WHO@ Newsletter - September 24, 2012
A Florida woman who has had trouble finding a job said she invested $250 toward her cause by posting her resume on a billboard for 24 hours. Kim Wilburn of Jacksonville, a former civil engineer who lost her job three years ago, said she had her resume posted for 24 hours on a Clear Channel billboard facing the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, reported Wednesday.
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Pittston area teen remembered at vigil - 09/24/12
When a 16-year-old committed suicide over the weekend, allegedly because he was bullied, the news spread rapidly through the community. It made Pittston resident Michelle Kovach remember how her own daughter, Kailee, was bullied so badly she yanked her out of the high school and enrolled her in a cyber charter school.
Brothers arrested for video game brawl - 09/23/12
A pair of brothers from Wisconsin were arrested after a game of "Madden NFL" turned into a physical altercation, police said. Michael Mayweather, 21, and Abrey Mayweather, 19, were playing a game of "Madden NFL" Monday in Abrey's Racine apartment when Michael became upset about losing and his brother's name calling, the Journal Times, Racine, Wis., reported.
Stalking Exes Online Is Bad for Your Health - 09/23/12
What with Facebook, Flickr, and other fine venues for stalking "exes," breakups aren't nearly as final as they once were. But for your own good, please stop following them around cyberspace. "Conventional wisdom, and even science, has it that cutting off contact with an ex makes for a smoother recovery," writes Tracy Clark-Flory at Salon. And she knows the struggle all too well, having tracked an ex from Flickr to Twitter until she realized that the ring on his finger wasn't "merely an engagement ring."
Anonymous Twitter troll who plagued Thomas Cook with abusive campaign ordered to stop tweeting or face jail - 09/22/12
A judge has warned an anonymous Twitterer he faces jail unless he stops an abusive online campaign against tour company Thomas Cook. The unique order has been made against @TCXrated which has compared workers to 'dung beetles pushing **** around' and the 'living dead'. Thomas Cook believes the culprit may be a disgruntled employee after the account revealed a confidential internal memo and trade information, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Passenger uses app to track down iPad he left on plane... and discovers it was taken by flight attendant -09/22/12
A Nevada man who lost his iPad on an airplane used an app called 'Find My iPad' to locate it inside the home of a flight attendant in Oregon, according to police. Wendy Ronelle Dye, 43, a flight attendant for Horizon Air, was arrested in Oregon City on Friday evening.
Defriend your exes now! - 09/22/12
It was in a weak moment of newfound singlehood that I thought, “Hmm, I wonder what he’s up to now.” Having severed our Facebook friendship, along with our romance, a few years ago, I clicked over to Flickr, the one place I knew could give me a glimpse into his life. And there it was: a self-portrait of him wearing a wedding ring.
Facebook tests prompt asking you to snitch on your friends who aren’t using their real name - 09/21/12
Facebook’s ongoing war on pseudonyms is well-documented. The company wants everyone to use their real name on the social network, and ideally this would be their only identity on the Internet. Menlo Park often bans users that use fake names (most are spammers, but many are just using pseudonyms), but it recently went further than that: the company is now asking you to snitch on your friends if they are not using their real name.
Suspect asks victim on FB to drop charge - 09/21/12
Police in Florida said a man accused of exposing himself to an underage girl sent her a Facebook message asking her to "please drop the charges." The Bradenton Police Department alleges Broderick Cameron Furlow, 25 -- who was arrested in May for allegedly exposing his genitals to the girl at a bus stop -- sent her a Facebook message Tuesday asking her to drop the charges, or at least fail to show up in court, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday.
'I shop at Waitrose because... I don't like being surrounded by poor people': Internet jokers hijack 'posh people's supermarket' Twitter stunt - 09/21/12
No one should under- estimate the marketing power of the internet. But, as Waitrose has found to its cost, it doesn’t do to underestimate its users – and their sense of humour – either. The store giant tried to harness the influence of Twitter by launching a promotional campaign asking for people to finish the sentence ‘I shop at Waitrose because…’
Judge dismisses juror who said he went online - 09/21/12
A judge in Memphis has booted a juror off a case after he said looked up information about it on the Internet. According to The Commercial Appeal ( http://bit.ly/QrFK3E ), Criminal Court Judge W. Otis Higgs Jr. admonished the man, but didn't hold him in contempt of court.
Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women - 09/21/12
On the popular website Reddit, where users submit and share content, a member of a forum called "creepshots" was handing out advice last week. His subject? How to photograph women surreptitiously. "Don't be nervous," he wrote. "If you are, you'll stand out. Don't hover too much, get your shot and move on if you can ... You'll look less like a creep if you have photos of things other than just hot chicks' asses."
Creepy Cyberstalker Ordered to Pay $4.8 Million - 09/21/12
A 72 year-old man who sent emails, texts, calls and unwanted porn to his best friend’s daughter for seven years was found liable for stalking and ordered to pay the victim $4.8 million. James L. Dingwall started harassing and stalking Shaliece Delight Hall, 32, years ago and vowed to continue until police killed him.
Man charged for posting false ads on Craigslist - 09/20/12
A Paxton man has been charged with cyberstalking for allegedly posting another man’s personal information in classified advertisements in the “man-on-man relationship” section of Craigslist. Jonas L. Taylor, 30, who listed an address in the 200 block of East Patton Street in Paxton, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday and charged in Ford County Circuit Court with one count of cyberstalking, a Class 4 felony.
3 charged with drug possession after cyber-crime investigation in Graham - 09/20/12
Deputies have charged three people from Graham with drug possession following an ongoing cyber-crime investigation. On Thursday, Deputies arrested Kristen Taylor McGrath, 20, Catherine Margaret Honacher, 50, and Michael C. Uhlhorn, 48, all of Creek Point Place, after executing a search warrant on their home in Graham.
Mother discovered on FACEBOOK her daughter, 30, had died - and when she rang her mobile a policeman answered - 09/20/12
A heartbroken mother has told how she discovered that her only daughter was dead via Facebook - after police failed to tell her in time. Cheryl Jones, 49, was horrified to see that friends of former model Karla James had put up messages on the social networking site saying: 'RIP Karla.'
Detectives arrest man, 22, over 'offensive' Facebook page set up following deaths of shot policewomen - 09/20/12
A man has been arrested for allegedly setting up a Facebook site praising murder suspect Dale Cregan. Detectives took jobless Neil Swinburne, 22, away for questioning after they traced the website ‘Dale Cregan is a Hero’ to his home in Liverpool. The page contained posts which mocked the deaths of WPCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes
Child's Slip Implicates Parents Who Sold Neighbor's Dog on Craigslist - 09/20/12
A Pittsburgh-area couple faces charges of conspiracy after selling a neighbor's puppy on Craigslist for $50, inadvertently caught by their 5-year-old son's slip of the tongue. Scott Duff, 41, and Roxanne Duff, 38, of Leechberg, Pa., sold their neighbor's 6-month-old Rottweiler puppy, Bailey, after it wandered into their yard, along with a golden retriever mix, on Sept. 3. The Duffs then repeatedly gave authorities conflicting information about the sale and whereabouts of the dog, according to the police criminal complaint filed in Armstrong County.
Online stalker jailed for harassing his childhood sweetheart preyed on schoolgirls within days of his release from prison - 09/19/12
An internet stalker jailed for harassing his girlfriend was behind bars again yesterday after preying on two schoolgirls within days of his release. Shane Webber had subjected his childhood sweetheart Ruth Jeffery to a humiliating three-year trolling campaign, using social networking sites to send naked pictures of her to her friends and family, including her horrified parents.
Judge orders woman to delete Facebook comments after car crash - 09/18/12
A woman was jailed after ignoring a judge’s order to delete her Facebook account after comments she made on the site about her own reckless driving prompted the order. According to Louisville, Ky., NBC affiliate WAVE, victims of a hit-and-run car accident, in which Paula Asher was allegedly at fault, were so upset by her post that the court had to step in. "My dumb (expletive) got a dui and I hit a car…lol,” Asher wrote on her Facebook profile soon after the incident took place.
Man accused of killing sister’s alleged stalker - 09/17/12
A man has been accused of killing a hotel worker, stabbing him 28 times, because the latter allegedly stalked his sister and defamed her on Facebook. Prosecutors have charged K.A, 27, with the premeditated murder of D.N. The suspect, an Indian national, is said to have lured the D.N, a Filipino, to the hotel’s basement parking and stabbed him repeatedly with a fruit knife. When K.A. appeared before the Dubai Court of First Instance, he pleaded not guilty and denied the accusation of premeditated murder.
'Face-stalking' becoming the norm among Facebook users - 09/17/12
Facebook is one of the most popular social media hangout spots on the Internet. "Yea I do it," said Linda Okeke UNC Charlotte student. After all, it's a place where we can stay in touch with family and keep track of our thousand friends. "I see first of all if we have any friends in common and then I see where they're going to school," said Heather Elliot.