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Monday, April 30, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - April 30, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Pot bought online goes to wrong address
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/04/27/Pot-bought-online-goes-to-wrong-address/UPI-98871335566805/

A Kentucky teenager who allegedly scored a pot deal over the Internet was arrested after the package arrived at the wrong house, police said.

Garrett Bryant, 19, admitted arranging to buy a pound of marijuana from a California person he met playing Xbox Live online, WLKY-TV, Louisville, Ky., reported.

Bryant had the contraband sent to him under the false name of David Smith but it was sent to the wrong address.

Lawrenceburg police officer Josh Satterly said the resident opened the package without looking at the intended address and after discovering the marijuana, called police who called the postmaster who sent out a postal inspector, gamepolitics.com said.

"There was a name on the package of David Smith. Garrett Bryant accepted the package from the postal inspector. When he accepted the package and advised his name was David Smith, we executed a search warrant on the residence and that's when we recovered the pound of marijuana," Satterly said.

Bryant allegedly admitted to police he had paid $2,300 for the marijuana and was hoping to sell it to "help his mother pay bills," gamepolitics.com said.

"We have reason to believe that he wasn't selling it for financial gain for his mother. He was using it for personal use as well. There's other ways to help out family than to sell drugs," Satterly said.

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Hitting back at stalkers - 04/30/12
http://www.morpethherald.co.uk/news/local-news/hitting-back-at-stalkers-1-4486138
POLICE are reminding Northumberland residents who face stalking or harassment that help and support is available to them. As well as urging people to get in touch if they are concerned about someone’s behaviour towards them, Northumbria Police is publishing new information on its website directing them to advice and information on the subject.

It's called parenting, not snooping - 04/30/12
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/its-called-parenting-not-snooping-149459915.html
The Canadian Press has reported that more than half of Canadian parents admit that they have snooped -- even cyberstalked -- on their kids' Facebook page. The 11-country survey, which was done for a study on online safety, found the overall average of snooper parents was 44 per cent, lower than in Canada.

Saved someone’s life and managed to cop a feel of some cracking jubblies. Excellent shift. - 04/28/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4284429/Saved-someones-life-and-managed-to-cop-a-feel-of-some-cracking-jubblies-Excellent-shift.html
A PARAMEDIC who boasted on Facebook about groping a “cracking” pair of breasts was yesterday found guilty of misconduct.

Want to know why internet providers refuse to block porn? Just follow the money and ask this pornography baron - 04/27/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2136427/Steven-Hirsch-internet-providers-refuse-block-pornography.html#ixzz1tKkLz8is
Internet providers have been accused of being 'complicit' in exposing children to porn by refusing to help parents block it from computers in the home. The Mail tracked down Steven Hirsch, who has made millions from hardcore pornography films for the internet, and along the way found it was not just him that stood to lose a great deal of money if a block was in place.

Should Cyberbullying Be a Crime? - 04/27/12
http://www.nytimes.com/schoolbook/2012/04/27/should-cyberbullying-be-a-crime/
Schools throughout New York are preparing to put a new curriculum in place that will teach students civility and tolerance, to comply with new legislation intended to cut down on bullying.

Harassers in DFW are losing their online anonymity - 04/27/12
http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/04/27/3918786/harassers-in-dfw-are-losing-their.html#storylink=cpy
Imagine waking up one day and finding out that you have been labeled a thief, hooker, pimp, child abuser or tax evader on an anonymous blog. As people ramp up their trash talk online, such harassment is becoming more common, said Kenton J. Hutcherson, a Dallas attorney who specializes in Internet defamation cases.

If you don't like it, why read it, judge asks Huhne's lover in harassment case - 04/27/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2136403/If-dont-like-read-judge-asks-Huhnes-lover-harassment-case.html#ixzz1tX67gYrI
A High Court judge yesterday questioned why Chris Huhne’s lover continued to read articles about herself when she found them offensive. Mr Justice Tugendhat was told that Carina Trimingham, who is suing the Daily Mail for alleged harassment, had set up alerts through the internet site Google where she would be warned every time a Daily Mail or Mail on Sunday article mentioned her.

Prosecutors: Burglar cyberstalked accusers - 04/26/12
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/04/26/Prosecutors-Burglar-cyberstalked-accusers/UPI-47241335457821/
An Illinois man accused of about 90 burglaries made false allegations online against his accusers, police and former employers, prosecutors said. Jicheng "Kevin" Liu, a 32-year-old Chinese national who authorities say has been living illegally in the United States for a decade, is accused of stealing more than $500,000 in merchandise in Cook County, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Corporate Web Stalking? HR Recruiting Via Social Media - 04/26/12
http://www.businessreviewaustralia.com/technology/corporate-web-stalking-hr-recruiting-via-social-media
Teachers need to clean up their Facebook profiles. For those looking to move from the unemployed educators pool to the paid head of the classroom position, profile pictures featuring beer bong chugging, the wearing of oversized neon plush hats, or unintentional naps in bushes, should be deleted with haste. Why? Well according to a recent study conducted by Bullhorn Reach – an online social recruiting software force – the number one web avenue to recruit potential staff in education, non-profit work, or advertising is Facebook.

Fiji beauty called not 'native' enough - 04/26/12
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/04/26/Fiji-beauty-called-not-native-enough/UPI-52001335479711/
Torika Watters, 16, is being criticized on Facebook for not looking "native" enough after she won Fiji's Miss World 2012 beauty pageant. Indigenous peoples are lambasting the weekend competition, judged by New Zealand supermodel Rachel Hunter and other non-natives, for selecting a winner whose hair doesn't have a "buiniga," a Fiji term for the naturally fuzzy hairstyle of the native islanders, the (Sydney) Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

Twitter police swoops: Three arrested in probe over tweets naming Ched Evans rape victim - 04/26/12
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ched-evans-rape-victim-named-807512
Police have arrested three men after the teenage victim of rapist footballer Ched Evans was named on Twitter. The Sheffield United and Wales striker was jailed for five years last week after being found guilty of raping the woman who was "too drunk to consent" in a hotel in Rhyl. North Wales Police today said two men had been arrested under Section 5 of the Sexual Offences Amendments Act and the other on suspicion of malicious communication.

Lawyer sentenced to prison for making harassing phone calls - 04/25/12
http://hudsonvalley.ynn.com/content/top_stories/581841/lawyer-sentenced-to-prison-for-making-harassing-phone-calls/
An Albany lawyer was sentenced to one to three years in state prison for making harassing, racially-charged phone calls to city residents. James Hennesey, 59, pleaded guilty back in February to two counts of aggravated harassment as a hate crime. According to the Albany County District Attorney's Office, Hennesey, made upwards of 200 phone calls to nearly 40 different numbers through a spoofing website that would change the appearance of his outgoing phone number. V

Ouachita Parish charges woman with cyberstalking - 04/24/12
http://www.bastropenterprise.com/newsnow/x1780488992/Ouachita-Parish-charges-woman-with-cyberstalking
Ouachita Parish deputies have charged a Monroe woman with harassing a man over the Internet. Emily Phillips, 31, was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on a cyberstalking charge on Saturday.

Employee fairly dismissed for harassing colleague on Facebook - 04/24/12
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=737db7fd-65ae-41a6-a78d-c9d529f68395
Another day, another case relating to dismissal following an employee’s posting of inappropriate Facebook comments…Mr Teggart, who was employed as a customer service representative in a call centre in Belfast, posted a number of obscene comments about a female co-worker on Facebook, one of which mentioned the name of his employer.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - April 23, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Detective has chance run-in with suspect
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/04/22/Detective-has-chance-run-in-with-suspect/UPI-96201335118759/

A Traverse City, Mich., detective ran into and arrested the suspect he was investigating for credit card fraud while the two were at a gas station.

Police said the chance encounter was lucky because more than a week had passed since a woman reported her credit card stolen April 12, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported Saturday.

Detective Kevin Gay pulled the purchase record for the credit card after it was reported stolen and determined the suspect had used it at two gas stations. He was able to pull surveillance footage of the male suspect from the first gas station and had taken an image of the man to the second gas station Thursday.

That was when he ran into the 51-year-old suspect buying a pack of cigarettes.

"The odds are definitely against this happening ... on the exact day and time he's in there, the suspect is in there buying a pack of cigarettes," said Capt. Brian Heffner.

Gay arrested the suspect, who is expected to face charges of unlawful use of a credit card, the newspaper said.

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Prankster regrets sending intimate pictures to German high jumper – after she names and shames him on Facebook - 04/23/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2133861/Prankster-regrets-sending-intimate-pictures-German-high-jumper--names-shames-Facebook.html
A sleazy Internet stalker who sent explicit photos to a world high jump star got more than he bargained for - when she posted his personal details to her thousands of fans. German athletics star Ariane Friedrich - who also works as a police officer - named and shamed her online stalker after being emailed photos of a man's genitals.

Ouachita woman charged with cyberstalking - 04/23/12
http://theadvocate.com/home/2638988-125/ouachita-woman-charged-with-cyberstalking
Ouachita Parish deputies have charged a Monroe woman with harassing a man over the Internet. Emily Phillips, 31, was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on a cyberstalking charge on Saturday.

Ched Evans rape victim 'named and abused online': "Profoundly disturbing" comments probed by police - 04/22/12
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ched-evans-rape-victim-named-802491
Police are investigating reports that the woman raped by footballer Ched Evans was being named and abused online. It follows a complaint to North Wales Police by a leading rape charity which said the alleged comments on Twitter were "profoundly disturbing".

Aussie faith healers getting death threats - 04/21/12
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/04/21/Aussie-faith-healers-getting-death-threats/UPI-85381335027649/
A group of faith healers in Australia says it has been getting death threats from anonymous e-mailers who want its members off Brisbane's streets corners.

Woman angry at dating spreadsheet leaker - 04/20/12
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/04/20/Woman-angry-at-dating-spreadsheet-leaker/UPI-36711334951534/
The woman who received the highest ranking on a New York investment banker's dating spreadsheet said she's angry at the woman who leaked the document. Liliana Beidaut, 26, a makeup artist who received a 9.5 ranking on the infamous Match.com dating scorecard made by David Merkur, 28, said she was upset to find someone had leaked the spreadsheet to the public, the New York Post reported Friday.

Schoolboy, 15, posed as flirty girl on Facebook to get hold of pictures of naked boys in 'sophisticated' deception and he assaulted two victims while on bail - 04/20/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2132572/Schoolboy-15-posed-flirty-girl-Facebook-hold-pictures-naked-boys-sophisticated-deception-assaulted-victims-bail.html#ixzz1ssG0Ml5u
A schoolboy rapist posed as a girl on Facebook to persuade teenage boys to send him explicit photographs of themselves.
The youth, of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, set up a fictional account on the social networking site and convinced his 'friends' he was a flirty 16-year-old female.

Revenge porn website IsAnyoneUp.com shut down after anti-bullying group buys domain name - 04/20/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2132672/Revenge-porn-website-IsAnyoneUp-com-shut-anti-bullying-group-buys-domain---new-owner-slammed-running-VERY-similar-service.html#ixzz1ssGBJ9DN
A 'revenge porn' website has been shut down after it was bought by an anti-bullying group - but eyebrows have been raised as the new owner runs a remarkably similar service. Hunter Moore, 26, this week sold IsAnyoneUp.com - where people were encouraged to send in intimate pictures of their exes - to Bullyville.com for an undisclosed fee.

Man ‘posed as Bieber to groom young girls’ - 04/20/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4266520/Man-posed-as-Justin-Bieber-to-groom-young-girls.html
A MAN has been accused of posing as pop sensation Justin Bieber in order to groom young girls in up to five countries. Canadian Lee Moir, 34, is already facing multiple child sex charges for allegedly preying on a 12-year-old girl from New Jersey, in the US, over the internet.

Distracted doctor 'killed two patients suffering just ulcers with TEN TIMES normal dose of morphine while he surfed the internet' - 04/19/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2131991/Rajendra-Kokkarner-killed-2-patients-TEN-TIMES-normal-dose-morphine.html#ixzz1ssFBOOPL
A doctor prescribed deadly drug overdoses for two elderly patients while 'preoccupied' by surfing the internet, a court heard yesterday. Rajendra Kokkarne, 37, had been checking cricket results, looking at news, doing personal banking and reading emails on the computer at his surgery when the mistakes were made.

Parents sue Apple over children's costly and highly addictive apps: Some are aimed at children as young as four - but can rack up bills up to £1,300 - 04/19/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2131826/iPhone-apps-Parents-sue-Apple-childrens-costly-highly-addictive-games.html#ixzz1ssEkPxg2
Parents whose children have accidentally run up huge bills playing games on their iPhones could be in line for compensation from Apple. Campaigners are awaiting the result of a U.S. court case in which a group of disgruntled parents are suing the company after their children’s innocent game playing ended up costing a fortune.

'I watched my lover die on Skype because Indian police would not break down door': Girlfriend reveals TEN hour ordeal after lover cut his throat in video call - 04/19/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2131074/Girlfriend-reveals-watched-horror-boyfriend-slit-throat-speaking-Skype.html
A distraught girlfriend told today how she watched in horror as her partner killed himself in front of her - 7,000 miles away over the internet on Skype. Speaking for the first time about the horrific experience Julie Zalinski told how Adrian Rowland, her boyfriend of two-and-a-half years slashed his throat and wrists.

Arrests in internet race-hate investigation - 04/19/12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17771768
Five men have been arrested on suspicion of publishing material to incite racial hatred. Computer equipment and mobile phones are thought to have been seized by police during early morning raids in Tyneside, Birkenhead, Barnsley, County Durham and Holloway, north London.

Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised? - 04/19/12
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/19/free-speech-haven-lawless-cesspool
Public figures such as Ryan Giggs have reason to rue the freedom of the internet, but dissidents across the world have used it to circumvent repressive national laws. When a south London teenager uploaded a series of amateur rap videos to YouTube, he had no reason to believe they would make legal history.

'I'm not really dead': Online trolls open fake Facebook account in name of boy, 16, killed in moped crash and then email his mother - 04/18/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2131428/Online-trolls-open-fake-Facebook-account-Jordan-Agar-16-email-mother.html#ixzz1ssE3DQzI
A grieving mother has been targeted by internet trolls only a day after her 16-year-old son was killed in a moped crash. The online tormentors posed as Bridget Agar’s son, Jordan, on Facebook and sent her a message that said: ‘Mum, I’m not really dead. I’m sat at the computer, I just ran away.’

Mother 'had 13-year-old daughter’s boyfriend, 21, killed... then persuaded teen to take the blame after he posted topless pictures of girl on web' - 04/18/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2131645/Mother-13-year-old-daughters-boyfriend-21-killed-took-topless-pictures-girl--persuaded-teen-blame.html#ixzz1ssEVLNAX
A mother had her 13-year-old daughter’s boyfriend murdered - then persuaded the teenager to take the blame after he posted topless photos of the girl on the internet, a court heard today. Gedu Bibi, 47, allegedly arranged for a former lover, Lilu Miah, to bludgeon Sumon Miah to death with a table leg after he uploaded the photos of Shuhina Khanam from his phone.

A generation of girls is now being sexually corrupted by the web - 04/18/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2131726/A-generation-girls-sexually-corrupted-web.html#ixzz1ssFLg2FE
Alone in a hotel room with a man she’d met only half-an-hour earlier, Becky Stevens knew it was too late to back out. For six months, the 15-year-old had been chatting online to ‘Stuart’ after meeting him on an internet dating site.

Facing the wrath of the Magic Circle: Penn & Teller sue Dutch entertainer who 'is threatening to sell secret of signature trick' - 04/17/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2131052/Facing-wrath-Magic-Circle-Penn-amp-Teller-sue-Dutch-entertainer-threatened-sell-secret-signature-trick.html#ixzz1ssDPAU2g
A Dutch entertainer is being sued for threatening to sell the secret behind one of Penn & Teller's signature magic tricks for just $3,050. Raymond Teller, the smaller and silent member of the pair, is taking legal action against Gerard Dogge after he posted online a video offering to expose the method behind his 'Shadows' illusion.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Interesting article!

The 8 Most Notorious Criminals in Hollywood History

Monday, April 16, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - April 16, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Food-shaped phone cases hot in Japan
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/04/14/Food-shaped-phone-cases-hot-in-Japan/UPI-39641334456363/

Smartphone cases that look like food, even if made from non-edible materials, are the latest craze among Japanese women, marketers say.

The cases may look like taiyaki, bean paste-filled pancakes that are themselves gussied up to look like fish, or like steaks or pies, The Asahi Shimbun reported. They go for about $42 each.

Tsukasa Sample in Kawasaki, a small company that manufactures displays of plastic food for restaurants, branched out into smartphone cases as a sideline, selling them online. An executive said 3,000 have been sold in 18 months, 80 percent of them purchased by women.

"We cannot keep up with orders," he said.

The company said fruit tarts are the No. 1 seller. There are also seasonal variations, with designs featuring shaved ice doing better in the summer.

The soft-boiled egg on rice dish named tamago-kake gohan is the latest item on the company's smartphone menu.

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Kickstarter Allegedly Bans Transmedia Artist Rachel Marone For Comment Spam From Cyberstalker - 04/15/12
http://www.betabeat.com/2012/04/15/kickstarter-allegedly-bans-transmedia-artist-rachel-marone-for-comment-spam-from-cyberstalker-video/
Crowdfunding super site Kickstarter has benefited from an excess of good will across the web. They may take a bit of a bruising then from allegations they banned transmedia artist Rachel Marone for–as The Next Web aptly puts it–”all the wrong reasons.”

The Times sued over computer hacking - 04/13/12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17705802
The Times newspaper is being sued by police blogger Richard Horton after the paper accessed his email account, lawyer Mark Lewis has said. The paper revealed Mr Horton was the author of an award-winning anonymous blog entitled "NightJack" in 2009.

'Black widow' sentenced to death for murder in Japan - 04/13/12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17702029
A Japanese woman who murdered her three former lovers in 2009 has been sentenced to death. Kanae Kijima, 37, murdered three men aged 41, 53 and 80 for financial gain, the court said. The judge added that there was no room for leniency. She met the men on internet dating sites and poisoned them with carbon monoxide by burning charcoal briquettes after giving them sleeping pills.

Busted! FBI led to Anonymous hacker after he posts picture of girlfriend's breasts online - 04/13/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2129257/Higinio-O-Ochoa-III-FBI-led-Anonymous-hacker-girlfriend-posts-picture-breasts-online.html
This is the picture that led the FBI to a catch prolific hacker allegedly responsible for releasing the personal information of scores of police officers throughout the United States. Higinio O. Ochoa III has been charged with illegally hacking into at least four U.S. law enforcement websites - feats he allegedly boasted about across social networking sites.

Police get hundreds of calls a day from terrorised and suicidal children bullied on Facebook - 04/13/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129198/Tip-iceberg-Police-hundreds-calls-day-terrorised-suicidal-children-bullied-Facebook.html#ixzz1sDOHsLY3
Hundreds of terrorised children often on the verge of suicide are calling the police every day because they are viciously bullied on Facebook.
Britain's forces fear this could be 'the tip of the iceberg' as more youngsters are certainly suffering in silence.

Bus staff suspended for foul-mouthed Facebook tirade against elderly passengers who complained about fare increases - 04/13/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129154/Bus-staff-suspended-foul-mouthed-Facebook-tirade-elderly-passengers-complained-fare-increases.html#ixzz1sDORIltZ
Staff at a bus company have been suspended from their jobs after criticising elderly customers in a foul-mouthed exchange on Facebook. The First Bus workers unleashed a string of expletives in the online discussion about pensioners who had complained about a 40p fare hike.

Sexting: a new teen cyber-bullying 'epidemic' - 04/12/12
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/9199126/Sexting-a-new-teen-cyber-bullying-epidemic.html
Cheltenham has many claims to fame: gorgeous Regency architecture; the Gold Cup; GCHQ. But last week it hit the headlines for a far more undesirable reason: a 14-year-old boy from the town was arrested for posting a pornographic video of himself and his girlfriend on Facebook.

Two arrested after hackers attacked anti-terror hotline - 04/12/12
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9201621/Two-arrested-after-hackers-attacked-anti-terror-hotline.html
Two boys aged 16 and 17 have been arrested as part of an investigation into recordings made of conversations on Scotland Yard’s anti-terror hotline, which were posted on the internet.

Custody officer who got 'police informant' shot after putting his mugshot on Facebook is jailed for seven years - 04/12/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2128774/Custody-officer-got-police-informant-shot-putting-mugshot-Facebook-jailed-seven-years.html#ixzz1sDNEGHjl
A crooked custody officer stole a police mugshot to create a Facebook page falsely accusing a heroin dealer of being an informant to help a rival pusher. Within hours of the picture appearing on the social network, the man shown in the picture - 31-year-old Domenico Masciopinto - had been shot by a gunman.

Woman asks for restraining order against prominent blogger - 04/11/12
http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-lehighvalley/Woman-asks-for-restraining-order-against-prominent-blogger/-/132502/10560762/-/df1frgz/-/
A woman is asking a court to keep a blogger away from her. Tricia Mezzacappa, of West Easton, filed a petition for a temporary restraining order against Bernard O'Hare Wednesday in Northampton County Court. She also is requesting protection from stalking and cyber-stalking.

Dig yourself out of this one: Fraudster jailed after hiring trucks and diggers then selling them on eBay - 04/11/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2128102/Fraudster-Giorgio-Arcaini-jailed-renting-14-trucks-selling-eBay.html
A fraudster has been jailed after hiring 14 diggers and trucks and then hawking them as his own on eBay. Father-of-three Giorgio Arcaini, from Manchester, hired vehicles worth up to £15,000 each and then advertised them on the auction website.

Hackers Take Over National Organization For Marriage’s Twitter Account - 04/11/12
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/hackers-take-over-national-organization-for-mariages-twitter
Hackers on Wednesday morning apparently took over the Twitter account for the anti-gay National Organization For Marriage and turned it into a feed promoting gay rights.

Mother of 12-year-old who died playing 'choking game' slams YouTube for allowing its users to post guides to deadly practice - 04/10/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2127693/Mother-12-year-old-died-playing-choking-game-slams-YouTube-for.html#ixzz1sDMTfrqg
The mother of a 12-year-old boy, who accidentally hanged himself trying the 'choking game', has slammed internet site YouTube for showing videos encouraging the dangerous activity. Erik Rogg, a promising student and former boy scout from Randolph, Nebraska, died two years ago trying the 'game' which as been going on for decades.

Monday, April 09, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - April 9, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man apologizes for rude mug shot
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/04/06/Man-apologizes-for-rude-mug-shot/UPI-81601332266863/

An Ohio 18-year-old has apologized for his mug shot, which features him displaying his middle finger and grabbing his crotch.

The mug shot taken of Mitchell Peterman after he was arrested Sunday on charges of underage drinking and obstruction went viral online after it was posted to Facebook by Bath Township police, the Akron Beacon Journal reported Tuesday.

Peterman, a student at the University of Akron, apologized for his rude photo Monday and police took the picture off Facebook later in the day.

"I haven't even seen them. I don't even want to look at them," Peterman said of the pictures. "It's something I wish I wouldn't have done, something I wish I could undo. So, I'm just going to try and distance myself from it, learn from it and leave it behind."

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The sexting inspector: Officer sent dirty texts, downloaded porn on work phone and enjoyed lunchtime tryst with lover on duty - 04/09/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2127154/Police-chief-Mark-Brew-sent-dirty-texts-downloaded-porn-work-phone.html#ixzz1rYGT0GZk
A police chief has been fired after he was caught using a work phone to download porn and exchange dirty text messages. Chief Inspector Mark Brew, 47, was in charge of more than 100 officers on Merseyside's Matrix anti-gun unit, before he was dismissed last week for gross misconduct.

Leonard Cohen's 'death threats' worry - 04/08/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4244638/Leonard-Cohens-death-threats-worry.html
MUSIC legend Leonard Cohen told a court how his ex-manager bombarded him with death threats and thousands of emails after he fired her.

Suspect in dismembering says he met woman online - 04/08/12
http://www.volunteertv.com/news/headlines/Suspect_in_dismembering_says_he_met_woman_online_146594225.html
A 25-year-old man accused of stabbing, suffocating and dismembering his 21-year-old girlfriend in Ohio says he met the woman through a social networking website while looking for new friends.

Man accused of stalking sex crime victim - 04/06/12
http://www.dailycommercial.com/News/LakeCounty/040512cyberstalking
A 36-year-old Clermont man, out of jail on bond awaiting trial on charges of having sex with a minor, was arrested for cyberstalking the victim and her family, authorities said.

Teachers warn of online threats from pupils - 04/06/12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17637798
Social networking websites are being used to threaten and make false allegations against teachers, according to a teachers' union. The NASUWT says a survey shows that more than four in 10 have experienced such online abuse.

Head's warning over 'internet evils' as teenage boy puts porn film of himself and girl, 14, on Facebook - 04/04/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2124919/School-pupils-14-pornographic-video-posted-Facebook-audience-thousands.html
A headmaster has warned of the ‘evils of modern technology’ after a boy of 14 was arrested for making a pornographic film of himself and a schoolgirl and posting it on Facebook. The footage was in common circulation and thought to have been viewed by thousands of pupils before it was removed from the site.

'Joke' photo of baby with plastic bag over her head leads to mother's arrest - 04/04/12
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/state/joke-photo-of-baby-with-plastic-bag-over-her-head-leads-to-mothers-arrest
A Davie woman was charged with cruelty toward a child and neglect after police say she placed a plastic bag on her 5-month-old daughter's head, laid the child down in a plastic-lined garbage container and photographed her.

Trolls should go to jail, says Arizona, and I agree - 04/04/12
http://venturebeat.com/2012/04/04/jail-the-trolls/
Arizona is considering a new law that would criminalize Internet trolling, and I fully support the idea. First, let’s take a look at the hard news. Arizona House Bill 2549, which has already passed both the Arizona House of Representatives and Senate, would make it unlawful to “to use any electronic or digital device and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person” with the specific intention of scaring, annoying, or offending the person on the other end of such activity. (You can see the full text of the bill as passed by the legislature below.)

Husband jailed after he tried to get estranged wife arrested by emailing MI5 with school bomb threat from her account - 04/04/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2125103/Husband-tried-estranged-wife-arrested-emailing-MI5-school-bomb-plot-account-jailed.html#ixzz1rYFSiaNk
A scorned husband who tried to get his estranged wife arrested by emailing MI5 and claiming she had planted a bomb at a junior school was jailed for 16 months today. Crazed Ghulam Kibria, 33, caused panic after he sent a chilling bomb threat to the security service’s website

Spitting mad: Jealous man who stabbed OAP after Facebook spat with girlfriend caught after spitting on pavement - 04/03/12
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jealous-man-who-stabbed-oap-779117
A kind-hearted pensioner who was left fighting for life after a vicious knife attack forgave her attacker yesterday as he was jailed indefinitely. Thug David Walters repeatedly plunged a 10in knife into frail Maria Morrison, 75, because he wanted “to do some damage to someone” after ”losing face” in a tiff on Facebook.

Computer expert who stole eight million people’s personal details for an 'intellectual challenge' jailed for two and half years - 04/03/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2124114/Computer-hacker-Edward-Pearson-Lendale-York-stole-million-people-s-personal-details-jailed-half-years.html
A computer hacker illegally acquired enough credit and debit card details to carry out a potential £800,000 worth of fraud. Edward Pearson, 23, of Lendale, York, used a trojan virus to download thousands of credit card details along with the postcodes, passwords, names and dates of birth of more than eight million people in the UK.

Gunman who urged his 400 friends to watch a ‘live murder on Facebook’ during armed siege is jailed for two years - 04/03/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2124441/Gunman-urged-400-friends-watch-live-murder-Facebook-armed-siege-jailed-years.html
A gunman involved in an eight-hour 'armed siege' posted messages on Facebook saying he would kill police officers outside his house. Greg Searle, 35, was today jailed for two years for threatening police on the website after telling his 400 friends, 'I give you live murder on Facebook' at his house in Chepstow, South Wales.

Personal trainer who dubbed himself 'Danger' used Craigslist to find women for model shoots… and then ‘tortured them' - 04/03/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2124407/Personal-trainer-dubbed-Danger-used-Craigslist-stalk-women-tortured-them.html#ixzz1rYElVHEf
A personal trainer who called himself 'Danger' has been accused of using Craigslist to stalk women and 'torture' them. Dejon Miller, 35, from Hollywood, allegedly used the advertising website to recruit female models to pose for his fitness website. But when they responded he would verbally abuse them and beat them, it is claimed.

Monday, April 02, 2012

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WHO@ Newsletter - April 2, 2012


I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Drunken man serenades police
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/03/30/Drunken-man-serenades-police/UPI-28471333133798/

A video featuring a Canadian man belting out Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the back of a police car has become a hit on YouTube.

The video, which also features the man telling police in Edson, Alberta, that his intoxication "has to do with the brotherhood of man on the planet Earth," has been viewed more than 1 million times on the video-sharing site, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday.

The police car's surveillance video depicts the man, who is identified in the video's description as Robert Wilkinson, talking with officers before belting out a version of Queen's 1975 hit.

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No-strings nookie radar tugged offline in stalking backlash - 04/02/12
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/02/girls_around_me_foursquare_app/
Russian developers have hit back at claims that their Foursquare app Girls Around Me was a creepy tool for anonymous stalkers. A representative from dev house I-Free spoke to the Wall Street Journal yesterday, protesting that the software, which used Foursquare and Facebook APIs to locate nearby women, only used information made public by people.

Woman has $4,000 stolen from Butterfield account in e-mail scam - 04/02/12
http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20120402/BUSINESS03/704029983/0
A long-time Butterfield Bank customer says she had $4,000 stolen from her account after falling victim to cyber crime. Though she eventually managed to get the money returned, Ms Phillips, who has asked that we do not use her first name, said $4,000 was taken out of her account when she answered an e-mail last week asking her to update her online account.

Gang jailed over iTunes and Amazon scam in Wolverhampton - 03/31/12
http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2012/03/31/gang-jailed-over-itunes-and-amazon-scam-in-wolverhampton-97319-30663257/#ixzz1qtRoZOQo
GANG members have been jailed over a Midland music scam that swindled iTunes and Amazon out of hundreds of thousands of pounds in royalties equivalent to what major pop stars would expect to earn. The gang members from Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Kent, and Derby used stolen credit cards to buy their own unknown music, pocketing £500,000 in royalties.

Arlington Man Too Smart for Internet Scam - 03/30/12
http://arlington.patch.com/articles/police-log-arlington-man-too-smart-for-internet-scam
A Grove Street resident was reportedly the target of an Internet scam, but he wasn’t duped, according to police. The resident recently received a job offer online. After, he was asked to sign and date a document and return it to the company, which he did.

Tax Refund Scam Costing IRS Billions Of Dollars - 03/30/12
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/30/tax-refund-scam-irs_n_1391490.html
It's tax season and you know what that means: Time for scams. The government is cracking down on a scheme that they say has already likely bilked the IRS of billions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Twitter Scammers Prey on 'Draw Something' Popularity - 03/30/12
http://www.technewsdaily.com/4055-twitter-scammers-draw.html
The new Pictionary-style "Draw Something" app has become an instant hit, so, naturally, online crooks are leveraging its popularity to try to trick users into filling out surveys and handing over personal information.

Blogger jailed over online post - 03/30/12
http://galvestondailynews.com/story/303046
The operator of a popular blog that keeps up with the happenings in Clear Lake Shores was arrested and charged because of a post he made on the site in February. Allan Batchelor, owner of the Island Drumz blog, said his posting of the email address of the wife of a city council candidate is what got him in trouble.

How to make enemies and influence people -- and maybe cyberbully -- on Facebook - 03/29/12
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/29/how-to-make-enemies-and-influence-people-and-maybe-cyberbully-on-facebook/#ixzz1qtSpVg95
What are you waiting for? Go make some enemies! That’s the advice given at EnemyGraph.com, the website for a free app with a single-minded purpose: It lets people name their enemies on Facebook. But is this a cyberbully’s best weapon yet?

Wife of coach firm boss, 47, jailed for having sex in car with a boy, 15, after flashing her breasts on the internet - 03/27/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2121012/Wife-coach-firm-boss-47-jailed-having-sex-car-boy-15-flashing-breasts-internet.html
A married woman had sex with a 15-year-old schoolboy in her car after enticing him by flashing flashing her breasts on the internet. Susan Millman, 47, used a webcam to try and tempt other teenage boys by promising them sex in video shows online.