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Friday, August 31, 2012

Something a little different

I know I mainly write about Internet-related things and this is kind of related, but different as well. I joined http://www.bzzagent.com after a friend told me about it. You take some surveys, fill out your profile and soon enough you're asked to join some campaigns. You end up getting great deals on items or freebies to try. The latest I received was a box with COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation and COVERGIRL & Olay Pressed Powder! I've used Covergirl in the past and like their products. Now that I'm older, I decided to give this a whirl and I am very pleased with the results. I hate foundation that feels heavy or greasy and this 2-in-1 foundation was light, covered imperfections on my face well and was not greasy at all. In fact, it feels like there is nothing on my face. The powder is light and keeps the shine down. I am more than pleased with the results and highly recommend both of them - COVERGIRL & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation and COVERGIRL & Olay Pressed Powder. And yes, I am a Bzz Agent.

Monday, August 27, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - August 27, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man following GPS drives car into harbor
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/08/24/Man-following-GPS-drives-car-into-harbor/UPI-39631345828826/

Officials in an Alaskan town said a man unfamiliar with the area drove his car into a harbor on the advice of his GPS unit and survived along with his two dogs.

Dave Schofield, director of the Whittier Department of Public Safety, said the man, moving to Alaska from another state, took a right turn into the town's small boat harbor about 400 feet after driving off a ferry, the Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News reported Friday.

"The GPS apparently misrouted him and he drove down the ramp for launching boats into the water," Schofield said. "He was unfamiliar with the area is the only answer I have for you."

A witness jumped into the water and smashed one of the car's windows, allowing the man and his two dogs to escape, but a cat in a pet carrier did not survive.

Schofield said a towing company pulled the car from the water.

"It was a first for us," Schofield said.
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How many Twitter followers does Lady Gaga REALLY have? British firm promises to root out the 'spambots' that don't exist - 08/27/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193870/Twitter-How-followers-does-Lady-Gaga-REALLY-have.html#ixzz24kmeNVUV
In a world where big numbers mean big business, the size of a celebrity's Twitter following is of great interest to fans and advertisers alike.
But how many of the millions of Twitter users who follow stars such as Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are real?Most people with Twitter accounts will have been bombarded with indecipherable messages apparently sent by 'spambots' who don't exist.

Man held over harassment of Brighton woman on Facebook - 08/27/12
http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2012/08/22/man-held-over-harassment-of-brighton-woman-on-facebook/16935
A man has been arrested on suspicion of harassing a Brighton woman on Facebook.The 32-year-old man from Bournville in Birmingham was arrested yesterday (Tuesday 21 August) by detectives from Brighton and Hove CID and officers from West Midlands Police.He is accused of misusing a computer to harass the woman online and has been bailed until Friday 19 October while Sussex Police detectives continue their investigation.

Web regulation will impact millions of Kiwis - 08/27/12
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/technology/7553111/Web-regulation-will-impact-millions-of-Kiwis
Two weeks ago, the Law Commission delivered its final briefing paper on harmful digital communications - what originating minister Simon Powers described as a way to regulate the wild west of the web. This final paper was fast-tracked by current minister Judith Collins. She gave the commission clear direction to crystallise its advice on the right regulatory regime for the interface between people and the web.

Lifer’s Facebook prison threats - 08/26/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4504849/Lifer-Shane-Boyd-makes-Facebook-prison-threats.html
Shane Boyd, 20 ­ jailed for life after fatally stabbing Conor Black, 16 ­ managed to get on the social site despite a prison ban on internet use. Using a false name, he put up pictures showing him posing topless in his cell and grinning. The page also contained a chilling threat which read: “All them snakes will get what’s coming to them... out next year.” The page was taken down on Friday.

Watch out for the cyber snoopers - 08/26/12
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2012/08/26/watch-out-for-the-cyber-snoopers-facebook-social/
THE law is struggling to keep up with the growth of social media, leaving people wide open to its darker side, says a Coast lawyer.
Every time you log onto Facebook you put yourself at risk of identity theft, cyber-stalking, burglary and personal injury. Documenting your every move on the social networking site may seem harmless, but you can never be sure who is watching.

Cyberbullying by British Tabloid of a Local Woman - 08/26/12
http://wnymedia.net/2012/08/cyberbullying-by-british-tabloid-of-a-local-woman/#ixzz24klXTJD7
Imagine receiving a message or email from a friend that a picture of you not intended for mass consumption has been published on one of the world’s most popular websites. Imagine then that the picture posted of you was being used to mock a physical deformity you have.

Find out who called my child: Cyberstalking, bullying exposed - 08/26/12
http://www.examiner.com/article/find-out-who-called-my-child-cyberstalking-bullying-exposed
In the last few years, you may have heard the words bullying or cyberstalking in the news quite a bit. With more and more people using cell phones and social networking sites online, the problem of children --or others--being harassed, propositioned, humiliated or in some way, bullied, has grown exponentially.

EuroMillions email scam falsely promises a share of couple's £148m winnings in exchange for your bank details - 08/25/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193691/EuroMillions-email-scam-falsely-promises-share-couples-148m-winnings-exchange-bank-details.html#ixzz24kmBDfbn
An email scam is falsely promising people a share of the £148million fortune of EuroMillions winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford.The bogus email says the couple from Haverhill, Suffolk, wish to donate £800,000 to the recipient, even though they have never met, and need their bank details.

Twitter troll’s kid death hoax - 08/25/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4503781/Twitter-trolls-twisted-children-death-hoax.html#ixzz24YPiMURN
AN internet troll was being hunted yesterday after setting up a Twitter account in the name of a man accused of killing six of his kids. The site ­ @TheMickPhilpott ­ uses pictures of the children who died. The hoaxer posing as Philpott also protests his innocence and talks of breaking out of jail.

Google cheat view - 08/25/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4502793/Google-Street-Views-arresting-image-caravan-derbyshire.html
A MAN suspected of nicking a caravan was arrested after the owner’s son spotted him on Google Street View. The £12,000 trailer was stolen from outside the home of David Soanes, 47, and wife Rebecca, 42. It appeared that the crime would go unsolved as cops failed to get any leads. But nine months later their son Reuben, 14, was browsing Street View when he saw a man in the family’s driveway next to a 4x4 vehicle.

US music file-sharer must pay damages - 08/24/12
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19370862
Joel Tenenbaum must pay $675,000 (£426,000) in damages awarded to the major US music labels after his request for a retrial was turned down. Mr Tenenbaum, 25, was found guilty of illegally downloading and distributing 31 songs in 2007. Ajudge in Massachusetts ruled that the damages, set by a jury in 2009, had been fair.

Claire Lynch’ Actress Reportedly Quit TNA Wrestling Due To Online Harassment - 08/24/12
http://www.twnpnews.com/2012/08/claire-lynch-actress-reportedly-quit-tna-wrestling-due-to-online-harassment/
TNA Wrestling concluded the Claire Lynch storyline last night on Impact Wrestling with her legal representative revealing that she never was pregnant and had agreed to blackmail AJ Styles after being approached by Daniels and Kazarian­she drugged Styles and took scandalous photos suggesting he was the father of her fake baby. Lynch did not appear during the segment since she quit the promotion.

Are the Feds Facebook-stalking you? -08/24/12
http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/291426/are-feds-facebook-stalking-you
This may or may not be news to you, but Facebook is recording your location – specifically, wherever you are every time you log in to the service.In fact, this is one of the bits of information the social network maintains in your complete Facebook log. (If you are a resident of the European Union, you can request a copy of that file. If you’re on this side of the pond, you’re out of luck, amigo.)

Scammed Facebook users could lose insurance claims because they post too much information online - 08/24/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2192377/Scammed-Facebook-users-lose-insurance-claims-post-information-online.html#ixzz24kjD7Z3L
Facebook users face losing claims against banks and insurance companies because they are inviting fraudsters to scam them by posting so much personal information online. Anyone burgled after advertising holiday plans on social networks, or scammed after inadvertently leaving clues about their accounts or passwords online, could find they are left completely out of pocket.

Teen assassin stabs girl to death for £16 over Facebook row... but only faces a year in jail due to his age - 08/24/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193113/Teen-assassin-stabs-girl-death-16-Facebook-row--faces-year-jail-age.html#ixzz24kkTk4vE
A teenage assassin who murdered a 15-year-old girl for just £16 over an argument on Facebook could face just one year behind bars. Joyce Winsie Hau was stabbed to death at her home in Rotterdam, Holland by the 15-year-old boy, identified only as ‘Jinhua K’, who was sent to kill her by her best friend and her boyfriend in January.

Man nabbed for Internet threat - 08/23/12
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/256110/man-nabbed-for-internet-threat
The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) yesterday arrested a 37-year-old man who was accused of extorting P15,000 from his ex-girlfriend by threatening to post their intimate photos and videos on line.Ray Anthony Abella Jr. of barangay Lahug, Cebu City, was arrested in an entrapment operation by NBI-7 agents at a fastfood restaurant in barangay Guadalupe.

Targeted by the internet trolls: Mum's heartbreak at sick messages pretending to be from four-year-old boy swept out to sea -08/23/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2191357/Dylan-Cecil-death-Mums-heartbreak-sick-messages-pretending-year-old-boy-swept-sea.html#ixzz24kiCrIdb
The grieving mother of a four-year-old boy who was swept out to sea has hit out at internet trolls who set up a Facebook page containing fake messages from her son. Dylan Cecil’s body has still not been found since he fell from a slipway into treacherous waters during a family visit to the seaside.

'We were conned out of £5,000 by online criminals': Internet shoppers at risk from Chinese gangs targeting bargain hunters - 08/22/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2191649/Internet-shoppers-risk-Chinese-gangs-targeting-bargain-hunters.html#ixzz24kiTKOHf
Internet shoppers are at risk from an explosion in dodgy foreign websites and criminal gangs. The over-50s ­ seen as easy targets by crafty fraudsters ­ are most in danger as more are wooed on to the web by cheap prices. The number of online purchases made by older people has shot up by a quarter since 2010 and accounts for £1 in every £8 spent online, according to over-50s financial firm Saga.

Custer man starts sentence for cyber stalking, theft - 08/22/12
http://www.thenorthernlight.com/news/article.exm/2012-08-22_custer_man_starts_sentence_for_cyber_stalking__theft_
A Custer man is serving 60 days in Whatcom County Jail after pleading guilty to stealing his ex-girlfriend’s purse and sending her numerous threatening text messages.Troy L. Judge, 43, started his jail sentence last week after pleading guilty in June to one count each of third degree theft and cyber stalking. The plea stems from a run-in Judge had with his ex-girlfriend last September outside the Silver Reef Hotel and Casino near Ferndale.

State’s attorney to spread anti-bullying message - 08/22/12
http://www.kcchronicle.com/2012/08/22/states-attorney-to-spread-anti-bullying-message/a3tpffp/
State’s Attorney Joe McMahon wants students to understand, and he hopes the county’s schools take advantage of a program his office has launched. Presented by Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser, the program is called Stop Treating Other People. For example, someone may say “stop treating me as if I’m a punching bag.”

Wheelchair-bound equalities advisor, 58, 'arranged to have sex with a five-year-old and her mother after making contact on nudist website' - 08/21/2
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2191380/Wheelchair-bound-council-worker-court-arranging-abuse-year-old-girl-police-sting-operation.html#ixzz24kihayIL
A wheelchair-bound equalities advisor for Westminster City Council was snared arranging to have sex with a five-year-old girl and her mother, a court heard yesterday. Andrew Holdsworth-Wild, 58, was allegedly caught red-handed at Victoria station in south-west London with a box of Smarties, a colouring book and train tickets to Maidstone, Kent.

USC Server Hacked, Identity Of Around 34,000 Compromised - 08/21/12
http://www2.wspa.com/news/2012/aug/21/usc-server-hacked-identity-around-34000-compromise-ar-4384449/
The University of South Carolina says some people’s personal information may have been exposed during a server attack. University officials have started notifying those who may have been exposed. The school says the College of Education web server was breached and some files on the server had confidential details along with identities and personal information of around 34,000 people.

Monday, August 20, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - August 20, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Parrot flies into police car window
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/08/16/Parrot-flies-into-police-car-window/UPI-13901345137703/
Massachusetts officials said they are trying to find the owner of a parrot that flew into the window of a police cruiser and landed on an officer's shoulder.

Waltham police said the parrot, which had previously been spotted on the loose in the area, flew into the open window of the police cruiser Monday and landed on the shoulder of an officer who closed the windows and called animal control, WBZ-TV, Boston, reported Thursday.

Authorities are hoping to reunite the bird with its owner.

"We haven't found the correct owner, but a lot of people have asked about it," animal control officer Deanna Gualtieri told The Boston Globe.

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Travel firm employee arrested following harassment claims - 08/20/12
http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2002727&c=setreg®ion=2
Police investigating an allegation of harassment have arrested an employee of travel company Mantrav International. The man was later released on police bail. A spokesman for Metropolitan police said: "On 31st March an allegation of harassment was received from a 30-year-old man. The decision was subsequently taken to launch an investigation and on 17th July a 72-year-old man was arrested

VPPD tackles cyberstalking with arrests VPPD tackles cyberstalking with arrests - 08/20/12
http://www.villeplattetoday.com/view/full_story/19865968/article-VPPD-tackles-cyberstalking-with-arrests?instance=home_news_lead
Chief Neal Lartigue with the Ville Platte Police Department reported multiple arrests for narcotics and cyber stalking. Lartigue would like citizens to understand that cyber stalking is becoming more prevalent in this community and it’s a charge that the department is taking seriously.

FBI investigates email threat against Bob Kerrey - 08/20/12
http://www.kotanow.com/story/19315639/fbi-investigates-email-threat-against-bob-kerrey
The FBI is investigating an Omaha man accused of threatening a U.S. Senate candidate in an email. 68-year-old Laurence McCabe sent an email to "End the Gridlock" political action committee that has been running an attack ad on Republican candidate Deb Fischer.

George and Kate Hadgelias hounded by stalker for 15 years - 08/19/12
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/net-troll-takes-toll-on-abused-couple/story-fndo45r1-1226453266508
A QUEENSLAND family that was stalked, threatened and abused by a complete stranger over a 15-year period has spoken for the first time about their nightmarish ordeal. Prominent Brisbane real estate agent George Hadgelias and his wife Kate have broken their silence in frustration at the difficulty of removing cruel slurs online - which means their torment continues despite the perpetrator being convicted.

'Thoroughly dishonest' RAF serviceman stole £15,000 of life-saving military equipment and sold it on eBay - 08/18/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2189856/William-Donaldson-RAF-serviceman-stole-15-000-life-saving-military-equipment-sold-eBay.html#ixzz245oORgqd
Royal Air Force serviceman who stole life-saving military equipment before selling it on internet auction site eBay has been jailed. Warrant Officer William Donaldson took more than £15,000 pounds worth of tourniquets - most often used to reduce blood loss of soldiers involved in bomb blasts - from stores at the base where he served.

Insulting online 'burn books' sparking controversy - 08/17/12
http://tribune-democrat.com/latestnews/x257409297/Insulting-online-burn-books-sparking-controversy
You have a big nose. Your butt is huge. You're ugly. You smell. These insults ­ and much worse ­ are popping up on the Internet in "burn book" accounts that are specific to area schools and to particular students there. The burn books are creating a stir in local communities and across the country.

Jury awards $4.5 million to gay former U-M student body president - 08/17/12
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120817/METRO/208170378#ixzz245ovj5QO
A federal court jury Thursday awarded $4.5million to an openly gay former University of Michigan student body president who accused a former state attorney of stalking and defaming him. The civil case involved Andrew Shirvell, the former assistant attorney general fired in 2010 after he stirred a national controversy with his campaign against Christopher Armstrong, at the time U-M's student body president.

Hustler shouldn't have used wet T-shirt contest photos of TV newswoman Catherine Bosley, court says - 08/16/12
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/08/news_anchor_catherine_bosley_w.html
Local news anchor Catherine Bosley triumphed this week over Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt in the latest round of a years-long battle over a revealing photo of her his publication ran without permission.
Model sues after pic used for escort site - 08/16/12
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/08/16/Model-sues-after-pic-used-for-escort-site/UPI-63081345136361/
A New York model filed a lawsuit after a picture she took for a car ad was used by a Web site that implied she was a Swedish escort. David Jaroslawicz, a lawyer for Caroline Giles, 30, said his client is suing Volvo, Hertz and the Ford Models agency after a picture taken of her for a Volvo S40 promotion was used for Hertz advertisements in Argentina and a Swedish Web site that offers users the chance to "spend the night with a Swedish model of your choice," the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

Stalker stood in front of me and lifted his shirt...to show me a tattoo of my name on his chest - 08/16/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/4489465/Stalker-stood-in-front-of-me-and-lifted-his-shirtto-show-me-a-tattoo-of-my-name-on-his-chest.html#ixzz24612sOQj
WHEN Chloe Hopkins’ stalker walked calmly into their local pub, she ducked her head and took a wary sip from her drink. As bold as brass, the man who had made Chloe’s life a misery then ambled over to her group of friends and slowly lifted up his shirt. What the beauty queen saw emblazoned on his flabby torso stirred up a feeling of panic, the like of which she had never felt before ­ it was a tattoo of her name.

The bigamist husband who was trapped by Facebook: Wife uncovered photos online of husband marrying another woman - 08/16/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2188933/The-bigamist-husband-trapped-Facebook-Wife-uncovered-photos-online-husband-marrying-woman.html#ixzz245lmhEnj
When Lisa Curran found a picture on Facebook of her husband of 25 years getting married to another woman, she was naturally shocked and appalled. But former police officer Martin Curran, 52, allayed her fears by saying the image was a fake posted by a former girlfriend who had been stalking him.

California arson suspect's lawyer says email threat was grief therapy - 08/15/12
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-crime-professorbre87e1ap-20120815,0,3775851.story
A California professor accused of setting a string of fires following his son's suicide pleaded not guilty to arson on Wednesday, and his lawyer said a rambling, violent email threat to carry out a shooting rampage was a form of self-therapy.

Saudi Arabia tries to ban 'offensive' internet domains with words like 'gay', 'sucks', 'wtf'… and 'catholic' - 08/15/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2188715/Saudi-Arabia-tries-ban-offensive-internet-domains-words-like-gay-sucks-wtf--catholic.html#ixzz245mhEjix
Saudi Arabia has tried to block a series of requests for new web addresses ending with words like 'gay', 'sucks' and 'catholic'. In a letter sent to ICANN, the body in charge of web addresses, the kingdom claimed some of the suffixes were 'offensive'. ICANN plans to allow hundreds of new 'top-level domains', the first of which will go live next year, to supplement .com, .co.uk and other existing addresses.

Student asking Yahoo Answers to summarise book he hasn't read for homework gets a response… from the author - 08/15/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2188619/Student-reprimanded-DC-Pierson-finishing-The-Boy-Who-Couldnt-Sleep-Never-Had-To.html#ixzz245n23Brv
A stressed-out student trying to make his life easier tried a cheeky way to skip the last few chapters of a novel set as homework - only for it to sensationally backfire. The student took to Yahoo! Answers earlier this week, asking for a book summary of The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To, by D.C. Pierson, admitting he had not finished the book. By the following day, however, the student was rumbled - not by an angry teacher or disappointed parent, but by the novel's author... who was not impressed.

Burglar nabbed after turning on Steve Jobs' stolen Macs - 08/15/12
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57493512-37/police-burglar-nabbed-after-turning-on-steve-jobs-stolen-macs/
Whoever broke into the home of the late Steve Jobs is probably now wishing that a different house had been the target. The Palo Alto, Calif., home was robbed on July 17 of more than $60,000 in computers and other items, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. Kariem McFarlin, a 35-year-old man, was arrested and charged with the crime.

Banksy’s stolen art of sperm on eBay - 08/14/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4486005/Banksys-stolen-17k-art-of-swimming-sperm-spotted-on-eBay-a-court-hears.html
A BANKSY artwork was ripped from a hotel wall and put up for sale on eBay for £17,000, a court heard yesterday. The piece ­ called Sperm Alarm ­ shows 15 sperm swimming around a red sprinkler alarm. Millionaire graffiti artist Banksy had painted it on a panel at the four-star Hesperica Hotel in Victoria, central London.

Custer man, 42, serving 60-day sentence for cyber stalking ex-girlfriend - 08/14/12
http://blogs.bellinghamherald.com/dispatcher/police/custer-man-42-serving-60-day-sentence-for-cyber-stalking-ex-girlfriend/#storylink=cpy
A Custer man started serving a 60-day jail sentence Tuesday, Aug. 14, for stealing his ex-girlfriend’s purse and telling her, over text message, to “please” kill herself. Troy Lane Judge, 42, was convicted of cyber stalking and third-degree theft in June. The defendant confronted his 43-year-old ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of the Silver Reef Casino on a night in September 2011, about 10 months after they broke up. He yelled expletives at her, according to charging documents.

Man guilty of cyberstalking Louisiana woman - 08/14/12
http://www.ktbs.com/news/Man-guilty-of-cyberstalking-Louisiana-woman/-/144844/16102576/-/h5a8v3/-/index.html
A Maine man accused of using the Internet to stalk his ex-girlfriend in Louisiana and to steal her identity has pleaded guilty to cyberstalking. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Shawn Sayer continued to stalk his ex-girlfriend even after she changed her name and moved from Maine to Louisiana.

Somali pirate negotiator jailed for life by US court - 08/14/12
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/14/somali-pirate-negotiator-jailed-life
A Somali man who acted as a ransom negotiator for pirates who seized a yacht last year and killed four American hostages has been given 12 life sentences by a US federal judge. Mohammad Shibin was convicted in April on 15 charges including piracy, hostage taking, kidnapping and conspiracy. He was paid $30,000-$50,000 (£19,000-£32,000) in cash for his negotiating services, according to a federal indictment.

Internet pirate who earned £60,000 a month from download site jailed for four years - 08/14/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2188262/Surfthechannel-com-Internet-pirate-earned-60-000-month-download-site-jailed-4-years.html#ixzz245kUW8gu
An internet pirate who banked up to £60,000 a month from a site which shared links to downloadable TV shows and films was jailed for four years today. Anton Vickerman's surfthechannel.com website attracted 400,000 visitors a day at its peak and was close to the top 500 most popular websites.

Vernal man charged with 71 counts of sexual exploitation - 08/14/12
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54695952-78/sexual-nude-according-images.html.csp
Police allege a 23-year-old Vernal man took dozens of nude photographs and sexual videos of teenage girls he dated in 2007 and 2008.
The man was charged with 71 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, in 8th District Court on Tuesday.

Bogus Twitter account falsely reports Margaret Thatcher dead? - 08/14/12
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-08-14/news/33204050_1_twitter-users-internet-death-hoax-sky-news
The Iron Lady has fallen victim to yet another internet death hoax. A Twitter account dubbed @OfficialSkyNews falsely tweeted Tuesday that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died, setting the micro-blogging site ablaze with momentary confusion as users waited for verification of the news.

Monday, August 06, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - August 6, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Internet appeal for implants pays off
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/08/04/Internet-appeal-for-implants-pays-off/UPI-90591344098941/
A Florida plastic surgeon said he recently helped out an Ohio bartender who had taken to Internet panhandling to raise money for breast implants.

Dr. Michael Salzhauer rode to the rescue of Krissy Lane, whose yearning for a better profile led her to post a now-viral video featuring her posing in a bikini with a sign reading, "Not Homeless: Need Boobs."

"I think it was her unique approach, being honest that this is what she wants," Salzhauer told WSVN-TV, Miami.

Salzhauer performed the $6,500 procedure Friday, ratcheting the 37-year-old Lane up from an A cup to a C. There were no complications and Lane said she was looking forward to a new life.

"I know it'll make me feel better," she told a television reporter prior to the surgery. "I'll feel more confident."

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Teen endures attempted rape, then cyberbullying - 08/06/12
http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sdcounty/court-teen-endures-attempted-rape-then-cyberbullying/article_00742031-5e49-590f-bab6-02c15c8811e2.html
A North County teen says a single attack left her victimized twice. First was the attempted rape, during which she awoke to find a man in her bed. Then came the cyberbullying by friends of the attacker. They posted comments on social media sites such as Twitter blaming her for the trouble their friend faced. They called her a liar and worse.

Bikini model 'terrified' of drugs gang that used her as honeytrap to con science professor into smuggling drugs 08/05/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2183861/Denise-Milani-Bikini-model-terrified-drugs-gang-used-honeytrap-science-professor.html#ixzz22mK2NWLV
The bikini model at the centre of a drug-smuggling saga involving a British professor has spoken of her terror at being unwittingly dragged into the world of criminal gangs. Denise Milani learnt last week she had been the ‘honeytrap’ used to lure physicist Paul Frampton into carrying a suitcase of cocaine into Argentina.

Woman spots her child for sale on Internet - 08/04/12
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/08/04/Woman-spots-her-child-for-sale-on-Internet/UPI-16541344097041/#ixzz22mXdketL
A Canadian woman called police when she found an online ad offering her baby for sale based on photos she'd posted on Facebook. The unidentified woman in the central British Columbia town of Fort St. John called the Royal Canadian Mounted Police when she spotted the ad in an online buy-and-sell site, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

Community Members Say Butler County Suicide was Cyberbullying - 08/03/12
http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/Community-Members-Say-Butler-County-Suicide-was-Cyber--164953246.html?ref=246
A Butler County teen is dead after taking her own life yesterday. Family friends told us seventeen-year-old Jaclyn Daugherty was not the type of person to take her own life. Her family did not want to go on camera, but we were able to speak with one family member that told us she was a cheerleader and had a lot of friends. We spoke to one woman who is a friend of Jaclyn's grandfather that told me cyber-bullying is to blame.

Cyberbullying by teens not that common, research shows - 08/03/12
http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20120805/LIFESTYLE/120803011
Cyberbullying is getting a lot of attention these days, but new research presented here Thursday suggests that teens spreading false, embarrassing or hostile information online about a peer isn't really as prevalent as all the attention might suggest.

Psychology of Internet Trolls: Researchers Explain Rise of Cyberbullying and Why People Seem Angrier on the Internet - 08/03/12
http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20120803/11293/internet-trolls-cyberbullying-anger.htm#F5rFotE6Kh33SD0J.99
When the internet saw its rise in prominence, many worried that people would retreat to their own corners, surrounded by people who believed exactly the way that they did. To a large extent, that has happened, as evidenced by Fox Nation and Daily Kos. But the internet also gave rise to the "troll," so-called for internet users who spout views contrary to the site's readers. And with that has come cyber-bullying.

Microsoft Improving Xbox Live Anti-Harassment Tools - 08/03/12
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2012/08/03/microsoft-improving-xbox-live-anti-harassment-tools
Microsoft is "working toward improvements" to community moderation on Xbox Live, according to a report on Polygon. The company is working towards more robust automated moderation tools, including algorithms that can reportedly detect repeat offenders and mute them automatically.

The island B&B taking on might of TripAdvisor over 'malicious' online reviews - 08/03/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2183080/The-island-B-B-taking-TripAdvisor-malicious-online-reviews.html#ixzz22mIqakPO
For millions of holidaymakers, it is an online bible that helps them to pick the best hotels – and avoid the worst. But one Hebridean guest house owner claims some of the candid hotel and restaurant reviews posted by users around the world on Trip-Advisor have harmed his business.

Hairy argument brings about questions of online harassment, free speech - 08/02/12
http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/investigations/Hairy-argument-brings-about-question-about-online-harassment-free-speech-164782936.html
A teen girl is upset after what she said is a bad dye job given to her at a local salon two weeks ago. Since then, she's been taking her frustration to Facebook. Now, the hairdresser said she feels bullied and wonders if the law can protect her.

Cyber attacks are more harmful - 08/02/12
http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2012/08/02/cyber-attacks-are-more-harmful-john-dalgleish/
CYBERBULLYING can have greater-reaching and longer-lasting impacts than face-to-face harassment. That's the call from Kids Helpline strategy and research manager John Dalgleish. Yesterday's Bulletin revealed Rockhampton State High School would trial a program to introduce Stop Harassing Me Postcards.

Ex-Google boss uses Chinese Twitter to leak home address and phone number of U.S. coach to 15m followers after he doubted Olympic swimming star Ye Shiwen - 08/02/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2182891/Ye-Shiwen-Ex-Google-boss-Kaifu-Lee-posts-personal-info-coach-John-Leonard-Weibo.html#ixzz22mJKjeHk
The Olympic row between the U.S. and China rolled on today as the personal details of the American swimming coach who questioned the gold-medal success of Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen were shared with 15 million bloggers. The home and work addresses, phone numbers and email of John Leonard were posted to Sina Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like site.

United States: Cyberstalkers Beware: You’re Not Anonymous - 08/02/12
http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/189202/IT+internet/Cyberstalkers+Beware+Youre+Not+Anonymous
A quick google search will reveal thousands of hundreds of thousands of hits for the term cyberstalking. Indeed, as of today, there are over 900,000 posts where the word is used. Perhaps not surprisingly, many of the listings involve teen cyberbullying and child protection issues. There are also large numbers of celebrities who are cyberstalked or otherwise harassed.

Sex attacker tracked woman down on Facebook then drugged her before handcuffing and raping her - 08/02/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2182724/Sex-attacker-tracked-woman-Facebook-drugged-handcuffing-raping-her.html#ixzz22mJUoTjF
A rapist lured a woman to his house using a fake Facebook profile, before drugging, handcuffing and attacking her. Isle of Wight Crown court heard vile Anton Barnes, 22, met his victim years earlier and fantasised about having a sexual relationship with her.

Facebook stalker 'sorry' for distributing sex video - 08/02/12
http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/newshome/14442525/facebook-stalker-sorry-for-distributing-sex-video/
A 44-year-old man has been sentenced to one year's jail for a stalking a woman on Facebook and the internet. Karl Le pleaded guilty to one count of stalking his former lover, a British university student, after their affair fell apart. After bombarding her with text messages and emails, Le posted a video of the girl performing a sexual act on a website which he set up in her name.

Olympic reporter Helen Skelton forced to quit Twitter following online abuse - 08/02/12
http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/907176-olympic-reporter-helen-skelton-forced-to-quit-twitter-following-online-abuse#ixzz22mVEQ2VY
The Blue Peter presenter - who has kayaked the length of the Amazon and cycled to the South Pole for Sport Relief - made the decision to shut down her account saying she cannot cope with negative comments. Before deactivating her profile last night, the 29-year-old tweeted: 'Turns out I don't have very thick skin after all so I am closing my twitter account. Enjoy the games. Signing off, skelts x'

Online stalking: 88 per cent of jilted lovers admit to spying on exes - 08/02/12
http://www.healthzone.ca/health/article/1234906--online-stalking-88-per-cent-of-jilted-lovers-admit-to-spying-on-exes
It’s way more than complicated. A University of Western Ontario masters’ thesis has found a full 88 per cent of people after a breakup stalk their exes on Facebook.

Teen arrested for critical Olympic tweet - 08/01/12
http://news.techeye.net/mobile/teen-arrested-for-critical-olympic-tweet
A 17 year old boy has been arrested after he Tweeted some abuse to a British athlete for failing to pick up a medal. According to the Guardian, a 17-year-old boy was arrested and bailed after Team GB diver Tom Daley retweeted his message telling him he had let down his dead father.

Married churchgoing mother, 50, sacked after being wrongly accused of watching hardcore porn at work wins £20,000 payout - 08/01/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2182006/Married-churchgoing-mother-50-sacked-wrongly-accused-watching-hardcore-porn-work-wins-20-000-payout.html#ixzz22mIE71rf
A churchgoing mother has won a £20,000 unfair dismissal case after she was wrongfully accused of viewing hardcore porn at work. Elaine Buckley, 50, has been married for almost 30 years and regularly fundraises in her local community. But in 2010 the finance manager was called into her boss’s office to explain why she had been looking at porn sites during working hours.

Online threat about Batman movie traced to Waunakee home - 07/31/12
http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/nwthreat-em6afak-164409596.html
A comment posted on ESPN's website a week ago that threatened to shoot people at a screening of a Batman movie has been traced to a home in Waunakee, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. The newspaper learned of the threat from a search warrant filed in Dane County Circuit Court.

Phony Marine Guilty of Cyberstalking, Threatening - 07/31/12
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/07/31/phony-marine-guilty-of-cyberstalking-threatening.html?comp=700001075741&rank=4
A North Carolina man pleaded guilty this week to posing as a Marine and threatening women on online dating sites. James M. Johnson, 29, of Roxboro, N.C., pleaded guilty at U.S. District Court in Alexandria Monday to cyberstalking and making interstate threats, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office.

Online hotel deals broke law, says OFT - 07/31/12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19060712
Two online travel agents and a hotel group could be limiting price competition on hotel room sales, early results of an investigation have found. Booking.com and Expedia entered into separate agreements with Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), the Office of Fair Trading said.

'Burned on the Internet'; kids turn to social media to bully classmates - 07/31/12
http://www.ledgernews.com/news/1337-august-1-2012/5387-burned-on-the-internet-kids-turn-to-social-media-to-bully-classmates
In previous generations, a bully typically tormented its prey within the school halls or on playgrounds. These days, students are turning to online social media sites to bully their peers – a transition that has allowed words to be harsher as teens hide behind fictitious handles.

Bizarre email scam involves horse, lard and sex toy death - 07/31/12
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cwaucwojmhmh/rss2/
A bizarre assassination threat involving a horse, lard, and a sex toy is the latest email scam. Spammers are always looking for new ways to get victims to respond to them and part with their money. Most of us have been notified we have won the lottery or that an African dictator’s assistant wants to transfer millions to our account. Now an email from a supposed hitman threatens to arrange a strange sex-related death with a horse called Henry unless he is contacted.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Tinfoil hat alert!

Watch the latest Internet Crime Report, just in time for the full moon! Flying Sharks, Penises Lost and Found, Post-Batman Massacre…