WHO@ Newsletter - September 26, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Thousands run in undies in Utah


Thousands of runners may have broken a Guinness World Record for most people running in their underwear in Utah.

About 3,000 people showed up Saturday night to run from the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City -- some for fun, others to try to send a message, KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, reported.

"This is all about peace, love and supporting equal rights for LDS [Mormons], non-LDS, gay, straight, doesn't matter," runner Lisa Jackman said.

Some say the message may have been lost in the sea of panties and boxers.

"I see a lot of political messages maybe, but honestly I'm just here to have a lot of fun," runner Kevin Norton said. "I don't look at this stuff, I don't pay attention to it."

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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)

'Help me, mummy. It's hot here in hell': A special investigation into the distress of grieving families caused by the sick internet craze of 'trolling' - 09/24/11
At 7.30am on a January morning this year, Carole Gelder went into her 14-year-old daughter’s bedroom to wake her for school. What she discovered was too awful for any parent to contemplate. Lauren was in bed, dead. An inquest found the teenager, who suffered from mild epilepsy, had probably died from a fit during the night.

Woman decapitated in Mexico for web posting - 09/24/11
Police found a woman's decapitated body in a Mexican border city on Saturday, alongside a handwritten sign saying she was killed in retaliation for her postings on a social networking site. The gruesome killing may be the third so far this month in which people in Nuevo Laredo were killed by a drug cartel for what they said on the internet.

Judge lets net sex predator keep Facebook... to preserve his social life - 09/24/11
A teenager who used Facebook to groom young boys, some of whom he later molested, can continue to use social networking sites, a judge ruled yesterday. Callum Dower, 19, used the site to encourage youths to send him naked pictures. If they rejected his advances, he would pose as a girl and try again.

Caught on camera: The handbag thief at London's oldest wine bar whose capture helped lead to pioneering online crime-fighting database - 09/23/11
Laying in wait in the corner of London's oldest wine bar, a handbag thief is caught on camera ready to strike. This grainy image shows Jane Pike on a pioneering new CCTV scheme stealing at Gordon's in Charing Cross. The bar used to have 80 bag thefts a year until it started using Facewatch to help catch thieves - and now the system looks set to be rolled out across the country.

Teacher who stole Facebook baby photos to con ex-boyfriend into thinking the child was theirs is banned from classroom for two years - 09/23/11
A spurned girlfriend who took baby pictures from a friend’s Facebook page and tricked her former lover into thinking the child was theirs has been banned from teaching for two years. Primary school teacher Victoria Jones, 23, used 82 photographs of the smiling baby girl to deceive her ex-boyfriend in revenge for dumping her.

I'm out of the office, so please read this spam - 09/22/11
If you're prone to mistyping email addresses, here's a new thing to worry about: you could be a target for spammers trying to sell you a dream vacation or a diet product by pretending to be one of your friends or colleagues.

Barrington teen to be first person charged under new RI cyberstalking law - 09/22/11
A Rhode Island teenager will be the first person to be charged under the state’s revised cyberstalking law. According to WPRI, the 15-year-old boy from Barrington was charged with cyberstalking after police launched an investigation in July.

Speedo takes on bisexual blogger over 'salacious' websites - 09/22/11
Speedo, which is renowned for its skimpy "budgie smuggler" style briefs, is suing a bisexual Australian blogger for breach of copyright, claiming that his salacious websites are damaging their valuable brand.

YouTube video goes Venti after singing Starbucks employee fired in Chowchilla - 09/21/11
YouTube's latest rising viral star just lost his job. Christopher Cristwell, 25, is making national headlines after he posted a video of himself on YouTube singing about his job at the Chowchilla Starbucks.

Woman’s Cyber-Stalker Turns Out to Be Own Boyfriend - 09/21/11
Is this the world’s worst boyfriend? A British man has admitted to being the culprit in a vicious three-and-a-half year cyber-stalking scheme against his own girlfriend. Ruth Jeffery, 22, a student at Loughborough University in England, spent years receiving detailed messages that lead her to believe she was being watched, receiving explicit photos and videos, and having her Facebook account hacked, according to The Guardian.

Asheville teen charged with cyberstalking - 09/21/11
An Asheville teen was charged with cyberstalking and injury to personal property. Okoye Unique Porter, of Sand Hill Court, threatened to inflict harm on a female via an electronic communication or email on Monday, according to arrest warrants. Authorities also say he threw a rock through her bedroom window, causing damage in excess of $200.

Jilted boyfriend jailed for using web to invite men to ex's home for no-strings sex - 09/21/11
A JILTED boyfriend has been jailed for using the web to invite men to his ex-girlfriend’s home for sex and “rape fantasies”. Khalid Hussain created bogus profiles on dating and swinging websites and posed as his victim, asking for no-strings sex.

NEA deputy director guilty of cyber-stalking former Bristol lawmaker - 09/20/11
John A. Leidecker, a high-ranking member of the National Education Association of Rhode Island was found guilty in District Court Monday of cyber-stalking after the judge determined that Leidecker sent harassing e-mails that “seriously alarmed, annoyed and bothered” a state legislator in 2010.

Full Tilt Poker accused of running 'massive Ponzi scheme' - 09/20/11
Federal prosecutors have accused two top poker players and troubled gambling site Full Tilt Poker of running "a massive Ponzi scheme" that defrauded players out of $440m. Manhattan attorney Preet Bharara filed legal papers on Tuesday accusing Full Tilt Poker of improperly using funds from its online poker players to pay members of its board of directors, including professional poker players Howard Lederer and Christopher "Jesus" Ferguson.


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