WHO@ Newsletter - May 14, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man implants magnets to keep iPod at the ready

If Magneto, the arch-nemesis of the X-Men, was a tattooed hipster, he might look a lot like this guy.

Dave Hurban, a Dynasty Tattoo artist from Newfield, N.J., surgically implanted four magnets into his wrist. Why? Basically, it's a cool (or at least unique) way to hold his iPod Nano in place without a pesky wristband.

You can check out a video of the process below, produced by Kaledioscope Kreative. But be warned­there will be blood. For more on Youth, the band featured in the video, check out their official site.
Back in March, it was revealed that Nokia has issued patents for "vibrating tattoos," which could be permanently attached to a person's body and used to alert them when they were receiving a phone call or text message.

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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)

Beware, three-year term in jail awaits cyber stalkers - 05/14/12
Increased use of social networking sites has also greatly increased their abuse in Kerala. Many people use Facebook, Twitter and other networking sites as a means to spew venom on people they hate or spread canards against those with whom they disagree on issues. However, most people are unaware that this is a criminal offence punishable with up to three years in jail and Rs. 1 lakh in fine.

Rumors, photos spread on 'The Dirty' website - 05/14/12
There is a website where people can post the most vicious rumors and lies about others along with photos. They can trash their neighbors anonymously.The site is called “The Dirty” and it has had an effect on those posted on the site, including San Antonio Real Estate Broker Ellie Rios.

'Just spat on a working-class person': Cambridge University chat site taken down amid cyber-bullying accusations - 05/14/12
A social networking website for Cambridge University has been shut down after students were accused of cyber-bullying. The Library Whispers site was set up by students to spice up exam revision by exchanging anonymous comments from libraries around the Cambridge campus and displaying them in a real time stream, similar to Twitter.

Need to Investigate an Employee? Read This First - 05/14/12
Your company’s employees use the Internet for all sorts of super-cool, productivity-enhancing things, like... well... doing their jobs, mostly. With a little bit of socializing and entertainment mixed in for good measure, of course. But every so often one will wander over to the dark side of the Internet and do something that puts your company or other people at risk. Something like malicious hacking, stalking, viewing illegal pornography, manipulating stock prices, and threatening or extorting other people.

Man arrested on warrants, resisting charge - 05/12/12
Ouachita Parish deputies arrested a man Friday afternoon accused of resisting arrest and with multiple warrants. Kenneth Frost, 25, no address given, was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of resisting arrest by giving a false identification, resisting arrest by flight and four warrants for his arrest, on charges of cyberstalking and harassing phone calls.

Beaverton church sues family after they criticize it online - 05/12/12
A church pastor is suing a mother and daughter for $500,000 because they gave the church bad reviews online. The family being sued left the church a few years ago and Julie Anne Smith says she and her family were shunned and couldn't understand why. So she went online and wrote Google and DEX reviews of the church and then started a blog.

Police call on Twitter community to help catch online criminals - 05/12/12
Police have asked users of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to be their “eyes and ears” in a bid to stop online bullying. Officers want people to report so-called “trolls”, who commit crimes on the internet.

Man charged with filming roommates - 05/11/12
Police in Florida said they arrested a man accused of hiding a camera in an air vent to record his roommates having sex in their bedroom. Key West police said officers were called to the home Sunday by a 30-year-old man who told them he found the recording device taped inside the air conditioner vent directly over the bed he shares with his 26-year-old girlfriend, the Key West Citizen reported Friday.

Youth held for cyberstalking - 05/11/12
A youth in Buldhana district was arrested for allegedly creating a fictitious profile of a woman journalist on Facebook and posting obscene messages. Shyam Gajanand Bahekar (25) was remanded in police custody and the Mumbai cyber crime cell has recovered 8 SIM cards and three cellphones from him.

Warning about posting abuse on Twitter and Facebook - 05/11/12
The government's top legal adviser has issued a new warning over abusive tweets and Facebook posts. Attorney General Dominic Grieve said users should be aware of how easy it can be to break the law. But he said the government didn't need to introduce new laws because existing ones already make it illegal to "grossly offend" or "cause distress".

Revenge as theft victim spots his bike on Craigslist and steals it back - 05/11/12
A Washington, D.C. man took action when he saw his stolen bicycle posted on Craigslist the day after it was nabbed from where it was chained up outside a friend’s house in the Brightwood area. Danny Lesh spotted his Cannondale hybrid on the site on Monday morning, less than 24 hours after it was pinched, identifying it by a worn ‘Bike Winter’ sticker on the frame work near the handle bars.

When does ‘catching up’ become stalking? - 05/11/12
I was feeling nostalgic, and I searched online for my college boyfriend, whom I had not spoken to in about 15 years. He was always an off-the-grid kind of guy, so it took about 30 minutes, but I found a cellphone number that I’m fairly confident is his. Would calling him be harmless fun, or weird? I only want to say hi and hear what he’s been up to. Absolutely nothing more.

'He undid my seatbelt and slammed on the brakes': How Lamborghini-driving playboy with neo-Nazi fixation abused two girlfriends he met on Facebook - 05/09/12
A successful businessman with a 'Jekyll and Hyde character' has been jailed after systematically abusing two girlfriends he met through Facebook. Keith Turner, 43, from York, physically and mentally abused the two women in a series of humiliating and frightening incidents which included him spitting in their faces, throwing one victim’s shredded clothes in the road and posting a fictional profile on an adult website so that men turned up at one victim’s home, expecting sexual favours.

Man arrested for cyber-stalking SUNshine Girl - 05/09/12
Stalkers use to hide in the shadows, but these days they are more likely to hide behind their keyboard and use social media to prey on unsuspecting victims.

How to Handle Social Media Harassment - 05/08/12
Despite the fact that social media is an integral part of the marketing mix for many companies today, plenty of business owners still hesitate because of concerns about what could go wrong.

McCanns left 'horrified' after site uses precious last picture of missing Madeleine to sell discount holidays to Portugal - 05/07/12
A treasured image of missing Madeleine McCann has been used to advertise trips to Portugal. The picture was the last taken of the three-year-old before she disappeared from her parents' apartment in Praia da Luz five years ago. But today the emerged the poignant snap is being shown on a website boasting: '£20 off: Great discount on holiday bookings.'


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