Showing posts from February, 2015

True Crime Online Newsletter - February 23, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .College dean gets box of fake IDs meant for student named Dean
Four Radnor Township college students who ordered fake IDs from China made a cringe-worthy blunder. Police said an 18-year-old college student named Dean ordered a box of fake IDs and had them shipped to his campus address. What the student probably didn't think about was he shared the same name with a dean at his school. The package was delivered to the administrator, who open the box and found eight realistic-looking IDs, one complete with the student's real name. "You can't make this up," Radnor Police Superintendent William Colarulo told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Police linked the fake IDs to four 18-year-old men, but would not identify the men or the college. Local schools include Villanova University, Cabrini College, Eastern…

I won an award!

Jayne here - I've been dying to let you all know about this, but couldn't announce it until today. Here it is - the award I received this morning! One of the earliest advocates protecting cyberstalking and cyberbullying victims, Jayne A. Hitchcock received the 2015 M3AAWG Mary Litynski Award today for her efforts in assisting targeted individuals, training law enforcement, supporting antiharassment legislation and teaching teenagers how to protect themselves from potential threats. The lifetime achievement award for her work as co-founder of Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHO@) and in aiding thousands of online victims was presented today by the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group at the M3AAWG 33rd General Meeting in San Francisco. Hitchcock became an anti-abuse advocate in 1996 when a scammer targeted her with threatening emails and posted defaming messages in her name after she exposed a fraudulent publishing scheme on a Usenet message board. When t…

True Crime Online Newsletter - February 9, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Tinder-style dating app pairs marijuana users
A new mobile app allowing marijuana users to meet potential mates and network about the best places to score the drug is coming to Apple devices. Named "High There," the Tinder-style app was created by CEO Todd Mitchem after one of his dinner dates quickly ended when he revealed his marijuana use. "We wanted to build a cool piece of technology that solved the problem of where do million and millions of cannabis consumers go to meet people, connect with people and build relationships," Mitchem told Mashable. The app is based in Denver, Colo., where recreational marijuana use was made legal in 2012. High There is only available in the 23 states that have legalized medical marijuana, Mitchem said. Aside from pairing weed-smokers, the app allows users to discern prefe…

True Crime Online Newsletter - February 2, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Farmer uses feed truck, camera drone to create 'Cow Art'
A Kansas cattle rancher posted a YouTube video showing how he used a camera drone, a feed truck and a herd of cattle to create a "cow art" smiley face. Derek Klingenberg, who previously made waves with a video of him using a trombone to serenade his cows with a rendition of Lorde's "Royals," used his feed truck to move the cows around a field until they formed the shape of a smiley face, a feat that took several minutes. Klingenberg had to double back at one point when the cows forming one of the eyes finished their snack and started to disperse.

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