January 8, 2003 Coach arrested in sting An assistant volleyball coach at Air Academy High School was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly used the Internet to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old boy at a local hotel. Troy Lee Stetler, 31, allegedly had unwittingly contacted an undercover officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department's crimes against children unit. He was arrested on suspicion of enticement of a child and attempted sexual assault on a child when he arrived at the hotel at 4 p.m. Tuesday, police said. http://www.gazette.com/display.php?id=151403 - - - - - - - - Two Charged in Sex Abuse An East Northport man was arrested and charged with sodomizing a young boy after drugging him with sleeping medication, Suffolk police said. James Teal also plotted with another man to lure a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl to New York to be used as a sex slave, police said. The investigation of the men began two days after Christmas, when police were told about sexually explicit photographs of the boy on Teal's computer. http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-liabus0108,0,7819632.story - - - - - - - - Teacher accused of distributing child porn A Woodridge man who was a substitute teacher at suburban schools was arrested and charged Tuesday with distributing child pornography, authorities said. Stephen G. Haddad, 48, of 2522 Woodlyn Drive, was taken into custody by the FBI at his home. Haddad was charged with the one-count felony in U.S. District Court in Chicago after he was accused of distributing images of children over the Internet to an undercover FBI agent he thought was a 14-year-old girl, the FBI said. http://www.dailyherald.com/dupage/main_story.asp?intID=3762953 - - - - - - - - 2 Iowa City men accused of viewing child porn Two Iowa City men who recently have been accused of viewing child pornography on library computers could do so because the computers do not filter adult Internet sites. Library personnel say they cannot effectively filter adult sites without prohibiting access to many useful sites. Iowa City Police arrested 20-year-old Adam Bush on a warrant this week, charging him with sexual exploitation of a minor. http://www.press-citizen.com/news/010803childporn.htm - - - - - - - - Virus lauds singer Avril Lavigne Two new computer worms spreading slowly around the Net. Grammy nominee Avril Lavigne is the weapon deployed by computer virus users trying once again to wreak havoc on Internet users. A new malicious program called Lirva the singers name spelled backwards promises information on the 18-year-old star. The virus is spreading, but only moderately, virus experts say. Meanwhile, an updated version of one of the Internets most successful e-mail pests, ExploreZip, has made a reappearance. http://www.msnbc.com/news/856695.asp http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/01/08/1041566443799.html In computer disease, there is no Edward Jenner http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/56/28759.html - - - - - - - - Court says child porn law not overturned A federal appeals court in Chicago has rejected an assertion that the Supreme Court overturned the entire federal child-pornography law by declaring that Congress could not constitutionally ban computer simulations of child pornography. On Friday the three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the conviction and 33-month prison sentence of George Kelly. After receiving the decision yesterday, Kelly's attorney, Stephen M.Komie, said he relied on Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's dissent, which he said treated the court's "virtual pornography" decision as overturning the Child Pornography Prevention Act of 1996. http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20030107-650364.htm - - - - - - - - Council finalizes recommendations on cybersecurity policy The National Infrastructure Advisory Council today approved its recommendations for the National Strategy to Secure Cyber Space. The recommendations will be forwarded to the president, who could meet with the council this month. http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/20797-1.html - - - - - - - - Congress to take on spam, copyright News analysis When the 107th Congress ended its work last November, politicians discarded dozens of technology-related bills that had been briefly considered but were never enacted. Now that the 108th Congress has begun this week, some of those controversial proposals dealing with spam, copyright and Internet taxes will resurface--and some stand a better chance of becoming law. http://news.com.com/2100-1023-979623.html - - - - - - - - Bush taps Cooper for homeland CIO President Bush plans to appoint Steven I. Cooper, now CIO of the Homeland Security Office, to be the CIO of the Homeland Security Department, the White House has announced. Bush also sent his nominations of Tom Ridge, director of the Homeland Security Office, to be Secretary of Homeland Security and Navy Secretary Gordon England to be deputy secretary of the new department. http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/20786-1.html http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0103/010803td2.htm http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2003/0106/web-cooper-01-08-03.asp http://news.com.com/2100-1023-979657.html - - - - - - - - Scam artists prowl online auction sites Teresa Smith discovered Internet auctions in a big way about two years ago, selling $800,000 worth of Apple Macintosh computers through sites such as eBay and AuctionWorks. Like thousands of other small-time entrepreneurs, Smith found that online auction sites could expand her reach and connect her with customers from Hawaii to Switzerland. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/webguide/internetlife/2003-01-08-auction-scams_x.htm - - - - - - - - Privacy tsar: Data protection should be 'way of life' Richard Thomas has called for the private sector to punish companies that don't respect customers' personal information. Breaking the government's 'culture of secrecy' while protecting the privacy of UK citizens is one of the key challenges facing the new Information Commissioner as he settles into his role. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2128320,00.html - - - - - - - - Schools profit from Amazon privacy settlement Several law schools and privacy rights groups will benefit from a settlement that Amazon.com subsidiary Alexa Internet reached in 2001. Alexa Internet settled several class-action lawsuits in April 2001, which alleged that it misused consumers' personal information without their consent. http://zdnet.com.com/2110-1106-979735.html http://news.com.com/2100-1017-960088.html - - - - - - - - Americans give thumbs up to biometrics Most Americans are willing to accept increased use of biometric technologies by private sector firms, providing proper privacy safeguards are applied. That's the main finding of a study funded by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics and developed by lobbyists Privacy & American Business (P&AB) released yesterday. http://online.securityfocus.com/news/2001 http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/708463p-5219344c.html http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/708596p-5219984c.html - - - - - - - - Perspective: Defending the DNS The domain name system--the global directory that maps names to Internet Protocol addresses --was designed to distribute authority, making organizations literally "masters of their own domain." But with this mastery comes the responsibility of contributing to the defense of the DNS. The distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the DNS root servers on Oct. 21, 2002, should serve as a wake-up call. http://news.com.com/2010-1071-979587.html - - - - - - - - American University first with online monitoring of foreign students A university here announced Wednesday that it had installed an information system to keep track of foreign students, becoming the first U.S. academic institution to comply with new federal requirements to that effect. The new system reflects U.S. efforts to monitor foreign visitors in the wake of the September 11 attacks, perpetrated by terrorists who entered the United States unhindered, and in some cases used student visas. http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/708602p-5220010c.html UK school plans retinal scans in the dinner queue http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/28783.html - - - - - - - - Hospital computer makes fatal error Believe Cathy Uhl, not the computer, when she insists she's alive. A computer error at Saint Mary's Mercy Medical Center mistakenly identified her and thousands of other patients as deceased. "We've had problems with insurance before. But when I got this letter, I said, 'Brad (her husband), you're not going to believe this. According to this, I'm dead,"' said Uhl, an administrative supervisor at The Grand Rapids Press. http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Midwest/01/08/offbeat.computer.error.ap/index.html *********************************************************** Search the NewsBits.net Archive at: http://www.newsbits.net/search.html *********************************************************** The source material may be copyrighted and all rights are retained by the original author/publisher. The information is provided to you for non-profit research and educational purposes. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however copies may not be sold, and NewsBits (www.newsbits.net) should be cited as the source of the information. 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