Category Archives: Cyber Stalking

Guest opinion: Getting serious about cyberstalking – The Intelligencer

The internet and social media has done everything from giving a voice to the oppressed and inspiring democratic change in totalitarian states, to connecting old friends.

However, these mediums can be used — and abused — by those pursuing more nefarious purposes. In the 21st century, these platforms have digitized crimes from robbery to stalking, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to open a new front against criminals untethered to geographic locations and hidden behind virtual screens.

Such is true of cyber-stalking — including cases right here in our community.

For the Zezzo family, it was their teenaged daughter who, at the age of just 13, was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father through social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation and counseling.

Three years later, in 2016, the same

Read more at: http://www.theintell.com/opinion/20171211/guest-opinion-getting-serious-about-cyberstalking

Guest opinion: Getting serious about cyberstalking

The internet and social media has done everything from giving a voice to the oppressed and inspiring democratic change in totalitarian states, to connecting old friends.

However, these mediums can be used — and abused — by those pursuing more nefarious purposes. In the 21st century, these platforms have digitized crimes from robbery to stalking, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to open a new front against criminals untethered to geographic locations and hidden behind virtual screens.

Such is true of cyber-stalking — including cases right here in our community.

For the Zezzo family, it was their teenaged daughter who, at the age of just 13, was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father through social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation and counseling.

Three years later, in 2016, the same

Read more at: http://www.theintell.com/opinion/20171211/guest-opinion-getting-serious-about-cyberstalking

Guest opinion: Getting serious about cyberstalking

The internet and social media has done everything from giving a voice to the oppressed and inspiring democratic change in totalitarian states, to connecting old friends.

However, these mediums can be used — and abused — by those pursuing more nefarious purposes. In the 21st century, these platforms have digitized crimes from robbery to stalking, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to open a new front against criminals untethered to geographic locations and hidden behind virtual screens.

Such is true of cyber-stalking — including cases right here in our community.

For the Zezzo family, it was their teenaged daughter who, at the age of just 13, was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father through social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation and counseling.

Three years later, in 2016, the same

Read more at: http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20171211/guest-opinion-getting-serious-about-cyberstalking

Guest opinion: Getting serious about cyberstalking – Opinion – Bucks …

The internet and social media has done everything from giving a voice to the oppressed and inspiring democratic change in totalitarian states, to connecting old friends.

However, these mediums can be used — and abused — by those pursuing more nefarious purposes. In the 21st century, these platforms have digitized crimes from robbery to stalking, forcing lawmakers and law enforcement to open a new front against criminals untethered to geographic locations and hidden behind virtual screens.

Such is true of cyber-stalking — including cases right here in our community.

For the Zezzo family, it was their teenaged daughter who, at the age of just 13, was cyber-stalked by a friend’s father through social media. Despite the stalking being sexual in nature, the then-51-year-old stalker pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor stalking charge and was sentenced to probation and counseling.

Three years later, in 2016, the same

Read more at: http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20171211/guest-opinion-getting-serious-about-cyberstalking

Rankin Co. man arrested for cyber stalking – MSNewsNow.com …

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Richland man arrested for cyber stalking law enforcement page

A Richland man was arrested Friday for cyber-stalking, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office said.

An arrest warrant against Kenneth Raymond Debellis Jr. was issued as a result of a complaint filed by a Facebook administrator of a local Law Enforcement Officer’s support page on Dec. 5, authorities said.

Debellis is accused of posting multiple harassing and threatening messages, that went past the First Amendment rights, investigators said.

Authorities said Debellis would berate the members of the local law enforcement support page by using degrading and vulgar language.

The messages became threatening, according to administrators.

Debellis has a long criminal history including DUI, controlled substance violations, domestic violence, telephone harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia, investigators said.

He is the Rankin County Jail for felony cyber-stalking. He is expected to have is initial appearance in Rankin County Court on Tuesday.

Read more at: http://www.wapt.com/article/richland-man-arrested-for-cyber-stalking-law-enforcement-page/14399575

Bill proposes stiff penalties in war against cybercrime

By WANJOHI GITHAE
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Internet users in Kenya will face closer State scrutiny if a proposed law on cybercrime published recently is passed next year.

The Computer and Cybercrimes Bill 2017 spells out far-reaching measures aimed at punishing online users who misuse Internet freedom.

Among those it targets are cyber bullies, stalkers, hackers, peddlers of fake news and paedophiles who use popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Previous attempts to impose some control on social media users were met with accusations that the government was out to limit free speech.

The bill, published by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, comes as Kenya continues to enjoy high Internet penetration compared to many African countries.

“This bill is long overdue in Kenya. It was put together borrowing from international best practices. We will ask MPs and Kenyans

Read more at: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/stiff-penalties-for-cybercrime/1056-4221682-atevyoz/index.html