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Monday, September 26, 2011

WHO@ Newsletter - September 26, 2011

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

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/09/25/Thousands-run-in-undies-in-Utah/UPI-10451316977907/

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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'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
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041193/Internet-trolling-Investigation-distress-grieving-families-caused-trolls.html#ixzz1Z4BmCV55
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
http://news.yahoo.com/woman-decapitated-mexico-posting-012958564.html
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
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041030/Facebook-boy-groomer-Callum-Dower-allowed-judge-carrying-using-site.html#ixzz1Z4C5qoOF
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
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2041047/Gordons-wine-bar-handbag-thief-Jane-Pike-caught-pioneering-online-CCTV-database.html
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
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2040654/Facebook-baby-photos-stolen-teacher-Victoria-Jones-trick-ex-boyfriend.html
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
http://news.yahoo.com/im-office-please-read-spam-160518624.html
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
http://news.wbru.com/2011/09/barrington-teen-to-be-first-person-charged-under-new-ri-cyberstalking-law/
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
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/8781533/Speedo-takes-on-bisexual-blogger-over-salacious-websites.html
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
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2011/09/21/2052357/youtube-video-goes-venti-after.html
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
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2011/09/womans-cyber-stalker-turns-out-to-be-own-boyfriend/
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
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110921/NEWS/110920010/Asheville-teen-charged-cyberstalking?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|p
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
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/09/21/jilted-boyfriend-jailed-for-using-web-to-invite-men-to-ex-s-home-for-no-strings-sex-115875-23434816/#ixzz1Z4Ao3X00
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
http://www.projo.com/news/courts/content/LEIDECKER_CASE_09-20-11_JLQF7N0_v84.5fb65.html
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
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/20/full-tilt-poker-accused-ponzi-scheme
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.

Monday, September 19, 2011

WHO@ Newsletter - September 19, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...They weren't lying...

Robbers say they were scared away by lion
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/09/18/Robbers-say-they-were-scared-away-by-lion/UPI-94551316375208/

Two 19-year-old Pennsylvania women are charged with burglarizing 25 homes, one of which they claimed they fled after encountering a lion inside, police say.

Harley R. Gifford and Britney Singleton face 25 counts of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and related offenses, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Sunday.

The women admitted to the burglary of the homes, all of which occurred since July and during daylight hours, police said. They allegedly stole electronics, jewelry, clothing items, makeup and about $22,000 in cash, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

"They just enjoyed stealing," said Michael J. Chitwood, superintendent of police in Upper Darby, Pa., where most of the thefts occurred. "They used people's homes as their own private shopping center."

Gifford and Singleton said they saw a lion in one of the houses they attempted to enter, but no one was at the residence when police checked.

"If we find a lion, it will be a bigger story than this," said Chitwood.


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Rep. Daniel P. Gordon becomes 3rd R.I. lawmaker facing criminal charges - 09/19/11
http://www.projo.com/news/content/LEGISLATOR_ARRESTED_09-19-11_ECQELJN_v21.618d7.html
Freshman Republican Rep. Daniel P. Gordon of Portsmouth spent the weekend at the state prison as Inmate #144119 following his arrest by Rhode Island State Police on charges of driving on a suspended license and failing to appear in a Massachusetts court to face an earlier charge of eluding a police officer.

Online harassment of children and young adults more widespread than believed - 09/19/11
http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Online+harassment+of+children+and+young+adults+more+widespread+than+believed/1135269339855
The harassment of children over the Internet is a larger and more serious problem than hate speech and online frauds. This is the considered opinion of Sergeant Marko Forss from the Helsinki Virtual Local Police Group.

Is online dating safe? - 09/19/11
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2011/sep/18/ep_pro_online_dating_091911_151641/?business&local-business
Kelly Seitter Luther, of Victoria, met her husband Adam Luther on Yahoo personals, Sept. 27, 2003. Kelly, 33, and Adam, 35, were new to Victoria and didn't know anyone, so they turned to online dating to find people to hang out with.

Digital dialogue: What you need to know - 09/18/11
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/digital-dialogue-what-you-need-to-know/article_91825e3e-8d7c-5bc3-a74f-63e6f64b458d.html
I had the pleasure last week to meet with a group of both young and young at heart ladies to discuss the topic of Internet safety. I’ve written columns on Internet privacy in the past, focusing on the general idea of how to protect your personal information. While this information is important, there are a lot of other aspects of the Internet that are often overlooked. I want to make several points that you as parents and especially teenagers need to know:

Finding love online: Stories from the not-so-usual suspects - 09/17/11
http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2011/09/17/finding-love-online-stories-from-the-not-so-usual-suspects/
It wasn’t all that long ago that we’d have probably thought it a bit crazy to meet someone online, then have that develop into a real-world relationship. But now, with the rise of dating sites (and in some cases with those, the crazier the better), it’s not at all uncommon.

The Sun finds the troll behind sick Madeleine McCann Facebook page - 09/17/11
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3819414/The-Sun-finds-the-troll-behind-sick-Madeleine-McCann-Facebook-page.html
THE sick internet troll who taunted the parents of missing Madeleine McCann is today unmasked as cowardly teen Jack Tims. Tims, 17, set up a vile Facebook page from his bedroom ­ then laughed at the outrage it sparked online. But Facebook chiefs have now DELETED the page after The Sun highlighted the case as part of our Target a Troll campaign.

Cyber harassers: You can hide, but you can’t run - 09/16/11
http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/204223/cyber-harassers-you-can-hide-you-can-t-run
You gotta love the InterWebs. You can get away with saying practically anything about anybody-- and if you hide behind a fake identity, nobody will ever be able to tell it’s you. Right? Well, no. You can’t just say slander or harass someone without repercussions. If what you say or do would break a law in physical space, it will also break laws in cyber space. And I don’t care how anonymous you think you are, your identity is only a subpoena away.

Tortured, disemboweled and hung from a bridge for tweeting: Couple killed by Mexican drug cartel as gruesome warning to bloggers who 'snitch' online - 09/16/11
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2037772/Couple-killed-Mexican-drug-cartel-warning-bloggers-snitch-online.html
A couple have been found hanging from a bridge in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo after being disembowelled and mutilated by attackers. The motive for the gruesome attack was to warn social media users not to criticise Mexican drug cartels on the internet.

Comedian Dom Joly calls police over internet troll who abused his children on Twitter - 09/16/11
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2038069/Comedian-Dom-Joly-calls-police-internet-troll-abused-children-Twitter.html
Comedian Dom Joly has called the police after a Twitter account was set up by an internet 'troll' abusing his two children. The 43-year-old star of Trigger Happy TV, who has an 11-year-old daughter Parker and seven-year-old son Jackson, was sent the string of abusive tweets about his children's appearance and claiming they had serious illnesses.

Joanna Lumley targeted in Facebook campaign against Gurkha 'influx' - 09/16/11
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/8768123/Joanna-Lumley-targeted-in-Facebook-campaign-against-Gurkha-influx.html
The Ab Fab star successfully campaigned for the heroic soldiers and their families to be given a right to settle in the UK. But the Gurkhas and their families now make up 10 per cent of the population in Aldershot, Hants, and residents say services are struggling to cope.

Remove anonymity in attacks by cyberbullies - 09/16/11
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-09-16/news/ct-oped-0916-cyberbullying-20110916_1_cyberbullies-posts-aol
Anonymous bullying ­ deliberate, repeated and hostile behavior intended to harm others ­ is the dark side of Internet freedom. While most of us navigate the Net with little regard for its hazards, cyberbullying in the form of harassing emails, threats, sexual remarks, hate speech, false statements and ridicule routinely destroys reputations and lives.

Norwegian writer who claimed he lived in the wilderness for a year admits he stayed in hotels and shopped in arcades - 09/16/11
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2037980/Ive-idiot-Norwegian-man-claimed-lived-wilderness-year-admits-staying-hotels-cottages-shopping-arcades.html
With his trusty rifle, fishing rod and dog for companionship Kristoffer Clausen set to prove to his Norwegian countrymen that he could live in the wilderness without the comforts of modern life. Unfortunately, for him, this proved too hard and has revealed that during his year-long ordeal he'd spent time in a hotel and even rented a cottage.

Cyber stalking made easier by Facebook - 09/14/11
http://vancouver.openfile.ca/blog/curator-blog/explainer/2011/cyber-stalking-made-easier-facebook
Following up Tuesday’s debut of “smart lists” Facebook has announced an easier way to stalk people, even if they refuse to confirm your friend request. The "Subscribe" button will allow you to see public posts from people you’re not friends with, while also giving you the ability to share posts with people who don’t know you. So, the new feature has something for both the shy and egomaniacal type.

Man faces federal charges for ‘sextortion’ - 09/14/11
http://newsandtribune.com/local/x601186754/Man-faces-federal-charges-for-sextortion
A Maryland man accused of blackmailing teenage girls into sending him explicit photos and videos is facing additional federal charges after prosecutors say he stalked another girl on the Internet while out on bond following his initial arrest.

Sick internet 'troll' who posted vile messages and videos taunting the death of teenagers is jailed for 18 WEEKS - 09/14/11
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2036935/Natasha-MacBryde-death-Facebook-internet-troll-Sean-Duffy-jailed.html
An internet ‘troll’ who posted vile abuse on Facebook memorial sites dedicated to dead children was jailed yesterday. Sean Duffy caused ‘untold distress’ by mocking a 15-year-old schoolgirl who committed suicide, leaving obscene messages and videos on a condolence page set up by her family.

Court Approves Lawsuit Against Toyota Over Cyberstalking Ad Stunt - 09/12/11
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/09/toyota-punkd/
A woman who was targeted by Toyota in a creepy, stalker-themed online advertising stunt will be allowed to sue the company, despite the carmaker’s argument that she unknowingly agreed to the whole thing. Amber Duick sued Toyota in 2009 over its intrusive “Your Other You” campaign, after she began receiving frightening e-mails over a number of days from a strange man. The man, who had her home address, told her he was on the lam from the law and needed to crash at her place for a bit to hide out with his pit bull, Trigger.

Monday, September 12, 2011

WHO@ Newsletter - September 12, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...I hear he makes a mean omelet

Burglar found cooking inside restaurant
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/09/11/Burglar-found-cooking-inside-restaurant/UPI-50941315763173/

Police arrested a Mount Prospect, Ill., man who allegedly broke into a restaurant and made himself a meal.

Video surveillance of Mr. Beef and Pizza in Mount Prospect allegedly shows Hachem Gomez, 19, entering the restaurant early Saturday by breaking into the drive-through window, the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald reported.

Assistant State's Attorney Robin Murphy said the video also shows Gomez damaging a cash register before stealing fries and chicken tenders from a freezer and cooking them in a microwave.

There was no indication that Gomez was drunk or under the influence of drugs at the time of the burglary and the man has no criminal background, Murphy said.

Gomez's bond was set at $5,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 21.

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Judge rules in favor of employees fired over Facebook post, orders them back to work - 09/10/11
http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/10/judge-rules-in-favor-of-employees-fired-over-facebook-post-orde/
The National Labor Relations Board has weighed in on the role of social networking at the office, determining that employees can't be fired for what they post on Facebook -- as long as they use the platform to talk about improving their workplace.

Ex-husband confesses to killing the mother of his triplets who has been missing since June - 09/09/11
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2035374/Ex-husband-confesses-killing-mother-triplets-missing-June.html#ixzz1XkHfAXG3
A southeast Missouri man who authorities have said is a suspect in his estranged wife's disappearance confessed to his father that he killed her, a federal prosecutor said on Thursday.
Jacque Waller, a 39-year-old mother of five-year-old triplets from the southeast Missouri town of Cape Girardeau, has been missing since June 1.

Kathryn Erbe Stalker Charles Nagel Sentenced - 09/09/11
http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212382801.shtml
A man convicted of stalking actress Kathryn Erbe has been sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay a $42,000 fine. Charles Nagel, 36, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was found guilty of stalking the Law & Order: Criminal Intent star via the internet last November (10) after he sent messages to her teenage daughter on social networking sites.

CEO Blog: Employers Need Proactive Social Media Policy - 09/09/11
http://www.cnbc.com/id/44452193
Chances are you’re reading this article from your office. Even more likely­one of the open tabs next to this is Facebook or Twitter. Unless of course your company is one of the 70% of organizations that block social networks in the workplace. Whether we call it “the social scare,” a knee-jerk reaction or an attempt at a pragmatic solution, this trend of the workforce-no-social-zone is on the rise. The question is if there's a better way?

Utica man accused of cyber-bullying Clinton cop - 09/09/11
http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2011/09/09/news/doc4e6adfc6690f1284892827.txt
A 31-year-old Utica man cyber-bullied a Clinton Township cop by creating a Facebook page in his name, and posting and sending the officer disparaging messages, Macomb prosecutors say. Jeremy D. Wakeman set up a Facebook page for police Officer Michael Allis called “Mikey Allis” after Allis issued him a ticket at 10:33 a.m. May 4 for making an illegal turn at Hall and Dalcoma. Allis already had a page under “Mike Allis,” police reports say.

Sheriff's office goes mobile with new app - 09/09/11
http://impactnews.com/northwest-houston/335-recent-news/14761-sheriffs-office-goes-mobile-with-new-app
When Harris County residents see something suspicious, they can now instantaneously let the sheriff’s office know about it by using their mobile phones. The sheriff’s office launched a free mobile application, iWatchHarrisCounty, Sept. 9. The application allows users to text tips, photos and videos of suspicious and criminal activities directly to the sheriff’s office while remaining anonymous or, if they choose, with their identity.

Female University Challenge contestants sent abuse and sex images - 09/08/11
http://www.tntmagazine.com/tnt-today/archive/2011/09/08/female-university-challenge-contestants-sent-abuse-and-sex-images.aspx#ixzz1XkHoDE2J
Female students who appear on the BBC programme University Challenge have been subject to internet hate campaigns. It began with Gail Trimble, the Oxford student whose triumphant appearances on University Challenge led to online sniping about her being a “horse-toothed snob”.

Facebook Posts that Got People Arrested - 09/08/11
http://www.siliconindia.com/shownews/Facebook_Posts_that_Got_People_Arrested-nid-90711.html
Facebook is the ultimate platform to express yourself which in turn can also land you in trouble. More than 750 million people make their voices heard on Facebook. The majority of posts are harmless comments on photos, opinions on polls, artistic expressions or even updates on what the users are engaged in at the moment. What kind of trouble can you get into? Well, you could get arrested. Here are some Facebook posts that got people arrested.

Man gets probation for fake orgy ad on Craigslist - 09/08/11
http://www.wtsp.com/news/watercooler/article/209564/58/Man-gets-probation-for-fake-orgy-ad-on-Craigslist
A Connecticut man has been sentenced to probation for posting a bogus ad about an orgy at the house of a neighbor with whom he had been feuding. Court records show 44-year-old Philip Conran pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a child last week in Hartford Superior Court.

Rejected library worker accused of hacking woman's Facebook account - 09/08/11
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-09-08/news/os-cyberstalking-arrest-library-employee-20110908_1_facebook-account-cyberstalking-facebook-profile
A Gainesville man was charged with cyberstalking after a Polk County woman who rejected his romantic advances accused him of hacking into her email, Facebook and other internet accounts, officials said.

Behave yourself, or the world may see - 09/07/11
http://www.antiguaobserver.com/?p=64116
Facebook, Twitter, smartphones – can we remember life without them? Users spend hours at a time, glued to the computer screen or these hand-held devices polishing their profiles and exchanging messages with family and friends. Pictures of the latest social outing, family affair or special occasion are circulated instantly via the smartphone. Or the photo could be much more trivial: a snapshot of one’s breakfast, the centipede found in the living room – anything. At the press of a button, they can be fired off instantly to other smartphone holders, or straight to Facebook or Twitter for all to see.

Father will fight Facebook in court over 'suggestive' photos of girl, 12 - 09/07/11
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2034253/Father-fight-Facebook-court-suggestive-photos-girl-12.html
A father is launching a landmark legal battle against Facebook after suggestive photographs of his 12-year-old daughter allegedly appeared on the website. In the ground-breaking writ, he claims that ‘photographic images and literary content’ on the site have put his daughter in danger of being targeted by paedophiles.

HAVE YOUR SAY: You've got mail, lots - 09/06/11
http://sunbury-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/have-your-say-youve-got-mail-lots/
AN EMAIL war of words between an existing and a former Hume councillor has erupted, with one calling the other an “idiot loser”. Former councillor Steve “Jack” Medcraft has lodged a complaint against Cr Adem Atmaca after the abusive email.

Former firefighter shuts down online accounts after FOX6 investigation - 09/06/11
http://www.fox6now.com/news/investigators/witi-20110906-inv-ironman-folo,0,7121835.story
A FOX6 investigation exposed how a former firefighter is collecting state disability pay, while running marathons and triathlons. It seems the disabled firefighter has disabled a pair of websites related to some of his activities. Former North Shore Firefighter Aaron Marjala has been on permanent disability since bumping his elbow and suffering nerve damage in his right arm.

Middleton family photos removed from newspaper websites - 09/06/11
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14804731
Photos of the Middleton family taken five years ago have been removed from newspaper websites after they complained about a breach of privacy. The Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Daily Mirror agreed to remove images of Catherine, Pippa and James on a boat after the family complained to the Press Complaints Commission.

Man accused of threatening Google exec via Twitter - 09/06/11
http://news.yahoo.com/man-accused-threatening-google-exec-via-twitter-203416102.html
A federal grand jury in San Francisco has charged a San Antonio man with harassing a high-ranking Google executive with more than 20,000 Twitter posts, some of which were threatening.

Gang who drove girl, 16, to suicide attempt after stripping her and posting pictures on Facebook jailed for total of 18 years - 09/05/11
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2033900/Gang-drove-girl-16-suicide-attempt-stripping-posting-pictures-Facebook-jailed-18-years.html
Five members of a gang who stripped a 16-year-old girl in a park then posted the pictures on Facebook have been jailed for a total of 18 and a half years. The nude photographs were taken by Victoria Beckford, 27, and Siobhan Vaughan, 29, who added them to the teenager's profile page on the social networking website.

Monday, September 05, 2011

WHO@ Newsletter - September 5, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Shoulda had a broom behind them
Bike tracks led to burglars
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/09/03/Police-Bike-tracks-led-to-burglars/UPI-69611315035000/

Police in Florida said dirty tracks from a pair of motorized bicycles led them from the scene of a burglary to the apartment where they arrested three suspects.

Eustis police said an estimated $3,800 worth of merchandise, including a television, a laptop computer and the motorized bikes, were stolen from the Windhorse Wellness Center about 5:12 a.m. Thursday and police followed the tire tracks about 600 yards to the apartment of former center worker Michael Tyler Assad, 19, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Friday.

Assad was charged with burglary, grand theft, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools.

Two men living in an adjacent apartment, Parker Kenneth Lloyd and Robert Foisy, both 18, were arrested on charges of burglary and grand theft after stolen items were found in their apartment.

Police said Foisy's car was seized when they determined it was used to transport the stolen goods.

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Turkish hacker group diverts users away from high-profile websites - 09/05/11
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/sep/05/turkish-hacker-group-diverts-users
A Turkish hacker group diverted traffic to a number of high-profile websites including the Telegraph, UPS, Betfair, Vodafone, National Geographic, computer-maker Acer and technology news site the Register on Sunday night, putting unwary users at risk of having passwords, emails and other details stolen.

2 Mexicans deny terrorism, face 30 years for tweet - 09/04/11
http://news.yahoo.com/2-mexicans-deny-terrorism-face-30-years-tweet-171523436.html
A former teacher turned radio commentator and a math tutor who lives with his mother sit in a prison in southern Mexico, facing possible 30-year sentences for terrorism and sabotage in what may be the most serious charges ever brought against anyone using a Twitter social network account.

Clay Waller charged by feds with making Internet threats - 09/04/11
http://www.semissourian.com/story/1759288.html
An investigation by the FBI has prompted federal charges to be filed against Clay Waller, alleging he made Internet threats against his missing wife's sister, authorities said Friday. A felony charge of making a threat on an interstate communications device was filed against Waller Friday in U.S. District Court, said federal prosecutor Keith Sorrell. Such a charge carries a range of punishment up to five years, he said.

Small Town Cop Wins First Amendment Battle: Nobody Cares - 09/04/11
http://technorati.com/politics/article/small-town-cop-wins-first-amendment/#ixzz1X5dkRFfL
I blogged about the small amount of media coverage someone in Renton, WA got when he made cartoons airing the dirty laundry of their police department. The few reporters that did cover it didn’t seem to understand that the protagonist, Mr. Fiddlesticks, is a police officer.

Man arrested after calling 911 on escorts - 09/03/11
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/09/03/Man-arrested-after-calling-911-on-escorts/UPI-87371315036800/
Police in Kansas said a man was arrested on a charge of patronizing a prostitute after he called police to complain about an escort service. Wichita police said they responded to a call from a hotel room shortly before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. A 26-year-old man, whose name was not released, told them he placed an order with an online escort service and neither of the two women who showed up to his room were the woman he requested,

The Facebook first date from hell: Mother, 23, arrested after being tricked into driving getaway car for thief she met online - 09/02/11
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2032895/Facebook-date-hell-Leah-Gibbs-arrested-tricked-driving-getaway-car.html
A mother-of-two had a 'first date from hell' after she was duped into becoming the getaway driver for a thief she met on Facebook. Leah Gibbs, 23, had planned to spend an evening watching a DVD and getting to know 21-year-old Adam Minton. But instead, when she arrived at his home, he asked her to give him a lift - claiming he briefly had to visit a friend.

Creepster of the Week: Webcam Hijacker Gets Six-Year Sentence - 09/02/11
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2011/09/02/creepster-of-the-weekwebcam-hijacker-gets-six-year-sentence/?partner=contextstory
Your computer is the perfect spying device. Tech-savvy voyeurs can turn computers against their users, allowing a hijacker to see a user through a webcam, hear them through the computer’s microphone, and see what goes on on their screens.

Stricter penalty for cyber crime - 09/01/11
http://www.asianage.com/life-and-style/stricter-penalty-cyber-crime-685
Shouldn’t a punishment be awarded, not only with the aim of reforming the culprit, but also to make it serve as a deterrent for others? And more so when the case in question pertains to cyber security. Recently, the Delhi high court imposed a fine of `20,000 on a man for posting on a social networking site “objectionable” photographs and the telephone number of a woman who had studied along with him in the school.

Cyberclinic: Are abusive tweets free speech or harassment? - 09/01/11
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/cyberclinic-are-abusive-tweets-free-speech-or-harassment-2347164.html
Last week, a photo of my head appeared above a story on an American news website, for reasons too convoluted to go into right now. It wasn't a particularly good picture of me – they rarely are, as you'll see by glancing upwards to the top of this column – but in the comments section people had begun openly to mock my stern expression and balding head; one suggested that I looked like a potential menace to women.

Criminal charges dropped in cyberbullying case - 09/01/11
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/police_and_fire/x948302990/Criminal-charges-dropped-in-cyberbullying-case
A recent Algonquin Regional High School graduate blamed for devising an elaborate hoax to bully a classmate through social media and text messaging is no longer facing a criminal charge.

Asheville-area man charged with cyberstalking, marijuana possession - 09/01/11
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110901/NEWS/110901001/Weaverville-man-charged-cyberstalking-marijuana-possession?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|s
A Weaverville man was charged Wednesday with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and deliver. Travis James Rudd, 21, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, including scales, baggies, papers and pipes.

Illinois man charged with cyberstalking on Facebook - 09/01/11
http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/suka-34711-facebook-woman.html
A 20-year-old Decatur man has been charged with cyberstalking after police say he sent a woman cruel messages about her dead father on Facebook. Cody Suka was freed from jail after posting 10 percent of his $5,000 bond Friday. The unidentified woman told authorities she'd received 40 "vile and vulgar" Facebook messages over nearly two months about the death of her father, who was killed in a traffic accident.

Judge to rule on cyber-stalking - 09/01/11
http://www.projo.com/news/content/LEIDECKER_TRIAL_09-01-11_3QQ3015_v89.6d180.html
A District Court judge will rule Sept. 14 on whether a state teachers’ union official cyber-stalked a Bristol state representative, after lawyers’ closing arguments Wednesday focused on a central question: was John A. Leidecker, a National Education Association of Rhode Island assistant executive director, engaged in a political parody or harassment?

German Islamist terrorist confesses and blames fake jihad rape video for inspiring his crime - 08/31/11
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/8732756/German-Islamist-terrorist-confesses-and-blames-fake-jihad-rape-video-for-inspiring-his-crime.html
A Kosovo Albanian Islamic extremist has confessed to murdering two American airmen and has blamed a faked jihad video showing US soldiers raping a Muslim girl for inspiring his crime.

Financial Times pulls its apps from Apple store - 08/31/11
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/31/us-apple-ft-idUSTRE77U1O020110831
The Financial Times has pulled its iPad and iPhone apps from Apple's App Store after losing a battle to keep control of customer data obtained through subscriptions.

CPSO re-arrests man for stalking - 08/31/11
http://www.kplctv.com/story/15367607/cpso-re-arrests-man-for-stalking
On August 30, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Garrett M. Lumpkin, 31, of Lake Charles, after he violated a protective order stemming from a 2010 arrest. CPSO deputies received a report from a woman advising she had recently received numerous harassing and intimidating phone calls from Lumpkin, with whom she had an active protective order against. She also reported that Lumpkin had shown up to multiple public events she was attending and tried to talk to her, and on one occasion Lumpkin had grabbed her by the shoulder.

Man jailed for Internet stalking - 08/31/11
http://www.pressargus.com/articles/2011/08/31/news/news05_083111.txt
Van Buren police have arrested a 26-year-old man accused of propositioning for sex a 15-year-old girl. Marcus Torrell Tucker of Fort Smith is being held in the Crawford County Detention Center on suspicion of Internet stalking of a child. On Monday, Crawford County Circuit Court Judge Gary R. Cottrell appointed the public defender's office to represent Tucker, who was arrested Aug. 26 after the alleged victim's mother became concerned after seeing inappropriate text messages on her daughter's phone.

New Internet, cellphone abuse warnings for students - 08/30/11
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-08-30/news/fl-school-technology-rules-palm-20110830_1_deepak-agarwal-student-councils-school-administrator
Palm Beach County public schools this year are cracking down on inappropriate Internet and cellphone use on and off campus. The new warnings in the Student & Family Handbook are targeted at a generation engaged in social networking, online testing and instant communication ­ perhaps even more than their parents realize.

Conversation With an Accused Scammer - 08/30/11
http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=106528
In a previous story, 13 News revealed the startling increase in fake debt collectors -- scammers who terrorize people into paying debts that don't even exist. Experts say these criminals have made millions of dollars over the Internet from innocent victims all across the country, including West Virginia.

Couple Can Sue Laptop-Tracking Company for Spying on Sex Chats - 08/30/11
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/08/absolute-sued-for-spying/
An Ohio woman and her boyfriend can sue a laptop-tracking company that recorded their sexually explicit communications in an effort to identify thieves who stole the computer the woman was using. U.S. District Judge Walter Rice ruled last week against Absolute Software, which provides software and services for tracking stolen computers.

North Korean Airline Tells Facebook Users To Like It - 08/30/11
http://consumerist.com/2011/08/north-korean-airline-tells-facebook-users-to-like-it.html
Unless you live in North Korea, Russia or China, chances are you've never flown on North Korea's Air Koryo. But thanks to the power of Facebook, you can now choose to like the airline and comment on its wall.

Google users targeted by forged security certificate - 08/30/11
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/8730785/Google-users-targeted-by-forged-security-certificate.html
Security researchers have discovered a forged internet security certificate designed to allow hackers to spy on Google users’ private emails and other communications.