Showing posts from July, 2014

Why Does Facebook Suck So Much?

Interesting blog at Things That Stick In My Craw

Cyber Crime Show looking for Georgia victims


True Crime Online Newsletter - July 28, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Girl's Samsung Galaxy S4 cellphone catches fire under her pillow
A Texas teen was woken up by her cellphone in the middle of the night and it wasn't because she had set the alarm to go off by mistake. Ariel Tolfree had a rude awakening after she placed her Samsung Galaxy S4 under her pillow before going to sleep. The 13-year-old's "high-tech" phone caught fire and it was burnt to the point where it is barely recognizable. Things could have been worse if she hadn't smelled the phone burning. "I didn't think much of it, so I went back to sleep, and then I woke up again and it was more prominent," Tolfree told KDFW. The fire, which may have been caused by a replacement battery, singed Tolfree's bedding and mattress, as well as her pillow. "The whole phone melted,"…

How to handle email harassment article

This is an excellent article that mentions my organization, Working to Halt Online Abuse and a victim we helped:

True Crime Online Newsletter - July 21, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Eat your face: Selfie-toasters from the Vermont Novelty Toaster Corporation are real
"If you were a hot dog, would you eat yourself? I know I would! I'd cover myself in brown mustard and relish. I'd be delicious," – Will Ferrell as Cubs announcer Harry Caray. Ferrell/Caray's dream is now a reality thanks to Vermont Novelty Toaster Corporation, except people will have to settle for toast instead of hot dogs. The company has a new line of toasters that allow customers to take a selfie and then have that image burned onto a piece of toast, providing it's not too complicated. "You don't have to be famous or Jesus to have your face on toast!" the company says on its site. "Give us a hi rez photo of a face or pet and let our toast engineers create fun break…

True Crime Online Newsletter - July 7, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .New Jersey woman lives life with a Bradley Cooper cardboard cutout as her companion
A New Jersey woman who met actor Bradley Cooper while they were in a play together at Villanova University has started living her life with a cardboard cutout of the popular Hollywood star. Danielle Davies launched a website called "My Life With Bradley Cooper" and also has an accompanying Instagram account. Why? "Because, friends, this is America. So why not?" the 39-year-old wrote on her site. "The fact is, while most of us don't actually live our lives with movie stars, many of us wish we did. If I want a life with Bradley Cooper, well, then...I'll just make one up." Davies is married to "possibly the most patient husband in the world" and also has a son and daug…

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