The Cybertraps Compendium — April 26-May 2, 2021

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The Cybertraps Compendium — April 26-May 2, 2021

New Episodes on “The Cybertraps Podcast“:

29 April 2021: [TCP Episode 37] Diana Graber — Cyber Civics

26 April 2021: [TCP Episode 36] TCP Live  — Cybertraps for the Young

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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

30 April 2021: “The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now” (The New York Times)

29 April 2021: “Do YOU suffer from ‘scroller thumb’? Fitness experts reveal four simple exercises to prevent painful cramping caused by using your phone – from ‘the squeeze’ to ‘the finger bend'” (Daily Mail [UK])

29 April 2021: “Myspace Tom got it right” (The Verge)

29 April 2021: “Let’s Stigmatize the Internet” (The New York Times)

29 April 2021: “Joe Rogan is using his wildly popular podcast to question vaccines. Experts are fighting back.” (The Washington Post)

27 April 2021: “Pandemic gives rise to anti-Semitic ‘Zoom bombing’” (New York Post)

26 April 2021: “Federal court approved FBI’s continued use of warrantless surveillance power despite repeated violations of privacy rules” (The Washington Post)

26 April 2021: “Amid ‘heartbreaking’ coronavirus surge in India, government orders Twitter to remove posts critical of response” (The Washington Post)

26 April 2021: “Congress must decide: Will it protect social media profits, or democracy?” (The Washington Post)

26 April 2021: “How beavers caused an entire Canadian town to lose internet” (New York Post)

Cybertraps for Educators 2.0

2 May 2021: [US_FL] “Florida principal caught on camera hitting 6-year-old girl with paddle” (New York Post)

2 May 2021: [US_NJ] “New Jersey teacher is suspended after calling George Floyd a ‘criminal’ in virtual class” (The Washington Post)

30 April 2021: [US_IL] “Joliet Catholic school teacher fired, charged with grooming after video leads to investigation” (WLS)

29 April 2021: [US_FL] “Bad teacher blacklist moves to Governor” (Florida Politics)

28 April 2021: [Colombia] “Breast in class! Teacher in Colombia is caught snuggling into his wife’s cleavage on a Zoom call” (Daily Mail [UK])

27 April 2021: [US_NV] “Teacher accused of texting student graphic videos, images” (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

27 April 2021: [US] “Zoom classrooms are exposing racist rants by teachers” (The Hill)

27 April 2021: [US_FL] “Miami private school says teachers who get coronavirus vaccine aren’t welcome, citing debunked misinformation” (The Washington Post)

26 April 2021: [England] “Sixth-form music teacher, 37, is struck off after he told A-level student to buy ‘sl**ty’ underwear and signed off text messages with kisses” (Daily Mail [UK])

Cybertraps for Expecting Moms & Dads

28 April 2021: [England] “Mother, 26, reveals she’s regularly shamed online for breastfeeding her three-year-old son” (Daily Mail [UK])

27 April 2021: “When gender reveal parties go wrong: Dad fails to hide how VERY disappointed he is to learn his partner is expecting another girl” (Daily Mail [UK])

Cybertraps for First Responders

30 April 2021: [US_SC] “‘I want to apologize’: Volunteer fire chief resigns after racially charged social media post” (WSCO)

28 April 2021: [Canada] “Posts in private military police Facebook group mock woman at heart of Vance allegation” (Global News)

28 April 2021: [US_ID] “Marshal’s Office ‘internally’ dealing with Idaho cop’s TikTok mocking LeBron James” (KTVB)

27 April 2021: [US_DC] “Hackers claim to have infiltrated internal D.C. police files” (The Washington Post)

27 April 2021: [US_TN] “Man Jailed For Posting Anti-Police Meme on Facebook Files $1M Lawsuit Alleging ‘Despicable and Unconstitutional Malicious Prosecution’” (Law & Crime)

Cybertraps for Health Care Professionals

1 May 2021: [US_MS] “She called out health care misinfo on TikTok. Then, the trolls found her.” (NBC News)

30 April 2021: [US_ME] “Celebrity doctor in Maine blocked from Instagram over COVID-19, vaccine misinformation claims” (The Boston Globe)

28 April 2021: [US_OH] “US Doctor Makes False Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines” (BOOM)

27 April 2021: [US_OK] “Former Norman Regional nurse sues hospital after being fired for Facebook comment” (Yahoo! News)

Cybertraps for Librarians

28 April 2021: [US_TX] “Frisco ISD’s ‘Read Woke’ challenge sparks controversy over critical race theory amid school board election”

Cybertraps for Public Figures

30 April 2021: [England] “Prince William and Kate Middleton join UK-wide social media boycott over online racism and abuse linked to sport as they scrap plans to share content to mark Princess Charlotte’s sixth birthday” (Daily Mail [UK])

30 April 2021: [England] “Want to ring the prime minister? Boris Johnson’s phone number reportedly available online for 15 years.” (The Washington Post)

30 April 2021: [US_AZ] “Moment Josh Duggar is booked into jail after his arrest on child porn charges: Reality star pleads not guilty to ‘knowingly receiving images of a minor under 12’, as he faces up to 20 years in jail” (Daily Mail [UK])

30 April 2021: [US_HI] “Noel Clarke photographed couple having sex: Star hit by groping and bullying claims shared Twitter snap of ‘doggy style’ pair through window during Hawaii holiday… seven years before starring as snooper cop in ITV’s Viewpoint” (Daily Mail [UK])

27 April 2021: [England] “No 10 insiders ‘fear Dominic Cummings will publish damaging WhatsApp messages’” (Daily Mail [UK])

27 April 2021: [England] “Don’t expect transparency from a government run by WhatsApp” (The Guardian)

Cybertraps for Spouses, Partners & Lovers

29 April 2021: [England] “New mother whose husband sent a near-naked photo of her right after giving birth to his ex-partner reveals he’s accused her of being ‘over dramatic’ for feeling upset” (Daily Mail [UK])

27 April 2021: [Global] “It’s Tinderella! New dating app called Thursday only works on one day of the week to encourage singletons to meet up in person before their matches vanish at midnight – and 110,000 have already signed up” (Daily Mail [UK])

27 April 2021: [US_IL] “Woman convicted of ‘revenge porn’ for sharing photos to prove fiancé cheated” (New York Post)

Cybertraps for the Vulnerable

2021-04-30: “Hipster ‘Gramps’ is now an Instagram fashion icon with 1M followers” (New York Post)

2021-04-29: “How Technology Is Isolating Our Elderly and How to Fix It” (Inside Edition)

2021-04-28: “Law enforcement warning increased risk of elder fraud related to COVID-19” (WCIA)

Cybertraps for the Young

30 April 2021: “From memes to race war: How extremists use popular culture to lure recruits” (The Washington Post)

26 April 2021: “18-year-old charged in fatal shooting of two teens following social media dispute, police say” (The Washington Post)

26 April 2021: “A cheerleader’s salty language gives the Supreme Court a chance to bolster the First Amendment” (The Washington Post)

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