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Monday, May 28, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - May 28, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .iCloud sends pics of suspected phone thief
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/05/25/iCloud-sends-pics-of-suspected-phone-thief/UPI-48941337960107/

A woman whose iPhone was stolen on a Florida-based Disney cruise said the alleged thief accidentally sent her the photos he took with the pilfered device.

Katy McCaffrey, who said her phone was stolen during an April ride on the Disney Wonder cruise ship, said the suspected thief, a worker on the ship, apparently did not know how to turn off the iCloud function, which automatically sends pictures taken with the phone to McCaffrey's computer, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.

McCaffrey said she identified the suspect by reading his name tag in one of the photos he took and he posted his pictures to Facebook in an album titled "Stolen iPhone Adventures."

Disney Cruises said the employee has been placed on "administrative leave."

"We take these matters very seriously. We have a zero tolerance policy for this type of behavior," a spokesman said. "We recovered the phone and we've been in touch with the guest."

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Facebook stalker sentenced for extorting sex from women - 05/28/12
http://www.wafb.com/story/18594643/facebook-stalker-sentenced-for-extorting-sex-from-women
A Natalbany man will spend the next 10 years in prison after using Facebook to stalk and extort sex from women, and even a 14-year-old girl. Prosecutors say Adam Kolb, 26, would contact women through Facebook, and eventually have them send him racy pictures of themselves. When they tried to cut off communication with Kolb, he threatened to release the pictures on the internet or send them to their families.

Cyber love sours, girl seeks R 2.5 lakh/month alimony - 05/27/12
http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/GUJ-AHD-cyber-love-sours-girl-seeks-rs-2-3324924.html
A case of domestic violence involving a couple from high-profile families has landed in a local court with the girl demanding a monthly alimony of Rs 2.50 lakh from her husband. The girl, who is a medical student, has filed a case of harassment and torture against her Mumbai-based builder husband.

Rapist knocked out secretary's teeth in brutal attack after meeting her on plentyoffish.com dating website - 05/25/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150022/Rapist-knocked-secretarys-teeth-brutal-attack-meeting-plentyoffish-com-dating-website.html
A rapist who beat a legal secretary and left her ‘unrecognisable’ at the end of their first date was jailed for 12 years yesterday. Peter Ramsey, 26, punched the woman to the ground, ripped her clothing and raped her when she refused him a goodnight kiss at her front door.

Cookie consent laws come into force this weekend - 05/25/12
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/9290411/Cookie-consent-laws-come-into-force-this-weekend.html
The new EU legislation requires websites ask users for their 'informed consent', and will divide the type of consent into different categories. A new code of conduct, introduced by the London office of the International Chamber of Commerce, aims to help businesses comply with new EU legislation which comes into force on Sunday. Breaches of the code could cost companies £500,000.

New York Law Would Ban Anonymous Internet Posts - 05/24/12
http://live.drjays.com/index.php/2012/05/24/new-york-law-would-ban-anonymous-internet-posts/
Uh oh, another controversial Internet bill has been proposed in the name of “protecting our children.” The Internet Protection Act in New York would pressure those accused of anonymous cyberbullying (on New York-based sites) to identify themselves, reports CNET. But it doesn’t stop there: the bill also targets those who criticize local business or make “mean-spirited and baseless political attacks.”

Jobs Ban On School Bullies - 05/24/12
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpps/news/offbeat/jobs-ban-on-school-bullies-dpgonc-km-20120524_20217886
Jobseekers in Australia will undergo character checks and could be refused employment if they were bullies at school. In a new offensive against high school bullies, employers will reject job applications from young people who have engaged in bullying, cyber stalking, harassment or threatening behavior.

Malicious Exes Are So Much More Horrible In The Internet Age - 05/23/12
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/05/23/malicious-ex-boyfriends-are-so-much-more-horrible-in-the-internet-age/
After a break-up, it’s natural to feel hurt and angry. Hopefully you and your ex are able to vent those painful emotions by talking to friends, eating copious amounts of ice cream, taking up new hobbies, spending hours at the gym to negate the ice cream eating, and/or meticulously cutting each other out of one another’s digital lives through de-friending, deletion and detagging.

Man sentenced 10 years in cyberstalking case - 05/23/12
http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20120523/APN/1205230692?Title=Man-sentenced-10-years-in-cyberstalking-case
A 26-year-old Natalbany man has pleaded no contest to cyberstalking using Facebook. District Attorney Scott Perrilloux tells The Advocate ( http://bit.ly/Ko3G77) state District Judge Robert Morrison sentenced Adam Kolb to a total of 10 years in prison on seven counts of extortion, nine counts of cyberstalking, two counts of felony carnal knowledge and one count of defamation by hatred.

My blunder over sick Fabrice Muamba jibe - 05/23/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4332971/My-blunder-over-sick-Fabrice-Muamba-jibe.html
Sick student Liam Stacey, 21, wrote “F**k, Muamba. He’s dead. Ha ha.” as paramedics fought to save the Bolton player at Spurs’ White Hart Lane. He was jailed for 56 days in March after admitting sending the Tweet ­ branded “vile and abhorrent” by the judge.

Hackers put credit card data on Twitter - 05/23/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4333008/Hackers-put-credit-card-data-on-Twitter.html
The Underground Nazis posed as the bosses of WHMCS to dupe the firm’s web hosts into releasing top secret info. Customers’ names, addresses and phone numbers were put on Twitter ­ sparking panic among the 500,000 registered users of the firm, based in Milton Keynes, Bucks.

Plastic surgeon sues patients for anonymous online complaints - 05/23/12
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/plastic-surgeon-suing-10-patients-posting-anonymou/nPCMf/
An Orlando plastic surgeon is suing 10 patients who he claims anonymously posted comments online about their bad experiences inside his office. Dr. Armando Soto claims the complaints are lies and have damaged his good name. He said he is seeking $49,000 in damages.

Police Investigating Cyber-Harassment Reports - 05/23/12
http://barrington.patch.com/articles/police-investigating-cyber-harassment-reports
Barrington police are investigating two reports of cyber-harassment. The first case involves a Barrington High School teacher whose photo was taken by a 17-year-old boy in her class and then posted on Facebook with a derogatory comment, said Police Chief John LaCross.

Florida man arrested for cyberstalking Nye County girl and others - 05/22/12
http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/152580845.html
A man from Florida has been indicted on multiple charges involving the online sextortion and cyberstalking of young girls, including a girl from Nye County. Deputies from the Nye County Sheriff's Office were contacted by a young female in October of 2009. She told them about a male who had contacted her on the Internet and convinced her to send him images and videos of her in various stages of undress.

Facebook Ignores Harassment Complaints - 05/22/12
http://www.jdsupra.com/post/documentViewer.aspx?fid=eebf5612-5e03-4a32-8b51-5ec3fa1941d4
A recent story in Consumer Reports (print version only) took the social media empire to task for the ease with which personal data could be viewed and misappropriated, both through the company’s own policies and by over-sharing by imprudent users. One unfortunate consumer, Kevin Jolly, found his identity taken over by a Facebook impostor in the form of a fake page featuring his name and picture, designed to harass and humiliate him.

Mother-of-five died after drinking industrial-strength vinegar in horrific 'home abortion' she researched online - 05/22/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2148031/Mother-died-drinking-industrial-strength-vinegar-horrific-home-abortion-researched-online.html
A pregnant mother-of-five died after drinking industrial-strength vinegar during an attempted home abortion she had researched online. Catherine Furey, 38, suffered a violent and eventually fatal reaction to the concentrated acid similar to that used in a chip shop.

Monday, May 21, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - May 21, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Web site offers 'girlfriends' for hire
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/05/21/Web-site-offers-girlfriends-for-hire/UPI-76931337614507/

A Florida university student who designed a Web site for men to pay women $5 to perform "girlfriend-like" tasks said he now has 1,600 users.

Cody Krecicki, 22, a student at Edison State College in Fort Myers, said he was inspired by a girl in his class who was working multiple jobs to stay afloat while attending school and came up with Girlfriendforhire.com, the Naples (Fla.) Daily News reported Monday.

Krecicki said the "girlfriend-like" tasks offered include giving advice, helping to break up with unwanted romantic partners and sending Facebook messages that users can show to their friends.

Krecicki said the services, which also include homework help, each cost $5 and any adult or escort-like services are banned by the Web site's terms of service. He said he personally validates each post before it goes live on the site.

The Web site crashed for several hours due to a high rate of traffic on its first day last month and Krecicki said it has topped 100,000 page views with more than 1,600 registered users who have made 300 orders for the $5 services.

Robin Dunlap, a Texas college student who has sold two "flings" on the site, said it's a great way to make a little extra income.

"I'd be sitting in front of my computer anyway -- that's an extra $5 I'd be getting for what I'm doing anyway," she said.

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Big scam and fries - 05/21/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4328933/McDonalds-manager-in-reward-coupon-eBay-scam-probe.html
A MCDONALD’S manager is being investigated after thousands of pounds worth of prize coupons were flogged on eBay. Vouchers meant to reward customers have been sold on the website at knockdown prices.

Suspects increasingly being arrested in St. Lawrence County for harassing by Facebook, texting - 05/20/12
http://northcountrynow.com/news/suspects-increasingly-being-arrested-st-lawrence-county-harassing-facebook-texting-057664
Local law enforcement officials say they have seen an increase in crimes such as harassment being transmitted by newer methods such as Facebook and texting. “Cyberstalking,” “cyberbullying” and “cyberharassment” are not new offenses, they say, but are simply old offenses by newer means.

Lawyer says man's 10 days in jail enough for cyberstalking charges - 05/20/12
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/05/20/2529281/lawyer-says-mans-10-days-in-jail.html#storylink=cpy
The lawyer for a 27-year-old man convicted of sending life threatening text messages to two former girlfriends said Friday that his client is a "goofy kid" whose 10 days locked up were enough. The time Mark Ronald Reed spent in the Benton County jail after his arrest "made a dramatic impression" on the Richland man, said Spokane attorney Christopher Bugbee.

Paedo’s 1,000 girl net hitlist - 05/19/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4326338/Paedos-1000-girl-net-hitlist.html
A PAEDOPHILE had sex with four girls he met on Facebook ­ and had a hit-list of 1,000 potential victims, a court heard. Ryan Chambers, 19, set up 11 accounts on the site and used four phones. He groomed girls aged 12 to 15 after commenting on their web photos.

She looks utterly respectable. But this mother is accused of being a wicked 'troll' who posts vile abuse online (And who put her in the frame? The self-confessed troll she lives with...) - 05/18/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2146580/She-looks-utterly-respectable-But-mother-accused-wicked-troll-posts-vile-abuse-online-And-frame-The-self-confessed-troll-lives-.html#ixzz1vVizwUvV
Appearances, they say, can be deceptive. Kirsty Chapman (blonde, slim, pretty) is perhaps living proof of this. To the outside world, she is a respectable housewife and mother of three. Most days she can be seen out and about in fashionable jeans wheeling a pushchair near her home in Wales. Remember these details ­ in particular, the fact she has three children. They make what you are about to read all the more shocking.

The Facebook split: Indian woman files for divorce after husband failed to change his relationship status to married - 05/18/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2146158/Facebook-split-Indian-woman-divorcing-husband-failed-change-relationship-status-married.html
An Indian woman is filing for divorce after her husband failed to change his relationship status to married on social network site Facebook. The 28-year-old has already approached the family court seeking divorce saying that she can not trust him after her failed to announce their marriage on the website. The Telugu couple had an arranged marriage just two months ago and the case was filed in the jurisdiction of an Aurangabad court where the women is thought to live.

Christopher P. Gunn Charged With Sextortation And Cyberstalking After Allegedly Posing As Justin Bieber Online - 05/17/12
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/christopher-p-gunn-charge_n_1525508.html
Federal authorities have indicted a Florida man for posing as Justin Bieber online, promising young girls backstage passes and free tickets in exchange for sexually explicit images and videos of themselves. Christopher P. Gunn, 31, who is already in custody for related charges in Alabama, is charged with online sextortation and cyberstalking, according to a release by U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Florida.

Chilwell software engineer tracked stolen bike over internet - 05/17/12
http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Chilwell-software-engineer-tracked-stolen-bike/story-16106288-detail/story.html
A SOFTWARE engineer is to help Notts Police fight crime online after he tracked down his stolen bike over the internet. Dom Finn thought his £500 Trek Valencia was gone forever after thieves sawed through a bike chain outside Tesco in Station Road, Beeston.

Former Lee County sheriff's sergeant accused of stalking - 05/17/12
http://www.news-press.com/article/20120518/CRIME/305180052/Former-Lee-County-sheriff-s-sergeant-accused-stalking?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Home|p
A man fired from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for inappropriate behavior in 2010 has been arrested on a charge of stalking his ex-girlfriend. Christopher Michael Arey, a 42-year-old former sheriff’s office sergeant, was arrested Wednesday after his ex-girlfriend called 911 when he tried to enter her home.

Convicted stalker is accused of violating his probation - 05/17/12
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120517/NEWS03/705179931
A Danville man with a history of posing as women on social networking sites and stalking young men is back in jail after being arrested on a probation violation for the second time. Robert Slye, 30, was ordered held without bail for allegedly using several female aliases on social networking sites to exchange photos with young men.

Inside Out - Internet Trolls - 05/17/12
http://www.lgcplus.com/5043459.article
I am being bullied and libelled on Twitter and there is nothing I can do. As a chief executive I have made enemies. One has set up an anonymous Twitter account and regularly posts hostile tweets about me and those close to me. They are half-truths and often damn lies, which aim to upset me and undermine my reputation.

FBI finds scammers impersonating the FBI now one of worst online threats - 05/16/12
http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/80567
In a weird turn of events the most common Internet crime complaints in 2011 were those involving scams that involved fraudsters pretending to be the FBI according to the yearly online crime report issued through the FBI's partner, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

Brighton woman Nicola Brookes tackles 'trolls' after Facebook abuse - 05/15/12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-18078593
A Brighton woman who was abused on the internet is starting legal action to force Facebook to reveal the identities of those who targeted her. Nicola Brookes was falsely portrayed as a paedophile and drug dealer by so-called internet trolls.

Monday, May 14, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - May 14, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man implants magnets to keep iPod at the ready
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/man-implants-magnets-keep-ipod-ready-160934948.html

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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Beware, three-year term in jail awaits cyber stalkers - 05/14/12
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/article3417314.ece
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
http://www.ksat.com/news/defenders/Rumors-photos-spread-on-The-Dirty-website/-/478436/13087062/-/af8b3kz/-/index.html
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
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2144176/Just-spat-working-class-person-Cambridge-University-chat-site-taken-amid-cyber-bullying-accusations.html#ixzz1urOnHaaX
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
http://www.internetevolution.com/author.asp?section_id=699&doc_id=243835&f_src=internetevolution_gnews
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
http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20120512/NEWS01/120512010
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
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Beaveton-Grace-Bible-Church-lawsuit-charles-oneal-julie-anne-smith-151227055.html
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
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/police-call-on-twitter-community-to-help-catch-online-criminals-7737992.html
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
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/05/11/Man-charged-with-filming-roommates/UPI-67621336763508/
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
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-05-11/mumbai/31668511_1_cyberstalking-social-networking-website-police-custody
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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/18030970
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
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2142942/Revenge-theft-victim-spots-bike-Craigslist-steals-back.html#ixzz1urM5LAnO
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
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/when-does-catching-up-become-stalking/2012/05/10/gIQAwRYMIU_story.html
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
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2141869/Lamborghini-driving-playboy-neo-Nazi-fixation-abused-girlfriends-met-Facebook-jailed.html
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
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2012/05/08/19734201.html
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
http://blog.laptopmag.com/how-to-handle-social-media-harassment
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
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2141087/Madeleine-McCann-Last-picture-went-missing-used-sell-Portugal-holidays.html#ixzz1urKjvrR0
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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Monday, May 07, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - May 7, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Jail visitor locked up for exposing himself
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/05/03/Jail-visitor-locked-up-for-exposing-himself/UPI-29501336079040/

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
http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/2475-handle-social-media-harassment.html
Cyber-bullying and online harassment aren't just the domain of high school kids and spurned ex-lovers. It can happen to your company, too. And despite the fact that social media is an integral part of the marketing mix for many companies today, but plenty of business owners still hesitate because of concerns about what could go wrong.

Alleged 'fraudster' accused of duping 75 heartbroken kids into thinking they would be performing at the Olympics - 05/06/12
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alleged-fraudster-accused-of-duping-75-821022
It was the opportunity of a lifetime... to dance in front of a worldwide ­audience of billions at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. But yesterday 75 heartbroken children were trying to come to terms with the realisation that they may have been victims of an alleged elaborate con. The children, aged nine-19, got through gruelling auditions to join what they thought was an official dance troupe for the Games.

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
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2140386/Trial-relatives-forced-year-old-girl-run-died-fall-thanks-Facebook-gossip-case.html#ixzz1uCEqaW42
A flurry of Facebook posts about the Alabama grandmother and stepmother charged with running a 9-year-old girl to death as punishment could potentially put the case in jeopardy. A judge has warned prosecutors and defence attorneys not to discuss the murder case, and so far they have obeyed.

Extra: Victim's family files civil suit - 05/05/12
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7407506n
Sheri Coleman's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Joyce Meyer Ministries, arguing that the deaths of Sheri and her sons could have been prevented if the organization had thoroughly investigated the email threats. Contrary to the claims in the lawsuit, Meyer and her son, Daniel Meyer, have stated that they did not know of the affair before Chris admitted it to authorities. Sheri's cousin, family spokesperson Enrico Mirabelli, explains their side of the case.

Madison man gets 45 days in jail in prosecutor stalking case - 05/04/12
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/madison-man-gets-days-in-jail-in-prosecutor-stalking-case/article_a213f6de-963c-11e1-8a2b-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz1uCGyZAph
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
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2139098/Skype-known-security-hole-lets-users-tracked-city-year-claim-experts.html#ixzz1uCDvHVO0
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
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2139805/Headteacher-Forest-Dean-vows-shop-parents-pupils-web-use-including-social-networking.html#ixzz1uCECLAYQ
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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17936006
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
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2138977/Boyfriend-posted-home-sex-videos-ex-internet-9-month-harassment-campaign-jailed.html
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
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2138938/Hackers-target-Serious-Organised-Crime-Agency-website.html#ixzz1uCDeeM4N
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
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2138791/Texting-tweeting-social-networking-damaging-childrens-ability-communicate-says-Pratchett.html#ixzz1uCDlxx3i
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
http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_20539957/boulder-police-officer-christian-mccracken-will-face-attempted?source=most_emailed
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
http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/unit-5-jicheng-kevin-lui-stolen-packages-cyber-stalking-149570735.html#ixzz1uCFI4luM
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
http://www.cnet.com.au/dont-let-cyberbullies-have-the-last-laugh-339336451.htm
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
http://www.historiccity.com/2012/staugustine/news/florida/judge-denies-bond-in-colee-stalking-case-25800
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
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2012/05/arizonas_online_harassment_bil.php
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.