WHO@ Newsletter - May 7, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Jail visitor locked up for exposing himself

Authorities in Florida said a jail visitor found himself behind bars after exposing himself to a monitor-image of his wife.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, which installed closed-circuit TV screens for jail visitors to talk to inmates in the 1990s, said Mitchell Thomas, 46, of St. Petersburg, was visiting his wife, Monique, 30, at the jail Tuesday when he exposed his genitals to the cameras around 5:45 p.m., the Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday.

Thomas was jailed at the facility and ordered held in lieu of $150 bail.

Monique Thomas has been jailed since October on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, disorderly intoxication, retail theft and domestic battery.

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How to Handle Social Media Harassment - 05/07/12
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Alleged 'fraudster' accused of duping 75 heartbroken kids into thinking they would be performing at the Olympics - 05/06/12
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Trial of relatives who 'forced nine-year-old girl to run until she died' could fall through thanks to Facebook gossip about case - 05/06/12
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Madison man gets 45 days in jail in prosecutor stalking case - 05/04/12
A man convicted of stalking the Dane County prosecutor who won child abuse convictions against his wife will spend 45 days in jail. Dane County Circuit Judge Sarah O'Brien sentenced Michel "Ki" Moller, 54, of Madison, to three years of probation with the jail time as a condition of probation and told him to stay away from former Assistant District Attorney Karie Cattanach and her family.

Skype has known about a security hole that lets users be tracked to their city for a year, claim experts - 05/04/12
Skype has been accused of allowing a privacy vulnerability which potentially let people know the location of a caller to stay in their software for more than a year. Skype learned more than a year ago about a privacy vulnerability that would allow someone to identify the IP address and the geographic location of a user, but left it unfixed, according to researchers who say they notified the company in 2010.

Primary school head vows to shop parents to social services if pupils use Facebook - 05/04/12
A primary school head has threatened to shop parents to social services if they allow his pupils to use Facebook and other networking sites. Paul Woodward is concerned that youngsters who use the sites risk being exposed to porn and online grooming.

Mensch berates 'immoral' Twitter users over abuse - 05/03/12
Conservative MP Louise Mensch has hit out at "immoral and misogynistic" Twitter users for subjecting her to abuse for her stance on Rupert Murdoch.

Boyfriend is jailed after posting home-made sex videos of ex on the internet - 05/03/12
A jilted boyfriend was jailed today for taking revenge on his ex-lover - by putting their home-made sex videos onto the internet. Lee Ball, 39, from Bridgend, South Wales, filmed his girlfriend in a variety of sex positions for their own collection during their short romance.

Hackers bring down website of 'Britain's FBI' with cyber attack - 05/03/12
The Serious Organised Crime Agency's website was temporarily shut down today after a cyber attack. It was the victim of a scam known as distributed denial of service (DDOS) whereby an internet address is flooded with bogus traffic, effectively making it unreachable.

Texting, tweeting and social networking are behind 'rough behaviour' of teens, says Pratchett - 05/03/12
Texting and social networking are preventing children from learning correct English and are linked to 'rough behaviour', bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett has claimed. He said kids appear 'unmotivated in school' and asked parents to encourage children to interact with each other.

Boulder cop Christian McCracken faces attempted-murder charge in stalking case - 05/03/12
A Boulder police officer on leave since suffering a brain injury in an assault last summer was formally charged Thursday in Broomfield with two counts of felony stalking just hours after he learned he'll face a far more serious charge: attempted first-degree murder.

Prosecutors: Thief Cyberstalked Those Who Got in His Way - 05/02/12
In a case that combines residential theft and cyberstalking, prosecutors say a 32-year-old Chinese national is behind a million-dollar crime spree. But when, Jicheng "Kevin" Liu allegedly swiped a $500 stroller from a Roscoe Village porch, a very determined mother became an undercover sleuth, despite threats and intimidation.

Don't let cyberbullies have the last laugh - 05/02/12
Not long ago, The Sydney Morning Herald reported the sentencing of one Ravshan Usmanov. In October last year, Usmanov spite-posted naked pictures of an ex-girlfriend to Facebook. The pair had broken up less than three months prior; like many jilted lovers, Usmanov thought that public dissemination of naked photos would make a fitting revenge. The SMH reported him as saying to the police, "I put the photos up because she hurt me and it was the only thing [I had] to hurt her".

Judge denies bond in Colee stalking case - 05/02/12
Historic City News reporters listened to emotional testimony before Judge Charles Tinlin this morning during a bond hearing in the violation of probation case of former St Johns County Sheriff’s Correction Unit Commander, Roger “Wayne” Colee. Colee, whose parents sat quietly in the back row, stared forward in silence for nearly the entire 45-minute hearing this morning; his attorney, Andrew Morgan, doing all the talking for him.

Arizona's Online Harassment Bill Passes Legislature; You Can Still "Annoy or Offend" Others on the Internet, to an Extent - 05/01/12
Arizona's House Bill 2549 -- which was derailed after a critic's view that it was a "bill to censor electronic speech" caught on -- has been approved by some legislators after changes were made to address those concerns.


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