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Monday, June 10, 2013

True Crime Online Newsletter - June 10, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .BeautifulPeople.com allows job targeting to those deemed attractive
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/06/07/BeautifulPeoplecom-allows-job-targeting-to-those-deemed-attractive/UPI-43971370627414/#ixzz2VpM4AQzY
BeautifulPeople.com, a website based in Denmark that rejects users deemed "ugly," has begun allowing companies to use the site for recruiting job candidates.

Miki Haines, head of publicity for the social media site, said the 10-year-old website, which boasts 750,000 members, has previously partnered with casting directors, agents and other entertainment companies to send out notifications about auditions and reality show opportunities, ABC News reported Friday.

"We've been doing that via email for quite some time and getting quite good responses," she said. "We thought, 'Why not make this more official as a resource for more companies?'"

Haines said the recruitment wing of the website -- which is headquartered in Denmark and has offices in New York -- had about 80 job listings, mostly in sales, within 48 hours of its start Monday.

"The site is very much growing in the direction our community guides us to," Haines said. "We didn't know [that in] 10 years we were going to offer career opportunities. It's gone that way because the economy is doing better."

Haines said members can sign up for the website and reply to job listings for free. However, it costs $14 per month for a six-month subscription to the service that allows them to email other members.

BeautifulPeople.com has previously raised controversy for its model of allowing current members to vote on admission of potential new members based on looks.

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Don't tell cyberbullying victims to log out - ask if they need help - 06/10/13
http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/opinion/8777146/Don-t-tell-cyberbullying-victims-to-log-out-ask-if-they-need-help
I'm absolutely awed by the amount of positive feedback I have received about my last column on what it's like to be cyber-bullied. In saying that, I have also received many questions. There was one in particular that I have been asked by many, both my peers and adults; Why not just go offline? Turn off your computer, turn off your Facebook, go outside and forget about it.

Former Eveleth woman's online friend turns out to be her ex, now charged with stalking - 06/08/13
http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/content/former-eveleth-womans-online-friend-turns-out-be-her-ex-now-charged-stalking-0
For nearly a year after her divorce, a former Eveleth woman opened up to a man she dated online, sharing intimate details of her personal life and struggles with her ex-husband. Then, prosecutors say, she got a surprise. Her ex-husband was the man on the other end of the computer. Brian Matthew Cornelius, a 36-year-old Sturgeon Lake man, created an elaborate online persona under an assumed name and with borrowed photographs to strike up a digital relationship with his former wife who now lives in West St. Paul, according to charges filed Tuesday in Dakota County District Court.

Misbehaving pupils face internet ban - 06/08/13
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8772778/Misbehaving-pupils-face-internet-ban
Palmerston North Girls' High School students are being asked to commit to new online behaviour guidelines as schools around Manawatu step up efforts to crack down on cyber bullying. The school is encouraging its pupils to be "good digital citizens" by outlining its expectations for online etiquette in the form of a contract. If they break the contract the girls will be stripped of internet privileges at school.

At Work: Cyberbullies graduate to workplace - 06/08/13
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/kay/2013/06/08/at-work-office-cyberbullies/2398671/
Cyberbullying is not a problem just at schools and among young people. It's a growing conundrum with grown-ups at work. f you've ever received a hostile e-mail from someone at work or had nasty things written about you, your work or business online, you know what it's like to be cyberbullied.

Accused con man met women on dating site - 06/07/13
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/06/07/Police-Accused-con-man-met-women-on-dating-site/UPI-88691370642738/#ixzz2VpLf82xY
Police in Florida said a man accused of bilking women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars with a phony business used a dating website to find his victims. Osceola County investigators said Scott Campbell allegedly convinced women he met on dating websites to give him a total exceeding hundreds of thousands of dollars by convincing them to invest in his phony music business, "Bank Deposits Only Records," WESH, Orlando, reported Friday.

Cyberbullying shatters lives - 06/07/13
http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20130608/OPINION01/306080013
We knew, even as children, that the old “sticks and stones may break my bones” wisdom was bogus. Words do hurt. They can sear a psyche with a force that leaves damaging and lasting scars. And today’s whispering campaigns are magnified when perpetuated by social media, a cyber torture that the world can see.

Popular suburban hockey coach sued over cyber bullying - 06/07/13
http://wgntv.com/2013/06/06/popular-suburban-hockey-coach-sued-over-cyber-bullying/#ixzz2VpK7byix
A beloved hockey coach, nine-time state champ and member of the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame is accused of sinking so low as to attack another man’s children online. A civil lawsuit filed in May alleges New Trier Hockey Club coach Bob Melton anonymously posted vicious attacks on a hockey website against Wilmette Hockey Association President Chuck Smith and his family.

Salesman Claims Employer Harassed Him Over Playgirl 'Lumberjack' Photos - 06/07/13
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/06/07/playgirl-lumberjack-daniel-sawka-harassment/
Unless you're pursuing a career in, say, reality television, posing naked probably is unwise. The Internet is filled with stories of women fired after decades-old sexy photos of them surfaced. Now, it seems that men who pose naked and want regular jobs also face risks.

Woman, 31, falsely claimed two strangers broke into her house and raped her by selecting their profiles from Facebook - 06/07/13
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337297/Woman-31-falsely-claimed-strangers-broke-house-raped-selecting-profiles-Facebook.html#ixzz2VpCbThIf
A woman who falsely accused two strangers of raping her in a bid to win back her boyfriend has escaped jail. In an attempt to garner sympathy from her partner, Linsey Attridge, 31, claimed the two men broke into her house in Aberdeen and attacked her.

Local couple wins cyberstalking case - 06/06/13
http://suwanneedemocrat.com/jasper/x765613453/Local-couple-wins-cyberstalking-case
Hamilton County Judge Sonny Scaff ruled in favor of Tom and Madeline Moore of White Springs and placed an injunction against Joe E. Griffin, also of White Springs, ordering him to cease and desist posting defamatory comments about the Moores and to remove any such defamatory comments from his blogging website.

Taco Bell workers fired over shell-licking picture - 06/06/13
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/06/06/Taco-Bell-workers-fired-over-shell-licking-picture/UPI-87781370549931/
Taco Bell's corporate office in California said the employee seen licking a stack of taco shells in an online photo has been fired. The company announced on its website the employee pictured licking a stack of taco shells and another employee who snapped the photo, which spread quickly online, were fired from their fast food restaurant, CNBC reported Thursday.

Toronto police investigating threats made against Doug Ford’s family - 06/06/13
http://www.680news.com/2013/06/06/toronto-police-investigating-threat-made-against-doug-fords-family/
Toronto police are investigating e-mail threats made against Coun. Doug Ford’s family, including his daughter. Mayor Rob Ford said he could not say much about the incident.

Damning email omitted from Vito Lopez sexual harassment report suggests Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had inappropriate relationship with top aide - 06/05/13
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/damning-email-suggests-silver-aide-inappropriate-relationship-article-1.1363381#ixzz2VpHchjYi
The state ethics committee that investigated sexual harassment allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez mysteriously omitted from its final report a document that is highly embarrassing to embattled Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the Daily News has learned. The document ­ a Feb. 14, 2012, email sent to Assembly lawyers from an attorney representing two Lopez staffers who accused Lopez of groping them ­ suggests Silver had an inappropriate relationship with a top aide.

Minn. cheerleader accused of prostituting girl - 06/04/13
http://www.wtop.com/209/3347385/High-school-cheerleader-accused-of-prostituting-girl
A suburban Minneapolis high school cheerleader is accused of prostituting a younger student by creating an online ad and taking her to see potential customers, pocketing $60 in one case.

Atomic Kitten star Liz McClarnon terrorised by cyber stalker - 06/04/13
http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/Atomic-Kitten-star-Liz-McClarnon-terrorised-cyber/story-19180220-detail/story.html#ixzz2VpGS6Lk3
Liz McClarnon is bubbling over with enthusiasm about plans to open a restaurant as well as continuing her singing career. She is relishing the success of the Atomic Kitten reunion – she and bandmates Kerry Katona and Natasha Hamilton appeared on ITV's The Big Reunion – and thanks to her win on Celebrity MasterChef in 2008, she now has a passion for food as well as music.

Delhi woman arrested on cyberbullying charges - 06/04/13
http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20130604/NEWS01/306040047/
After reviewing hundreds of pages of posts released by Facebook, Richland Parish sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 20-year-old female who they believe is responsible for a venom- and profanity-filled Facebook page aimed at many area young people. Oracle Lynn Parra of Delhi was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of cyberbullying in connection with a series of Facebook pages containing variations on the name “real blaster.”

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