WHO@ Newsletter - August 15, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...And she should do all the cooking

Former cannibal seeking a wife

A former cannibal in Indonesia who is currently living at a mental institution said he is on the lookout for potential wives.

Sumanto, who was sentenced to five years in prison in 2003 after stealing a woman's corpse and eating it in a bid to obtain supernatural powers, told Tempointeraktif.com this week he has been "yearning for a wife," the Jakarta Globe reported Friday.

Sumanto, who was freed from prison in 2006 and is currently living at Haji Mustajab Mental Institution in Karanganyar, said he is looking for a woman who shares his Muslim faith.

"The important thing is, my wife has to be a woman and she has to be religious," Sumanto said.

"She doesn't have to be beautiful but if she looks like (actress and singer) Dewi Perssik, it couldn't hurt either," he said.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/08/12/Former-cannibal-seeking-a-wife/UPI-39481313171474/#ixzz1V6rYvayB

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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)

Hacker stole £35,000 from neighbours’ online bank accounts by working out their passwords using FACEBOOK - 08/15/11
A hacker stole from friends and neighbours' bank accounts after working out their passwords from personal information they put on sites like Facebook and Friends Reunited.

Abusive partners using Facebook to continue harrassment, says Sunderland charity - 08/15/11
ABUSIVE partners are turning to technology to find sick new ways of stalking their victims, the Echo can reveal. An increasing number of Sunderland women are seeking refuge after campaigns of terror, including being stalked using GPS tracking devices and apps on mobile phones, hacking into computers and online harassment.

Teachers targeted by cyberbullying pupils and parents - 08/15/11
School teachers have been subjected to online abuse and cyberbullying by pupils and parents, a study has found. Research carried out by the University of Plymouth found parents were responsible for a quarter of the abuse suffered by teachers.

In Email Case, Ashland Police Turned To Culprit For Help - 08/15/11
Ashland police officers investigating a harassment complaint involving several emails initially relied on the emails' author, Elliot Kerwin, for technical assistance to help solve the case, according to police reports obtained by the Ashland Current. In April, Sgt. Greg BeBeau asked Kerwin, the city's information technology director at the time, to determine whether any of the emails had been sent from the city's computer server, according to an April 27 police report. Kerwin produced a CD containing all the emails sent from March 31 to April 2.

Courts criticised after widow’s harassment hell - 08/15/11
A WIDOW who was looking for love on the internet has hit out at the courts after a man who conned her and broke into her home escaped jail. Amanda Avery criticised the legal system this week after hearing that Colin Bradish – a man who she says made her life hell – was handed a 50-week suspended sentence for burglary and harassment.

Christian schools snoop on students - 08/15/11
Exclusive Christian schools in Australia have created a storm of biblical proportions by snooping on their students through their facebook accounts. According to the Sydney Morning Herald swanky schools of the religious right are using internet monitoring companies to read what students are saying on social networking sites.

Online anonymity: A gateway to freedom or abuse? - 08/14/11
Google+ has sparked many online debates, but the one at the forefront concerns online anonymity. By forcing users to use their real names, Google+ has sprung open a worldwide discussion regarding how this affects activists. Google+ certainly isn’t the first social network to force users to use their full names, with Facebook doing the same long before Google+ ever launched, but the latter has been far more stringent in attempting to enforce the rule.

How the internet has all but destroyed the market for films, music and newspapers - 08/14/11
For most of the 80s and 90s, NBC dominated US television: Miami Vice, The Cosby Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends. The network earned its ratings by pushing boundaries – Miami Vice stylised the police drama, while Hill Street Blues gave it gritty realism. These shows also brought in big money – NBC was once one of the most profitable divisions of General Electric. But when the parent company was acquired by Comcast this year, the deal reportedly gave the network a value of zero.

Device finds child porn on WiFi -08/14/11
A local company is giving police another way to track down child pornography on the Internet. Everett-based Fluke Networks adapted a troubleshooting product to help law enforcement officials fight crime. A feature on iPhones and laptops allows users to detect WiFi networks in the area. Fluke Networks made a device, called the Aircheck WiFi Tester, that can focus in on any networks being used to handle child pornography.

Blogging nude photos of Cumberland County freeholder amounted to cyber-bullying - 08/13/11
“It’s personal,” says Carl Johnson, who recently forced Freeholder Lou Magazzu out of office with a blog full of barely censored naked photos. That much is clear. What started out as a simmering political feud between a community gadfly and Cumberland County’s most powerful local figure quickly blew up into an extremely personal exposé.

Judge lowers bond for man accused of cyber stalking - 08/13/11
A judge agreed Friday to reduce bond for a Peru man held in La Salle County’s first cyber-stalking case.
Jerome P. Kennedy, 48, of 1701 Water St. initially was ordered held on $150,000 bond. Friday, however, assistant public defender Mike Olewinski asked for a bond reduction, pointing out the low-level sentencing range Kennedy could face as well as his limited risk of flight.

Online scammers get smarter - 08/13/11
CONSUMERS are still falling for scams where they are promised rewards to help someone transfer money. Criminals from Nigeria have been infamous for tempting people with get-rich-quick schemes over the years, The Advertiser reported.

Renton Police to continue video investigation but not as cyberstalking -08/12/11
The Renton Police Department will continue its investigation internally of who created eight animated cartoons critical of the department but not as criminal cyberstalking. The City of Renton also announced Thursday that it has withdrawn a search warrant to seek information from a division of Google Inc. about the identity of Mrfuddlesticks, the user name of the person who posted the videos in April.

Cape Elizabeth man sentenced for NPR host threats - 08/12/11
A Cape Elizabeth man was was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for sending email threats to national public radio hosts. John Crosby received the maximum sentence under the federal sentencing rules.

That's amore? 'It was love at first sight' says pizzeria man jailed for stalking Georgina Bloomberg - 08/12/11
He was crazy about her from the start. The mullet-maned Queens man busted for his bizarre pursuit of Mayor Bloomberg's daughter says his heart was stolen by an Internet photo of the 28-year-old equestrian.

Man arrested for email threats after state fair assaults - 08/12/11
A man's been charged with two misdemeanors for sending threatening emails to the spokeswoman for the Wisconsin State Fair. Patrice Harris received the messages on August 5 after a TV news interview where she was asked bout the assaults and violence at the fair the night before.

Stalker will stay under court's supervision for 40 years - 08/12/11
A delusional woman who relentlessly stalked a prominent Dakota County family must serve a year in jail and 40 years on probation, a judge ordered Thursday. That's the longest probation that Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said he's ever seen. For Judge Richard Spicer, it was a creative approach for a new breed of criminal: a cyberstalker.

Police issue warning after Calgary man lured into robbery trap - 08/11/11
Police, cyber security experts and criminologists are urging individuals to use caution when meeting an Internet acquaintance in person in the wake of an incident in which a man lured by an online rendezvous ended up with a gunshot wound in a robbery attempt.

Union leader testifies that e-mails to lawmaker were satire, not stalking - 08/11/11
A union leader testified Wednesday that the e-mails he sent then-state Rep. Douglas W. Gablinske last fall were intended as a spoof on the lawmaker’s positions, particularly with regard to his support of the statewide school-financing formula.

O'Bireck Pleads Guilty to Internet Threats - 08/11/11
The Elmira man accused of stalking and making internet threats against a New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty in federal court.

Somali pirate 'used mobile to surf web for US kidnap victim information' - 08/11/11
A Somali pirate allegedly used his web-enabled mobile telephone to research Americans Jean and Scott Adam, whose yacht was hijacked, and work out how much ransom to demand for their safe release, according to US court papers.

Computer 'porn' policies at metro public libraries are strict but not foolproof - 08/11/11
Lars Leafblad was shepherding his young children through the Ramsey County Library's branch in Roseville when he was appalled to see a man checking out more than books. The man was looking at Internet porn on the library computer.

Ex-professor pleads guilty in Web stalking case -08/10/11
A former Massachusetts college professor accused of stalking and making Internet threats against a New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to concealing a crime. Gary O'Bireck, of Elmira, N.Y., was an associate professor of criminology and sociology at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass., when authorities say he used a fake online identity to threaten a police officer he accused of raping his girlfriend in 2007.

Anti-Bullying Law Starts for Schools Next Month - 08/10/11
Every school year brings changes and challenges, but few are as formidable as the one now facing administrators: implementing the state's new anti-bullying law.

UK riots: Facebook invitations see teens due in court and more new arrests - 08/10/11
Two teenagers are due to appear in court today in connection with messages posted on Facebook allegedly encouraging people to start rioting. A 16-year-old boy was arrested yesterday afternoon following an operation by Strathclyde Police in the south side of Glasgow. It is alleged the message posted on the social networking site incited others to commit acts of disorder in the area following public unrest in several cities across England.

Judge jails man on bond for e-mail threats to police - 08/09/11
A man appearing in court on Taser possession chages was remanded in jail on a $100,000 bond after accusations he emailed threats to police while free on bond. Trial Court Judge David Swartz said Tristan Mealing, 38, posed a danger to deputies during the hearing Thursday.


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