Related News: Undocumented iOS functions allow monitoring of personal data, expert says

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled Undocumented iOS functions allow monitoring of personal data, expert says.

Apple has endowed iPhones with undocumented functions that allow unauthorized people in privileged positions to wirelessly connect and harvest pictures, text messages, and other sensitive data without entering a password or PIN, a forensic scientist warned over the weekend.

Jonathan Zdziarski, an iOS jailbreaker and forensic expert, told attendees of the Hope X conference that he can’t be sure Apple engineers enabled the mechanisms with the intention of accommodating surveillance by the National Security Agency and law enforcement groups. Still, he said some of the services serve little or no purpose other than to make huge amounts of data available to anyone who has access to a computer, alarm clock, or other device that has ever been paired with a targeted device.

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Headland man charged with enticing a child

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Headland man charged with enticing a child.

A Headland man was arrested in Dothan and is charged with attempting to entice a child after police say he chased two girls.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Officer who had sex with student sentenced to prison

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Dothan Eagle published an article titled Officer who had sex with student sentenced to prison.

A Houston County judge sentenced a former Dothan police officer on Monday morning to serve 10 years in prison for having sex with a student at Dothan High School.

Circuit Court Judge Kevin Moulton sentenced 37-year-old Lanice Clifton Bonds to serve a decade in the state Department of Corrections.

Bonds pleaded guilty last month to a felony charge of “school employee or official engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19.”

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Facebook scammers prey on Aussie MH17 victims by setting up fake tribute pages in their names to drive traffic to dodgy pop-up ad site

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Mail Online published an article titled Facebook scammers prey on Aussie MH17 victims by setting up fake tribute pages in their names to drive traffic to dodgy pop-up ad site.

The names and photos of Australian MH17 plane crash victims are being exploited by online scammers who have set up fake Facebook tribute pages to drive traffic to a dodgy external website.

The Facebook pages, created on the day the plane crashed, baited people to click on another website with a link purporting to show footage of the MH17 disaster.

‘Video Camera Caught the moment plane MH17 Crash over Ukraine.Watch here the video of Crash,’ the link read.

Source: Mail Online

Related News: Auburn associate pastor charged with sexual abuse

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Auburn associate pastor charged with sexual abuse.

A longtime associate pastor at Believers Church in Auburn has been arrested on child sex abuse charges.

His arrest in May got him kicked out of the church where he had been for 30 years.  Lee County Sheriff’s detectives say the two adult victims came forward in April to report they were abused in the early 1990′s.

Every Sunday, for nearly 30 years at Believers Church on Moore’s Mill Road, 53-year-old John Sluder, an associate pastor, would play guitar during services.

“People have shed tears because of what he appeared to be, a gentle old man.  So yes, we were very shocked,” said attorney Ben Hand.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Phenix City man accused of abusing girlfriend’s 2-year-old son

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Phenix City man accused of abusing girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.

A Phenix City man is facing multiple charges for allegedly beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.

Zachary Ryan Tadlock, 22, is charged with torture and willful abuse of a child and domestic violence assault in the second degree.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Online child abuse reports surge, says US watchdog

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The BBC News published an article titled Online child abuse reports surge, says US watchdog.

There has been a dramatic rise in reports of child abuse images posted to commonly used parts of the internet, according to a US watchdog.

They include photos posted to publicly-accessible parts of social networks.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a record number of reports in the first week of July, four times the weekly average.

It comes in a week UK authorities arrested 660 people in connection with online child abuse.

That investigation was believed to have been targeted at those using the so-called “dark net” – parts of the internet that are hidden and can be hard to access without special software.

Source: BBC News

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