking, bullying, or harassment.

Five teenagers facing jail after 'hunting down' and killing boy, 15, at Victoria Station in attack planned on Facebook - 05/17/11
Five teenagers were facing jail today for the killing of a 15-year-old boy who was 'hunted down' and stabbed at a London Tube station in an attack planned on Facebook. Rush-hour commuters looked on in horror as Sofyen Belamouadden was chased across a concourse at Victoria station in London by 20 youths charging at him with weapons including a samurai sword.

Hacker strikes, but columnist strikes back - 05/17/11
I don't know whether it's because of the recent thefts of e-mail addresses from e-mail outsourcing firm Epsilon and others, but the "stranded in London" scam is popular again. Last week, a co-worker and I both received copies of a familiar, two-year-old e-mail phishing scheme. Mine appeared to be from a business acquaintance and said...


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