WHO@ Newsletter - August 8, 2011
Boaters under 'pirate' flag charged in Smith's Cove robbery attempt
A Gloucester man and an Ipswich resident, operating a motor boat flying the
"skull-and-crossbones" of the pirate ships of old, are facing multiple charges
after being arrested in Smith's Cove late Thursday night following an apparent
botched robbery of a sailboat.
Gloucester Police Lt. Joseph Aiello said this morning that the robbery was
interrupted by the sailboat owner, who had been asleep onboard when Scott D.
Stanton of Gloucester and Steven Jette of Ipswich pulled alongside and then came
aboard the sailboat, which was at a transient mooring in the Inner Harbor.
Aiello said the sailboat owner, identified as a New Jersey man, chased away the
would-be robbers. He then called the U.S. Coast Guard, which, in turn, called
According to Aiello, the sailboat owner told police that the would-be robbers'
motor boat was flying the pirates' black-and-white flag, adding one of them
yelled words to the effect of "Don't come any closer, we have a gun, and we'll
Aiello said police located the motor boat with the use of one or more of the
city's homeland security cameras. The Coast Guard also responded and cornered
the motor boat in Smith's Cove.
Stanton and Jette were to be arraigned in Gloucester District Court on multiple
charges this morning.
They are charged with breaking and entering in the night time with the intent to
commit a felony, threatening to commit a crime and intimidating a witness.
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Virtual Harassment Worse Than Face-to-Face - 08/08/11
Cyberstalking or online harassment is more stressful and traumatic than being
stalked or harassed in person, according to a presentation at the American
Psychological Association's Annual Convention.
Death threats to DJ for Facebook debate about gender issues - 08/08/11
A seemingly uncontroversial post on the Facebook profile of the club and concert
hall Slakthuset in Stockholm resulted in death threats against DJ Tova Wellton.
"Book more women, please" said Tova Wellton's Facebook post to Slakthuset that
ended in a heated debate with death threats and a discussion with more than 600
Traumatised by my stalker - 08/08/11
TWENTY-two-year-old Latoya J didn't think twice about exchanging her number with
Robert when they met at a social gathering three months ago. He seemed okay and
wanted her advice on a new venture which she felt she could assist him with.
Initially, Robert would just call to ask for her advice, but it wasn't long
before the nature of the calls began to take on a different spin. "He would call
me late in the evenings and started leaving some weird voicemails on my phone,"
she told All Woman.
Fired for Filming Boss Taking Nap on the Job -08/08/11
A SECURITY guard was fired for filming this clip of his boss allegedly asleep on
the job and posting it on Facebook.
Facebook: Breeding Ground for Teen Narcissists? - 08/08/11
Is Facebook turning your teenager into a narcissist? A new study finds that
daily overuse of Facebook can contribute to psychological and health problems in
young users, though the site has proven beneficial among those who are more
Govt wants to monitor Facebook, Twitter - 08/08/11
The Union home ministry has written to the department of telecom asking it to
"ensure effective monitoring of Twitter and Facebook". Milind Deora, minister
of state for communications and information technology, said in written reply to
a question on Friday in the Rajya Sabha that DoT has received a letter from MHA
to ensure monitoring of social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter in
order to "strengthen cyber security paraphernalia".
Gotham Gossipist: Queens Woman Accused Of Stalking Actress Marion Cotillard
Faces Judge - 08/08/11
Hobbies are important, folks. Not only do they keep us busy, but they also
prevent us from stalking actors and sending them creepy things via the Internet.
And one New York City woman is in dire need of a hobby that isn't Academy Award
winning French actress Marion Cotillard.
Cancer scammer in trouble again - 08/07/11
A week after being released from prison for bilking sympathizers out of about
$1,000 in donations to help her pay for treatments for cancers she never had, an
Upper Moreland woman is back behind bars after allegedly calling two of her
victims and harassing them.
Davao cybersex den raided - 08/07/11
Just a couple days after the Philippine National Police (PNP) launched a
campaign to protect children against Internet fraud and cyberstalking, police
raided a cybersex den in Davao City. The cybersex den, owned by theCyber City
Teleservices was raided by police Saturday and owner/operators Mary Jane Bacani
and Ivory Abregana, were charged with violation of Article 201 of the Revised
Penal Code in relation to section 5 (i) of the Electronic Commerce Act of 2000.
Scam E-mail Targets Tax Payers at England - 08/06/11
In a recent scam, the owner of Riverhouse Inn, a restaurant in Weymouth (Dorset,
England) Lorraine D'Agostino, has been alerting the tax payers, mainly business
class people residing in England on a fake e-mail threat, reports
dorsetecho.co.uk on July 24, 2011.
Stalkers use online social networks to harass, torment victims - 08/06/11
Modern technology has changed the way stalkers harass their victims. Online
social media sources (e.g., Facebook and Twitter) allow former partners,
including the people in relationships with former partners, to electronically
torment their victims through threatening emails and instant messaging.
Judge sends man to jail on $100,000 bond after deputy receives threatening
emails - 08/05/11
A 38-year-old Superior Township man charged with possessing a taser was free on
bond when he appeared in court Thursday for a hearing on his case. But news that
Madison Tristan Mealing had spent his down time threatening the Washtenaw County
Sheriff's Department and Detective Kevin Parviz through recent emails and
YouTube movies didn't settle well with Trial Court Judge David Swartz.
Familiar Faces, But Do Not Know Names? You Could Still 'Friend' Them Online! -
The 'friend suggestion' feature of Facebook may change if Cambridge University
is able to influence Facebook with its recent research focus of suggesting
friends based on common places visited; this would require people to use the
'Places' tool, which allows them to check-in themselves and their friends to
locations such as restaurants, clubs, stores, and much more.
Cyber-stalking case heads to trial on Oct. 31 - 08/05/11
La Salle County's first cyber-stalking case could go to trial Oct. 31, a judge
ruled Friday. Jerome P. Kennedy, 48, of 1701 Water St., Peru pleaded innocent
Friday to cyber-stalking and harassment by electronic communication, both Class
4 felonies carrying 1-3 years in prison. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of
violating an order of protection.
Cyber stalking in New Hanover County - 08/05/11
Communication in the digital age is only a message, tweet or poke away, but that
ease of interaction is not problem-free. Cases of cyber stalking in Southeast
North Carolina are increasing in number, according to Assistant District
Attorney Alex Nicely.
Expansion of hotel review defamation action, Google added, FBI alerted -
Remember Kwikchex, the UK organisation which pledged to come down hard on
TripAdvisor for publishing alleged libellous reviews about hotels? Eleven months
since that initial flurry of coverage and many could be forgiven for thinking it
was just a publicity stunt to attract new members to the company's reputation
Woman claims maintenance men violated her privacy - 08/04/11
A tenant accuses maintenance staff of playing dress-up in her west Houston
apartment, then posting pictures on Facebook. It was at the Crest Apartments on
Wilcrest where former tenant Stacy Knight says a couple of maintenance men
violated her privacy early this year. In a lawsuit, the woman claims those
workers went into her home unannounced, allegedly looking for a water leak, but
ended snooping through her closets.
Twitter Sends UT Dallas Prof Dean Terry a Letter Telling Him to Delete
Undetweetable - 08/03/11
Last week, our friends across the office at DC9 introduced us to a new way to
creep on people in the Twitterverse: Undetweetable, an invention by professor
Dr. Dean Terry and grad student Bradley Griffith, both of the Emerging Media +
Communication program at the University of Texas at Dallas.
More girls than boys cyber-bullied: study - 08/02/11
Around one-in-five UK kids victims of cyber-bullying, research suggests. A new
study by researchers at Anglia Ruskin University has revealed that more number
of girls are subject to cyber-bullying than boys. The Telegraph reported that
cyber-bullying caused loss of confidence and even a drop in school attendance
for most victims.
What Do They Say About The Lawyer Who Represents Himself? - 08/02/11
Not quite sure where to start on this one, but I will just say that while the
embedded (below) legal filing clocks in at 100 pages, it's worth taking the time
to read it, just to get a sense of the legal filing stylings of one Arthur Alan
Wolk, a lawyer who apparently has made quite a name for himself over the years
as a trial lawyer specializing in aviation accidents. In April of 2007, the blog
Overlawyered published a post with some speculation about some of Wolk's
activities in a particular case -- speculation that Wolk insists is false.
How To Responsibly Stalk Your Children Using Their Cellphones - 08/02/11
It's 11:56 a.m. Do you know where your children are? You would if you had a
Location Labs monitoring app installed on their smartphones with which you could
check their GPS coordinates. You could also see their photos and read their text
Data of Sun website users stolen - 08/02/11
Thousands of people who entered competitions on The Sun website have been warned
that their personal information may have been stolen. The paper's publisher,
News Group, said the data was taken when the site was hacked on 19 July.