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True Crime Online Newsletter - October 28, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Tweeting Bra: Sends Tweets Every Time It's Unclasped
A Greek marketing group has created the first "Tweeting Bra" as part of a campaign from Nestle Fitness for October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The social networking bra utilizes a special mechanism hidden under the hook of the bra. When it is unhooked, a signal is sent to a cell phone which in turn notifies a server that generates a tweet.

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(DISCLAIMER: The following news items were found on the web and were not written or endorsed by WHO@; they are for informational purposes only)

Indian girl hanged herself after parents banned her from Facebook, polic…

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True Crime Online Newsletter - October 21, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .French bank apologizes after posting picture of squirrel's testicles

A French bank apologized after posting a photo on Facebook of a squirrel caught hanging upside down by his testicles on a bird feeder.

Caisse d'Epargne shared the photo on Facebook as part of a marketing campaign for a line of insurance. The photo was accompanied by a slogan, "Because accidents don't just happen to others, insurance will also cover you for any temporary injuries." said Friday many of the bank's 24,000 Facebook followers thought the account had been hacked. When the bank realized followers' reaction they apologized and took down the photo.

"We wanted to make use of the social networks but we made a mistake. It was a communication error. We've hurt Facebook followers and poten…

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If you're flying in or out of Portland Maine today, stop by and see me! I'll be signing books from 10 am to 3 pm. And you get a free pair of seaglass earrings with your purchase!

True Crime Online Talk in Tewksbury, Massachusetts Tonight!

Come see me tonight at the Tewksbury Library, 300 Chandler Street in Massachusetts beginning at 7 pm.

True Crime Online Newsletter - October 14, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Honeymooning German bride left behind at gas station

A German man taking a trip with his new bride drove about 125 miles before realizing he had left his wife behind at a gas station.

Eileen Nowak, 33, said she got out of the van to use the restroom at a gas station near Kirchheim while on her honeymoon and her husband drove off without her, believing her to be sleeping in the back, FFH Radio reported Friday.

Novak said her husband drove for about 2 hours, making it 125 miles to Brunswick, before realizing she was not in the van. She said she did not have her phone or any money when she was left behind.

Novak said she was reunited with her husband with the help of police in Kirchheim.

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York Maine Public Library Appearance October 8, 2013

Come by and see me tomorrow night! Cyber Crime & Cyber Bullying Expert Offers Tips for Staying Safer Online Tuesday, October 8 7:00 p.m. York resident J.A. Hitchcock will speak about cyber crime, cyber bullying and staying safer on the Internet. Author of nine books, Hitchcock will speak about her latest book, "True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder and Mayhem". With stories ripped from headlines all over the world, Hitchcock shows the dark side of the Web. York Public Library
15 Long Sands Road
York, ME 03909 Email address:
Phone: 207-363-2818

True Crime Online Newsletter - October 7, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Seized poodles become Facebook stars on Swedish police page

Police in a Swedish town find themselves in the unlikely position of adoption agents for 28 poodles seized from a boarding house in poor conditions.

After posting the need for adoptive homes for the pooches, police in Joenkoeping said their Facebook page has been inundated, with 2,000 people sharing a post about the dogs. The phone has been ringing off the hook at the station, as well, said.

Police said they were called to a boarding house after neighbors complained and found the dogs, many of which were malnourished and suffering from various ailments. The decision was made to take the dogs into police custody.

Since then, officers have stashed them at a kennel where one gave birth to two puppies -- bringing the number from an original 26 dogs t…

True Crime Online - I Need Your Help!

I have a HUGE favor to ask: Can you please buy my newest book or share the link to it on Amazon? Apparently, only 800 copies of True Crime Online have sold so far. I thought it was more. If more don't sell (3,000 are in stock), then there is no chance for a Net Crimes & Misdemeanors 3rd edition. So please, spread the work and buy my book (it's in softcover and ebook editions)