The Cybertraps Compendium — April 19-25, 2021

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The Cybertraps Compendium — April 19-25, 2021

New Episodes on “The Cybertraps Podcast“:

22 April 2021: [TCP Episode 35] Adam Stone — HIPAA Privacy in a Post-Pandemic World

19 April 2021: [TCP Episode 34] TCP Live / Carrie Goldberg, Esq. — Fighting Revenge Porn

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Headlines of Interest

Set out below are some of the headlines that I’ve added to my Cybertraps research files during the past week. Book titles with links are available for purchase on; the other titles are forthcoming. If you have any questions about any of these stories, please leave a message on the Questions and Audience Feedback page for “The Cybertraps Podcast.”

Cybertraps for All of Us

25 April 2021: “The internet has turned us all into amateur detectives” (The Guardian)

24 April 2021: “Minutes before Trump left office, millions of the Pentagon’s dormant IP addresses sprang to life” (The Washington Post)

23 April 2021: “The Technology 202: Researchers warn misinformation on Facebook threatens to undermine Biden’s climate agenda” (The Washington Post)

23 April 2021: “In Israel, we happily gave up privacy to get our pre-covid lives back” (The Washington Post)

23 April 2021: “Some 1.5 BILLION Apple users may be at risk of AirDrop flaw that lets hackers steal phone numbers and emails, experts warn” (Daily Mail [UK])

23 April 2021: “Do YOU suffer from ‘Zoom dysmorphia’? More than 50% of dermatologists reported a rise in cosmetic consultations amid the Covid-19 pandemic linked to the unflattering effects of front-facing cameras” (Daily Mail [UK])

23 April 2021: “Facial recognition should be banned, EU privacy watchdog says” (New York Post)

23 April 2021: “GCHQ chief: west faces ‘moment of reckoning’ over cybersecurity” (The Guardian)

21 April 2021: “Neo-Nazis And White Supremacists Are Coding Their Language On Telegram To Recruit More People” (BuzzFeed News)

21 April 2021: “The Cybersecurity 202: The Biden administration faces a new wave of hacks compromising dozens of government agencies” (The Washington Post)

21 April 2021: “Apple quietly reveals that iOS 14.5 will launch next WEEK: New iPhone update will force advertisers including Facebook and Google to ask for explicit permission when they want to track users” (Daily Mail [UK])

20 April 2021: “Nextdoor to alert users before they post something racist ” (New York Post)

20 April 2021: “Daily Mail files anti-trust lawsuit against Google for ‘illegally building its dominance in ad tech industry by harming rivals, bid-rigging on ad auctions and manipulating news search results’” (Daily Mail [UK])

20 April 2021: “Social media sites warned over risky investment offers” (The Guardian)

20 April 2021: “Anti-vaxxer hysteria hits new heights: Covid vaccine turns you into a different race ” (Raw Story)

20 April 2021: “ A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived” (The New York Times)

20 April 2021: “FedEx shooter visited ‘white supremacist’ sites and surrendered a shotgun, but didn’t trigger red-flag law” (The Washington Post)

20 April 2021: “‘Tornado’ of smoke filled business-class cabin of British Airways flight from Miami to Heathrow when passenger’s phone got crushed in her seat and burst into flames” (Daily Mail [UK])

19 April 2021: “Parler’s revamped app will be allowed back on Apple’s App Store” (The Washington Post)

19 April 2021: [England] “End of mobile phone blindspots… but masts will be 16 FOOT taller: Minister says proposals to let telecom firms expand the size of masts would ‘propel villages and towns out of the digital dark ages'” (Daily Mail [UK])

Cybertraps for Educators 2.0

24 April 2021: [England] “IT teacher who had sex with 15-year-old boy he met on Grindr and told him he was a ‘sex obsessed pervert’ in text messages is jailed for five years” (Daily Mail [UK])

24 April 2021: [South Africa] “School choirmaster fired for telling teen he wanted to be ‘virgin breaker'” (Times Live)

23 April 2021: [US_TX] “Business teacher, 49, ‘sent nude pics and X-rated Snapchats to her teen boy student, who told his mom they were in love'” (Knewz)

23 April 2021: [US_WI] “Substitute teacher, 31, ‘busted for sex romps with her teen girl student’ after police conduct a sting using Facebook” (Knewz)

22 April 2021: [England] “Pupil hacked into computer and changed their grades after teacher left their password on a note stuck to a laptop – as GCHQ begins cyber security training for school staff” (Daily Mail [UK])

21 April 2021: [US_KS] “Prosecutors say former Seaman teacher Jeffrey Pierce’s wife shared his cellphone passcode” (The Topeka Capital-Journal)

21 April 2021: [US_TX] “Greenville ISD teacher suspended for photo showing her foot on Black student’s neck” (KDFW)

19 April 2021: [US_TX] “Female teacher, 31, ‘sexually abused boy under 14 for THREE YEARS until he called police begging for help’” (Daily Mail [UK])

Cybertraps for Expecting Moms & Dads

22 April 2021: “My Secret Obsession with Babylist” (Rocket City Mom)

21 April 2021: “My Wife Refuses to Stop Posting About Our Kids on Social Media” (Slate)

21 April 2021: “Fertility Apps Don’t Really Contain Professional Advice” (Babygaga)

20 April 2021: “The Top 5 Apps for Tracking Your Baby’s Development” (Make Use of)

Cybertraps for First Responders

22 April 2021: [United States] “You have the right to film police. Here’s how to do it effectively — and safely.” (The Washington Post)

22 April 2021: [United States] “Signal founder: I hacked police phone-cracking tool Cellebrite” (The Guardian)

21 April 2021: [US_VA] “Chesterfield police officer fired, arrested for soliciting minor” (WWBT)

20 April 2021: [US_MN] “By bearing witness — and hitting ‘record’ — 17-year-old Darnella Frazier may have changed the world” (The Washington Post)

20 April 2021: [England] “Two police officers are forced to apologise after they were caught kissing in patrol car at Tesco supermarket for 20 minutes” (Daily Mail [UK])

Cybertraps for Health Care Professionals

20 April 2021: “Nurse, 30, who spends her free time hunting hits back at double standards of trolls who threaten to murder and rape her children after seeing pictures of her kills on social media” (Daily Mail [UK])

Cybertraps for Librarians

Sign Indicating a Slow Week

Cybertraps for Public Figures

24 April 2021: [England] “Footballers and clubs to boycott social media in mass protest over racist abuse” (The Guardian)

24 April 2021: [England] “Drum major was DROPPED from Prince Philip’s funeral ‘after Army chiefs discovered he and his partner had shared X-rated videos on porn site'” (Daily Mail [UK])

23 April 2021: [England] “Boris Johnson has a text addiction and it’s bad news for all of us” (The Guardian)

23 April 2021: [England] “‘Bunny hugger’: Greta Thunberg trolls Boris Johnson with new Twitter bio” (The Washington Post)

23 April 2021: [England] “Tory election candidate suspended over Twitter history of police slurs, hardcore pornography and boasts about drug taking while in an army unit that guards the Queen” (Daily Mail [UK])

21 April 2021: [United States] “LeBron James claims his words have been twisted to ‘create more racism’ after he posted ‘you’re next’ threat to cop who shot dead 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant” (Daily Mail [UK])

21 April 2021: [United States] “Andrew Yang explains his infamous dog tweet — and why he uses Twitter like the rest of us” (The Washington Post)

20 April 2021: [England] “British scientist Richard Dawkins is stripped of his Humanist Of The Year award after comparing transgender people to race faker Rachel Dolezal” (Daily Mail [UK])

20 April 2021: [United States] “Former HFPA President Philip Berk Expelled After Anti-#BLM Email” (The Wrap)

20 April 2021: [Ghana] “Actress in Ghana who posed for naked photo with her son on his seventh birthday is jailed for three months for posting ‘obscene material’ and ‘domestic violence'” (Daily Mail [UK])

Cybertraps for Spouses, Partners & Lovers

24 April 2021: [Global] “‘She wanted $4,000 or she’d post the video’: how to deal with dating scams” (The Guardian)

23 April 2021: [United States] “He boasted on Bumble about storming Capitol, feds say. His would-be date turned him in: ‘We are not a match’” (The Washington Post)

22 April 2021: [England] “Woman discovers her ‘Navy’ boyfriend of a YEAR – who told her he loved her and even video-called her – is a Nigerian scammer who has conned hundreds of singletons out of cash, on premiere of Catfish UK” (Daily Mail [UK])

21 April 2021: [Global] “Why men REALLY love OnlyFans: Users tell Tracey Cox why they’re obsessed with the site and insist it’s not all about sex (but should you be worried if your partner pays for racy content?)” (Daily Mail [UK])

20 April 2021: [Global] “No more playing hard to get! Singletons are ‘honesty bombing’ in latest dating trend as they rush to find the right partner post Covid by being more upfront about what they want” (Daily Mail [UK])

Cybertraps for the Vulnerable

21 April 2021: [Hong Kong] “Hong Kong woman, 90, conned out of $32m in phone scam” (The Guardian)

Cybertraps for the Young

24 April 2021: [England] “Dear Gavin Williamson, teenagers use mobile phones. Get with the times” (The Guardian)

24 April 2021: [Global] “‘In the game, I knew myself as Hannah’: the trans gamers finding freedom on Roblox” (The Guardian)

22 April 2021: [England] “Nazi-obsessed Cambridge graduate, 24, who called for extermination of Jews faces 15 years in jail after being found guilty of having bomb-making manual” (Daily Mail [UK])

21 April 2021: [Global] “I tried TikTok’s most viral — and most absurd — beauty hacks” (New York Post)

21 April 2021: [Global] “Trolls beware! Instagram launches new anti-bullying tools including a filter for abusive DMs and the ability to prevent someone you’ve blocked from contacting you on a new account” (Daily Mail [UK])

21 April 2021: [England] “Elite universities vow to fight cancel culture to protect ‘diversity of ideas’ – after Government threatened to intervene” (Daily Mail [UK])

21 April 2021: [England] “Former children’s commissioner launches billion-pound legal battle against TikTok over claims it ‘illegally’ collected data from millions of children” (Daily Mail [UK])

21 April 2021: [US_MI] “Sheriff: Student used ‘dark web’ to set up fake shooting report at Dakota High School” (The Oakland Press)

20 April 2021: [England] “Engineer, 32, who hid secret camera in his shoe admits making ‘upskirting’ videos of 250 woman – but avoids jail” (Daily Mail [UK])

20 April 2021: [England] “Schoolboy, 15, is expelled from £44,000-a-year Abingdon School over ‘offensive jokes’ after sending picture of Nazis to Jewish pupil on Snapchat, posting ‘rape threat’ video on TikTok and mocking Black Lives Matter” (Daily Mail [UK])

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