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UT Teacher Retains Job Despite Complaints Over Instagram Photos

In an all-too-rare victory for common sense over prurience, a Utah middle school teacher was recently informed that she will not be fired for her slightly risqué Instagram photo gallery. Mindi Jensen, who teaches at the North Sanpete Middle School in Moroni, Utah, used the pseudonym “minscakes” to post photos of herself working out, posing…

Solicitation Charges Against OK Teacher Spark Older Complaint

In April, Charles Clay Dawson, a teacher at Wanette Public Schools in Pottawatomie County, was charged with soliciting nude photos from two female students, one aged 16 and the other aged 15. According to the investigative report, the 43-year-old Dawson solicited the photos from the students using standard text messaging and the KIK messaging app.…

Roanoke Shooting of Journalists Is Terrifying on Multiple Levels

It has been difficult to concentrate today, following the horrifying news that 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and her 27-year-old cameraman, Adam Ward, were assassinated on live television by a disgruntled former employee of WDB7, the local Roanoke news station for which they worked. It has been difficult to concentrate because I have worked as a…

A New Logo for Cybertraps

I am happy to introduce the new logo for my Cybertraps work. It was designed by Colin Gliech, a graduate of the Stevens Institute of Technology and a freelance designer. Colin also designed the cover for Cybertraps for Educators, and is currently working on designs for various upcoming releases in the Cybertraps series. If you…

Flirty texts, emojis cost Missouri House Speaker His Job

On Thursday, Missouri House Speaker John Diehl, 49, abruptly resigned from his leadership post and from the Missouri House of Representatives over a flirtatious series of texts that he exchanged with Katelyn Graham, a 19-year-old Missouri State Southern University student. Graham was one of four MSSU students participating in a Capitol internship program. The intern…

2010-05-05 LimeWire Made Me Do It

Last presented at the D.C. Federal Public Defenders office in Washington, D.C., on May 5, 2010. This 2-3 hour seminar is designed to aid public defenders, CJA panel attorneys, and criminal defense lawyers in understanding the operation of P2P networks and clients, and the techniques used by law enforcement to investigate the sharing and downloading…

2010-05-10 Email to Federal Public Defenders

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. LimeWire Made Me Do It And Other Digital Excuses Dear Attorney !*LASTNAME*!, Over the last decade, peer-to-peer file (P2P) sharing systems have become the single largest source of traffic on the Internet. Free clients like LimeWire, FrostWire, KaZaA, µTorrent, and BitTorrent have made it easy for…