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Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nancy Grace/Swift Justice Today - I'm on!

Swift Justice with Nancy Grace – I'm the expert on today's show "Is he a threat?" - http://t.co/EuDx0Se via @AddThis

Monday, April 25, 2011

WHO@ Newsletter - April 25, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...It's a hairy situation
Burglars steal hair from Chicago business
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110425/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_chicago_hair_heist

Chicago police have a real head-scratching case on their hands as they try to root out who stole human hair from a beauty-supply company.

Police say the theft of what they consider a "very valuable" amount of hair was taken early Sunday by burglars of the Beauty One shop.

Authorities say the culprits pried open a huge steel door that had been secured with two deadbolt locks, then swiped the hair.

No dollar amount for the hair was given, and there was no immediate explanation why thieves would want it.

A police sergeant says he's been to a lot of robberies, but never one involving hair.

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Bullies face 10 years in jail - 04/26/11
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/bullies-face-10-years-in-jail/story-e6frea6u-1226044677841
WORKPLACE and cyber bullies face up to 10 years in jail under proposed changes to South Australian laws. The State Government yesterday said it would consider replicating sweeping new Victorian laws aimed at tackling bullying, including abuse levelled through social media websites and on mobile phones.

Man Gets Punched for Surfing Porn at Library - 04/25/11
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/new-york-porn-library-fight,news-10920.html
Libraries are wonderful places of learning with access to books, videos, music and now even the internet. Of course, where there is internet, and there is porn. And with internet in libraries, that means there's also porn there too.

Man in 30s arrested for stalking - 04/22/11
http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Crime/Story/A1Story20110422-275076.html
A man who allegedly sent more than a hundred text messages to his ex-girlfriend was arrested and charged with stalking, according to Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency. The 38-year-old man surnamed Jang had sent 147 text messages to the victim since October 2009. He kept following his ex by hiding around her house as well as workplace. With the internet ID and password he had learned during the relationship, he even kept track of things she bought online.

Police See Rise In Reports of Online Harassment - 04/22/11
http://www.pro8news.com/news/local/Police-See-Rise-In-Reports-of-Online-Harassment-120513634.html
Yesterday we brought you the story of a man arrested for reportedly harassing a local priest by threatening him over the Internet.
And today, Laredo Police are warning any others who may think they can get away with online bullying or harassment.

Facebook boasts snare £150,000 library vandal who closed building for five months - 04/22/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379294/Ive-kept-Idiotic-Facebook-boast-snares-teenage-vandal-caused-50k-damage-library.html#ixzz1KXom1cHk
A teenage vandal who flooded his local library causing £150,000 of damage has been caught out – after admitting he did it on Facebook. The 16-year-old had initially denied committing the act, which left the library closed for five months. But he changed his plea and confessed to causing the damage after being confronted with the transcript of a conversation with a friend on the social networking site.

'I'm going to rape you': Vicious cyberbully who tormented a teenage cancer survivor turns out to be her BEST FRIEND - 04/21/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379119/Teenage-cancer-survivor-Justine-Williams-viciously-bullied-best-friend.html#ixzz1KXp2azrD
A girl who bravely beat cancer when she was just 11 was taunted for weeks by a vicious cyberbully - who turned out to be her best friend. Justine Williams, who lost a leg to the disease, only discovered the identity of her tormentor when her parents reported the abuse to Massachusetts police.

Man Arrested For Harassing Local Pastor Online - 04/21/11
http://www.pro8news.com/news/local/Man-Arrested-For-Harassing-Local-Pastor-Online-120418059.html
A local man has been arrested for online harassment in a case police say took months to investigate and one that involves the Internet and a local church. Police say the man could now face anywhere from 2 to 20 years in prison if found guilty for the crime.

How thieves can track down your address ONE MINUTE after you update Facebook and Twitter with your holiday plans - 04/21/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379096/Facebook-Twitter-users-risk-burgled-posting-holiday-plans.html#ixzz1KXpWcp16
Constant holiday updates on social networking sites are a handy way of letting your friends know what you are up to. But there may be others who have a more sinister interest in your online posts. Facebook and Twitter users are increasing the risk of being burgled when they announce their holiday plans online, a study has warned.

Caught on CCTV: The terrifying moment robber was shot dead after storming internet cafe - 04/21/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1378944/Deadly-Shooting-Florida-Internet-Cafe-Caught-Camera.html#ixzz1KXpgsgLQ
This is the terrifying moment two armed robbers stormed a Florida internet cafe, in a dramatic shoot-out which left one man dead. Chilling footage shows the men, dressed in dark clothing and bandannas, charge into the store before being confronted by a security guard.

Cyberstalker will wear GPS device - 04/21/11
http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1294651414/Cyberstalker-will-wear-GPS-device
A North Valley man was sentenced Thursday to probation and ordered to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet for cyberstalking a WEEK-TV news reporter last year.

Threatening texts lead to arrest - 04/21/11
http://www.brewtonstandard.com/2011/04/21/threatening-texts-lead-to-arrest/
A Brewton man has been charged with aggravating stalking after a McDavid, Fla., woman told police he had sent her threatening text messages. Joshua Caleb Black, 21, of 360 Pine View Cemetery Road, was arrested April 14 and charged with two counts of aggregated stalking, third degree, after harassing, cyberstalking and threatening to commit murder.

Issaquah girls, 11 and 12, could face cyberstalking charge - 04/21/11
http://www.issaquahpress.com/2011/04/21/issaquah-girls-11-and-12-could-face-cyberstalking-charge/
Facebook posts could land a pair of Issaquah girls in court, the Issaquah Police Department announced Thursday afternoon. The police department responded to a report of harassment March 18 from the mother of another 12-year-old girl. The mother said someone had accessed her daughter’s Facebook page and posted sexually explicit photos and messages.

R.I. teachers union official challenges admissibility of evidence in stalking case - 04/21/11
http://www.projo.com/news/courts/content/LEIDECKER_CHARGE_04-21-11_KANLRFD_v6.1a1bbbd.html
A state teachers union executive charged with stalking a former state lawmaker by e-mail is challenging the admissibility of evidence seized from his home as well as any statements he made to investigators.

Woman accused of email threats to 15 GOP senators ordered to stay off Internet - 04/21/11
http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/article_c5183e16-6c5c-11e0-98cd-001cc4c002e0.html
A Cross Plains child care provider who allegedly sent email threats to 15 Republican state senators over their support for limiting public worker collective bargaining rights was ordered to stay off the Internet by a Dane County court commissioner Thursday.

Sultan principal victim of fake Facebook page - 04/20/11
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014824082_apwacyberbulliedprincipal.html
Sultan Middle School Principal Robin Briganti can tell students she knows what it feels like to be a victim of cyberbullying.

Cyber-stalking Creepy crawlies - 04/20/11
http://www.economist.com/node/18584386?story_id=18584386&fsrc=rss
LEANDRA RAMM (pictured) is a mezzo-soprano with more on her mind than music. Someone­a deranged Singaporean cyber-stalker, she claims­has posted around 4,000 internet messages in the past five years, depicting her as a talentless, sex-crazed swindler. He has also created a blog under her name and has left obscene messages on her own website.

NJ man gets prison term for email threats - 04/18/11
http://www.necn.com/04/18/11/NJ-man-gets-prison-term-for-email-threat/landing_nation.html?&blockID=3&apID=cbe47480609240cda5cb543c003ba0d9
A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 50 months in prison and three years' supervised release for sending threatening emails to the employees of five Latino civil rights organizations.

Monday, April 18, 2011

WHO@ Newsletter - April 18, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...They go gaga over Lady Gaga
Whales can't resist a catchy pop tune: study
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110414/sc_afp/scienceaustraliamusicanimaloffbeat_20110414160558

Humpback whales love a good hit single, and every year a new catchy pop tune spreads among the male underwater crooners, said an Australian study released Thursday.

The men are the only ones who sing, likely in the hopes of making some lady whale swoon, according to the research published in the US journal Current Biology.

If there is a whale version of the King of Pop, he likely resides off the coast of eastern Australia, because that is where the popular tune of the season has always originated for the past decade, researchers said.

The hit-making tune then ripples eastward across the South Pacific Ocean, from Australia to French Polynesia, infecting genetically distinct groups of whales who all start singing the same song during breeding season.

In typical pop music fashion, the tunes are not all that original most of the time, said researcher Ellen Garland, a graduate student at The University of Queensland.

"It would be like splicing an old Beatles song with U2," Garland said. "Occasionally they completely throw the current song out the window and start singing a brand new song."

The 11-year study described itself as the "first documentation of a repeated, dynamic cultural change occurring across multiple populations at such a large geographic scale."

What remains a mystery is why the whales all sing the same song, when presumably their efforts are meant to make them stand out against the pack.

"We think this male quest for song novelty is in the hope of being that little bit different and perhaps more attractive to the opposite sex," said Garland.

"This is then countered by the urge to sing the same tune, by the need to conform."

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Facebook groomer fools families with fantasy - 04/18/11
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/facebook-groomer-fools-families-fantasy-4130673
Police are still seeking a woman who has been using Facebook to groom schoolboys in an elaborate scam which had many parents fooled. The woman used pictures of younger girls to set up a series of fake online profiles to start up relationships with around 30 boys in Christchurch, some as young as 13.

Eddie Winslow's Ex -- The Man Is a Window Creeper - 04/18/11
http://www.tmz.com/2011/04/18/eddie-winslow-karinne-steffans-darius-mccrary-restraining-order-window-terrorism-harassment/
Eddie Winslow's ex-wife just obtained ANOTHER restraining order against the ex-"Family Matters" star -- after the actor allegedly showed up to her house several times and harassed her through a window.

Lesson learned: It really is a world-wide Web - 04/17/11
http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/localsports/04-17-2011-steigerwald-column
The Internet is a wonderful thing, most of the time. I found out about the power of the Internet this week, after writing a column about Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who is still in a medically induced coma following a beating he took from two Los Angeles Dodgers fans. It happened at Dodgers Stadium on opening day, and I questioned Stow's judgment when I wrote this: "Maybe somebody can ask Stow, if he ever comes out of his coma, why he thought it was a good idea to wear Giants gear to a Dodgers' home opener when there was a history of out-of-control drunkenness and arrests at that event going back several years."

Cyberbullying latest challenge for teen cancer survivor - 04/17/11
http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/x2095869648/Cyberbullying-latest-challenge-for-teen-cancer-survivor
Justine Williams simply wanted to be a kid again. She beat cancer at age 11 and learned to walk with a prosthetic leg before her 14th birthday. The plan was to put it all behind her as she entered eighth grade at North Andover Middle School last fall.

Secrets put on internet in Whitehall blunders - 04/17/11
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/8457506/Secrets-put-on-internet-in-Whitehall-blunders.html
Secret information from at least three separate government departments is available on the internet because of incompetent handling of sensitive material by Whitehall officials, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

Social networks ripe for crime, consequences limited - 04/17/11
http://citizensvoice.com/news/social-networks-ripe-for-crime-consequences-limited-1.1133653#axzz1Jt5bA0GN
When a 16-year-old West Scranton girl jumped from a Cedar Avenue bridge last month in an apparent suicide attempt, online harassment via social networking websites landed in the crosshairs of local law enforcement. "We've had cases of harassment through Facebook, but not to the point where someone tried to harm themselves as a result," said Scranton Police Detective Capt. Al Leoncini.

Hightstown parent who e-mailed teacher facing harassment lawsuit - 04/16/11
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2011/04/hightstown_parent_who_e-mailed.html
A Hightstown High School parent who identified himself as the author of anonymous and allegedly threatening e-mails to a school music teacher is now the subject of a harassment lawsuit aimed at defining the limits of free speech on the internet.

Former BMS teacher charged with stalking girl via phone, Internet - 04/16/11
http://www.news-bulletin.com/nb/index.php/news/4397-former-bms-teacher-charged-with-stalking-girl-via-phone-internet.html
Manuel Martinez III, a former teacher at Belen Middle School, has been indicted by a Valencia County grand jury for the alleged stalking of a 15-year-old student. Martinez, 41, is charged with aggravated stalking, three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and attempt to commit a felony for allegedly attempting to lure the girl, a sophomore at Belen High School, to the Los Lunas Walmart parking lot where the two were to drink alcohol.

Surrey man accused of stalking Chicago-area ex-lover by GPS, shooting her dead - 04/16/11
http://www.theprovince.com/life/Surrey+accused+stalking+Chicago+area+lover+shooting+dead/4622976/story.html#ixzz1Jt9fuTZ5
A Surrey man charged with stalking and gunning down an ex-girlfriend in cold blood in her Chicago hometown was remembered by his former classmates in a BCIT computer program as studious and someone who kept to himself. Demetry Smirnov, 20, an unemployed computer technician, was charged Friday with the first-degree murder of Jitka Vesel, 36.

Beware social media users, 'Creepy' new software is stalking you - 04/16/11
http://www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=9031363
You probably know that some Internet and cell phone applications like Foursquare or Twitter can broadcast your location to the world. And you might know that Web sites with names like PleaseRobMe and ICanStalkYou have been created with shock value in mind to call attention to the potential consequences of broadcasting such information. But those sites picked on random individuals and exposed their whereabouts one at a time.

Nicholls student charged for Facebook threats - 04/15/11
http://www.wwltv.com/news/Nicholls-student-accused-of-sending-threatening-Facebook-messages-119907419.html
An 18-year-old Nicholls State University student is banned from campus after he admitting setting up a fake Facebook account and sending sexually explicit and threatening messages to professors and a student, police said. Preston Stock, a freshman from Waggaman, was issued a misdemeanor summons on April 4 for cyberstalking after confessing to Nicholls Police officers. If convicted, Stock could spend up to one year in prison. The state Attorney General’s Office is assisting in the investigation.

Police thought I'd killed her: Shaun Gayle's first interview after obsessive ex is found guilty of murdering his pregnant girlfriend - 04/15/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1377236/Shaun-Gayles-interview-pregnant-girlfriend-murdered-obsessive-stalker.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Shaun Gayle has spoken for the first time about the murder of his girlfriend and their unborn child. The former Chicago Bears star said he had been completely devastated by Rhoni Reuter's death - and was shocked to discover that police had once considered him a suspect. He also described how he went undercover to help trap her killer, his former lover Marni Yang.

Bloodied, bound and paraded on YouTube... then hanged hours later: Horrific fate of peace activist kidnapped in Gaza - 04/15/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1377182/Vittorio-Arrigoni-Kidnapped-peace-activist-pictured-YouTube-dead-Gaza.html
A peace activist has been found hanged in an abandoned house in the Gaza Strip just hours after he was paraded on YouTube by his abductors. Vittorio Arrigoni, 36, was blindfolded and had been badly beaten before the broadcast. A hand was seen pulling his head up by his hair to face the camera. The video, posted just hours after the pacifist was kidnapped, sparked a frantic race against time to track him down before he was killed.

Feckless father with children by eight women fakes death to avoid paying support to ninth baby on the way... and then claims: 'I get so much hassle' - 04/15/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1377008/Keith-MacDonald-fakes-death-Feckless-fathers-plan-escape-paying-child-support.html#ixzz1Jt3TvNf5
As Britain's most feckless father, Keith MacDonald has done almost everything he can to escape responsibility for his eight children by eight women. But just when many thought the jobless layabout could stoop no lower, he posed as a friend to announce his own death by text.

Tampa parents sue school district after student's 'sexting' suicide - 04/14/11
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/state/os-sexting-suicide-lawsuit-20110414,0,7836895.story
The parents of a 13-year-old Tampa girl who hanged herself after enduring classmates' taunts over a revealing photo texted to a boy have sued the school district. The parents of Hope Witsell filed a federal lawsuit this week, accusing the school district of violating the civil rights of them and their daughter. They say school personnel saw signs that Hope was distraught and could have prevented the suicide.

Email rates Ipswich High girls without prom dates - 04/14/11
http://www.salemnews.com/local/x2036004051/Email-rates-Ipswich-High-girls-without-prom-dates
The close-knit community of Ipswich has been sent spinning by malicious emails circulated this week rating 22 high school girls without prom dates, detailing their interests, looks and dating experience.

Art school altercation puts new spin on cyberstalking - 04/14/11
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/art-school-altercation-puts-new-spin-on-cyberstalking-20110413-1de72.html#ixzz1Jt48Cpt2
IT'S a cyberstalking case with a difference - a senior Melbourne academic claiming she felt threatened by a well-known artist - and it has ended with an unlikely outcome: the ''victim'' has agreed not to visit the Facebook page of the ''offender'' for the next 20 years.

Police fury as 'Don't Snitch' campaign warns witnesses not to help detectives investigating shooting of five-year-old girl - 04/13/11
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1376377/Police-fury-Dont-Snitch-campaign-urges-witnesses-help-detectives-investigating-shooting-year-old-girl.html
Police have condemned a website urging witnesses with information about the shooting of a five-year-old girl caught in apparent gang crossfire not to 'snitch'. The site has been set up to tell people not to come forward about the attack on Thusha Kamaleswaran almost two weeks ago.

Oregon woman 'used box cutter and pliers to circumcise three-month-old son at home... after learning how on YouTube' - 04/12/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1375793/Oregon-woman-used-box-cutter-pliers-circumcise-son-home.html#ixzz1Jt0GEVo3
A mother is to go on trial for assault after allegedly using a box cutter and a pair of pliers to circumcise her three-month-old son. Keemonta Peterson told police she had watched YouTube videos on how to carry out the surgical procedure.

Woman Describes Confrontation With Neighbor After Webcam Discovery - 04/11/11
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2011/04/11/woman-describes-confrontation-with-neighbor-after-webcam-discovery/
Formal charges may be filed this week against an Erie man suspected of planting a webcam in his neighbor’s home. Gordon Schumacher, 35, faces charges of second degree burglary and unlawful sexual contact in the case. Nicole Bernard described to CBS4 the frightening discovery of the cam and then the confrontation she had with the man who apparently was responsible.

Doctor contracts seek to silence unhappy patients - 04/11/11
http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/Doctors-asking-patients-119609244.html
Patients often find a physician by asking a friend, family member or another health care provider. However, a growing number of people are turning to the Internet to find doctors. At dozens of free rating sites, MDs are graded with stars, numbers and even frowny faces. but, it's the the bad testimonies that have some doctors requiring patients to sign a contract promising they won't post comments without prior approval from the physician.

Monday, April 11, 2011

WHO@ Newsletter - April 11, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .I just love stupid criminals!
Charlotte robbery suspect drops T-shirt at scene
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110408/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_t_shirt_clue
A suspect in a North Carolina home invasion robbery is in jail after a T-shirt bearing his photo was found outside the crime scene.

The Charlotte Observer reports Friday that the shirt fell out of the suspect's car as he was making a hasty getaway.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a man and woman were at home when two men broke in March 29 and took a wallet and some jewelry.

The suspects struggled with the man as they fled. Later, the man found a black T-shirt on the ground displaying a mug shot and the slogan: "Making money is my thang."

Two days later, 25-year-old Jonathan Tyrone Huntley turned himself in and was charged with common law robbery and breaking and entering. It wasn't immediately known if he has a lawyer.

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Cyberstalkers Take To Social Networks Over Dating Sites: STUDY -04/11/11
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/11/cyberstalking-study-social-network_n_847037.html
The Guardian reports that, according to a new study, cyberstalking has become more prevalent than real-world stalking. Alarmed by the rise in online harassment, the British Electronic Communication Harassment Organization (ECHO) at Bedford University recently conducted a study of the effects of cyberstalking on victims.

Clearly define social network policy - 04/11/11
http://www.lfpress.com/money/businessmonday/2011/04/11/17945551.html
Whether you are willing to allow your employees to participate in social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn or not, you need to draft an effective social media policy.

Smith under fire over webcam sex scandal - 04/11/11
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/04/11/3187745.htm?site=idx-act
Defence Minister Stephen Smith should apologise to the head of an elite Canberra military academy for criticising him over a recent webcam sex scandal, the Australian Defence Association says.

AFL girl Duthie's family 'getting threats' - 04/11/11
http://www.sheppnews.com.au/aapArticle.aspx?aapID=16551
The mother of Melbourne school girl Kim Duthie, who posted nude pictures of two St Kilda footballers on the internet, says her family have received death threats. Susan Duthie says people have threatened to cut the throat of her 17-year-old daughter who became involved with Saints' star Sam Gilbert after he and another player visited their school for a football clinic.

Email threat to Wankhede; accused says sent for fun - 04/10/11
http://www.sahilonline.org/english/news.php?cid=3&nid=10740
Charging Muslim's for terrorism has been a very easy task for many. Especially LeT, SIMI, and many such organizations have been a very soft target for the common people, as the security squads around the world do believe when anybody bundles the blame on these organizations.

Man faces cyberstalking charge - 04/09/11
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/4713458-418/man-faces-cyberstalking-charge.html
A Chicago man has been charged with stalking a Naperville woman over the Internet and badgering her in a lurid e-mail campaign. Daniel R. Tamburich, 32, is charged with cyberstalking, causing emotional distress and electronic communication harassment.

Snellville PD Makes First Cyber Stalking Arrest - 04/08/11
http://snellville.patch.com/articles/snellville-pd-makes-first-cyber-stalking-arrest
Snellville Police Department has made its first arrest in a cyber stalking case, according to Police Chief Roy Whitehead. Police arrested Alexander Prescott Brown, a 25-year-old Tennessee man, in connection with the stalking of a 19-year-old Snellville woman. The woman, who attends Georgia Gwinnett College, met the man in an Internet chat room a year ago, Snellville Police said.

Cyberbullying: Local authorities work to curb online harassment - 04/08/11
http://www.independentpub.com/story.asp?pubId=wi&artId=1302212609
As technology creates new avenues for students to harass each other, school administrators, legislators and law enforcement officials scramble to address the issue of cyberbullying. ''Harassment's gone on for years -- the Internet just makes it easier to do,'' said Windham Police Officer Matthew Cyr, who runs the Community Policing Project in Windham.

Thinking of checking out a bargain? Beware the company websites that are selling on your personal details - 04/08/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1375066/Beware-company-websites-selling-personal-details.html#ixzz1J2qrWZZV
They are seen as a handy way to help us cut through the sales patter and find the best deals. But the convenience of price-comparison websites comes at a cost. It has emerged that some firms are passing on customers’ personal details to salesmen for up to £50 a head.

Formspring - 04/07/11
http://my.hsj.org/Schools/Newspaper/tabid/100/view/frontpage/articleid/430899/newspaperid/74/Formspring.aspx
Have you ever wondered what you might say to someone if they didn’t know it was you? Well, there’s probably a reason why you’re too uncomfortable to say it to their face. I don’t have a Formspring, but I have spent some time browsing people’s profiles.

Marquette County sees cases of online harassment - 04/06/11
http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=602131
The release of the movie "Catfish" brought national attention to a family in Ishpeming. But, the family was very different from what was allegedly portrayed through Facebook relationships to a New York filmmaker. A new California law called "online impersonation" went into effect in January, making conduct like this potentially illegal.

Teen Charged With Threatening Teacher - 04/06/11
http://www.ktbs.com/news/27458304/detail.html
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for posting threatening text messages on his teacher's Facebook page, Caddo sheriff's deputies said Wednesday.

Man faces cyber charge - 04/06/11
http://www.theherald-nc.com/2011/04/06/18073/man-faces-cyber-charge.html
Clayton police recently arrested a 47-year-old man on a charge of cyberstalking. Terrance Keith Wilson of 77 Nancy Court, Clayton, was arrested March 24 and taken to the Johnston County Jail. He was released after posting a $750 bond.

Police seek help from Norway to trace culprit - 04/06/11
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Police-seek-help-from-Norway-to-trace-culprit/Article1-681774.aspx
The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the sender of the threat mail on the day of World Cup final match between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium was traced to suburban Oslo, Norway’s capital. Himanshu Roy, joint commissioner of police, crime, said on Tuesday though the mail turned out to
be a hoax, the police have written to the Norwegian government, through the ministry of external affairs, to track down the sender of the mail on the basis of the IP address.

Four men charged with stalking in Flagler County - 04/05/11
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/flagler/2011/04/05/four-men-charged-with-stalking-in-flagler-county.html
Four men are accused of stalking and threatening Flagler County residents after texting, emailing and showing up at the homes of those frightened enough by their actions to call police, records show. William Robert Johnson, 78, of Palm Coast, was arrested shortly after 4 p.m. Friday at 17D Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, and accused of "repeatedly cyberstalking" his accuser through email, according to a Flagler County sheriff's arrest report. He was charged with violation of injunction and aggravated stalking and booked into the Flagler County Inmate Facility.

Condé Nast 'tricked out of £5m in email scam' - 04/05/11
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8429814/Conde-Nast-tricked-out-of-5m-in-email-scam.html
A man from a small town in Texas tricked Condé Nast, the international publishing giant, into paying him £5 million by sending a single email claiming to be from its printers, a lawsuit alleges.

Lawyer Who Never Tried a Case Proud of Murder Mistrial on Facebook, Humiliated in Interview - 04/05/11
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/lawyer_who_never_tried_a_case_proud_of_murder_mistrial_on_facebook_humiliat
New Jersey lawyer Joseph Rakofsky appeared pleased in a Facebook post after a Washington, D.C., judge declared a mistrial due to the defense lawyer’s trial performance. "1st-Degree Murder...MISTRIAL!" Rakofsky wrote, according to the Washington City Paper. Seven of his friends indicated they liked the status update. But in an interview with the publication, Rakofsky admitted he was “humiliated” by a press account of the proceeding.

Monday, April 04, 2011

WHO@ Newsletter - April 4, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Awwww, this is too cute
Boy cries on video because he can't be NJ governor
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110401/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_too_small_to_be_governor

As Internet infant videos go, it's not as viral as the nattering twins or the baby that reacts to mom's sneezes.

But a YouTube clip shows a 4-year-old New Jersey twin crying because he can't be governor of New Jersey.

When Jesse Koczon's mom asks why he was upset, Jesse responds, "'Cause everyone tells me I'm too small to be the governor of New Jersey."

Dawn Koczon told the Asbury Park Press the video was taped on Election Day 2009 after Koczon and her husband took Jesse and his brother to the polls in Old Bridge.

Gov. Chris Christie responded on Twitter: "Don't worry Jesse, people gave plenty of reasons why I couldn't be Governor, though being too small wasn't one of them."

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Man Stalked Females In 4 States, Deputies Say - 04/04/11
http://www.wxii12.com/r/27421241/detail.html
A man accused of cyber stalking females in four states is accused of threatening to harm an Alamance County girl's family if she didn't provide him with naked pictures of herself.

Digital Sticks and Stones - 04/04/11
http://www.corrections.com/news/article/28330-digital-sticks-and-stones
Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month are in April. Additionally, April 10-16, 2011 is National Crime Victims Rights Week. What do these events have to do with cyberspace? I mean, cyberspace isn’t real right? No one gets harmed by 1 s and 0 s. Sure there are hackers and virus writers that harm or steal data but that has nothing to do with this month’s “real victims.” Oh contraire mon amie! Let me show you how what happens in cyberspace can have real world consequences.

Bullies find anonymity on popular social network - 04/04/11
http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/04/1103137/bullies-find-anonymity-on-popular.html
In waves throughout the school year, counselor Julia V. Taylor has found herself consoling students who have been taunted - often anonymously - on the social networking site Formspring.me. "We say this happens outside of school," said Taylor, of Apex High School. "If they're in my office and they're upset about it, it's affecting school."

New York Legislators Threatened With Attack, Another 'Gabby Giffords' - 04/04/11
http://www.masoncountydailynews.com/news/national-news/3809-new-york-legislators-threatened-with-attack-another-gabby-giffords
Daniel Barry/Getty Images(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- New York state police have opened a "full-blown" investigation into an e-mail threat against state senators and assemblymen from a writer who asks, "Give me a chance to pull a Gabby Giffords." The reference to the shooting of the Arizona Congresswoman has alarmed officials in Albany, where a state budget that could result in layoffs of employees passed early Thursday morning.

Virtual world, real dangers - 04/03/11
http://tribune.com.pk/story/140378/virtual-world-real-dangers/
Advancement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has come with its own costs ­ prominent among them are the new forms that violence against women has assumed. According to the UN, 95% of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and degrading images in online spaces are aimed at women. It seems that women are even more susceptible in the virtual world than they are in the real one. But by and large they are not aware of the hazards they are exposed to when using technology, much less how to fight them.

INTERNET BULLIES COULD FACE JAIL IN OVERHAUL OF STALKING LAWS - 04/03/11
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/238368/Internet-bullies-could-face-jail-in-overhaul-of-stalking-lawsInternet-bullies-could-face-jail-in-overhaul-of-stalking-laws#ixzz1IYzah3d6
From this month, police forces will be asked to record incidents of “cyber harassment” in a move which could result in internet stalking being made an offence. It comes just days after more than 80 MPs called for reform of harassment laws to include bullying and stalking online.

NYC model pleads guilty to taking Toronto baby - 04/02/11
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/04/01/michelle-gopaul-baby-abduction365.html
An aspiring actor and model from New York City has admitted to abducting a Toronto baby at a bogus Bollywood movie casting call last December. Michelle Marie Gopaul pleaded guilty to one count of child abduction in a Toronto court Friday morning. She has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in addition to the time she has already spent in custody.

Man falls prey to Internet scam - 04/02/11
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/law_roundup/article_ec3e1736-5cc1-11e0-bec7-001cc4c03286.html
The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a man on Farm to Market Court near Whitefish who said he sent $2,900 to someone who had hacked his friend’s email account and requested the money. Internet usage was the reason for an argument on Rhodes Draw where a man first said a woman was threatening to commit suicide. He later changed his story and said she had thrown pills at him.

North Andover High student arrested in Facebook harassment - 04/01/11
http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x1075324907/North-Andover-High-student-arrested-in-Facebook-harassment
A 16-year-old North Andover High School student was arrested on campus Wednesday, accused of using Facebook to harass another student. North Andover police Lt. Paul Gallagher said the student is charged with violating a harassment order for putting "derogatory statements" about another student on the social network site.

Man accused of cyberstalking Naperville woman - 04/01/11
http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/4620157-418/man-accused-of-stalking-naperville-woman.html
A man’s reputed obsession with a college acquaintance now living in Naperville has led to his being charged with stalking the woman over the Internet and badgering her in a lurid email campaign.

Man Indicted For Harassing Women Realtors -04/01/11
http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2011/04/01/story-delaware-man-accused-harassing-realtors.html?sid=102
A Newark man was indicted this week after he allegedly used someone else's identity to activate a cell phone and make sexually threatening calls to five female real estate agents. John Daniels was indicted on identity fraud and telecommunications harassment, all fifth-degree felonies, according to Delaware County prosecutor Carol O'Brien.

Lewd emails found on Hall County computers - 04/01/11
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/article_ae1be144-5c81-11e0-924c-001cc4c03286.html
Hall County Jail workers got a fiery lecture Thursday morning from Hall County Corrections Director Fred Ruiz. He’s upset that numerous vulgar, offensive and pornographic emails were found on the county’s computer system “largely circulated” among Ruiz’s staff. It’s not appropriate. You can’t defend it,” Ruiz said. “There will be some changes. You cannot defend what I saw.”

Cathy Malloy: Sex Assaults Continue Not Only in Real Time but on the Internet - 04/01/11
http://stamford.patch.com/articles/cathy-malloy-sex-assaults-continue-not-only-in-real-time-but-on-the-internet-2
Not only does sexual assault continue, but as it has spread to the Internet and cell phones, observers sometimes seem to forget that what's happening is a serious victimization of people, said Cathy Malloy, director of the Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education.

Tennessee Man Charged In Alamance Cyberstalking - 04/01/11
http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/169378/57/Tennessee-Man-Charged-In-Alamance-Cyberstalking
A Tennessee man was charged Thursday with cyberstalking an Alamance County juvenile. Christopher Chad Nunis, 22, of Memphis, was charged with seven counts of first degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of cyber stalking, according to a news release from the Alamance County Sheriff's Office.

Facebook posts led to teen's suicide attempt - 03/31/11
http://citizensvoice.com/news/police-facebook-posts-led-to-teen-s-suicide-attempt-1.1125968#axzz1IZ4nxdy1
Scranton Police Capt. Al Leoncini said Wednesday that posts on social networking site Facebook contributed to a West Scranton High School student's apparent suicide attempt. Leoncini said the "inappropriate postings" have since been deleted and detectives are working to recover the posts and positively identify who wrote them.

UWPD investigating threat against student - 03/31/11
http://www.laramieboomerang.com/articles/2011/03/31/news/doc4d94064e9595f449363486.txt
University of Wyoming police are investigating a threat made last week against the UW student who sued in court last year to allow former University of Illinois-Chicago Professor and Weather Underground member William Ayers to speak. Meg Lanker said she received an anonymous e-mail last Wednesday, a copy of which was also sent to the Casper Star Tribune two days later. She described the content of the e-mail as specific and radical, most likely from an individual.

Email Chauvinists - 03/30/11
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3498998/City-employees-Harry-Fildes-and-Sebastian-Marsh-caught-out-in-chavinist-email-exchange.html
RUDE emails exchanged by two City boys about a "hot" girl are an internet hit after one accidentally forwarded their conversation - to her. Property consultant Harry Fildes, 25, and posh pal Sebastian Marsh, 24, wrote about "looker" Jenni Palmer using their work email.