Posts filed under:News

Candidates for Kansas Governor – Four are under 18

A healthy dose of #goodness is going on in Kansas. Is it a whimsical lark or a great lesson in civics? Four of the candidates for the 2018 Kansas Gubernatorial are under 18 years of age. The teens are: Jack […]

By: | News, Goodness| Tags: | Comments: 0

Murder in Malta – The killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia

The afternoon of 16 October 2017 witnessed the murder of investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta. Caruana Galizia kept the spotlight shining brightly on the various governmental and the underworld entities in Malta. Caruana Galizia, 53-years old, mother of three […]

By: | Featured, News| Tags: | Comments: 0

WiFi Encryption – Does this vulnerability affect me?

Today, I wrote in Senior Online Safety about how the US Department of Homeland Security’s CERT issued a warning: WiFi encryption compromised! Update devices now! Is it fluff or is it real?  It’s real.  You should make sure to accept […]

Is There Any News on Human Trafficking

Every single day I review the global press for references to Human Trafficking, as the scourge of slavery is not unique to any one geographic locale. Rare is the day that I don’t receive 5-10 articles to review.  On 18 […]

By: | Featured, News, Human Trafficking| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on Is There Any News on Human Trafficking

Symbols used by pedophiles to indicate child preference

The Daily Mail recently shared symbols or codes used by pedophiles to communicate with each other within social networks. The Daily Mail, says it best, “The seemingly innocuous pastel-colored scrawls feature butterflies, love hearts, and spirals. These are the symbols […]

By: | Featured, Safety & Security, News, Online Safety| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on Symbols used by pedophiles to indicate child preference

Human Trafficking: 474 arrested 28 rescued California Operation Reclaim and Rebuild

Kudos to the law enforcement agencies of California for their coordinated effort to address human trafficking and rid the streets of those who exploit others. KTLA (TV) reports: Source: 474 Arrested, 28 Sexually Exploited Children Rescued During Statewide Human Trafficking Operation: […]

By: | Featured, News, Human Trafficking| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on Human Trafficking: 474 arrested 28 rescued California Operation Reclaim and Rebuild

Goodness: Girl Scout honesty pays dividends

There’s a whole lot of goodness going on in Girl Scout cookie sales. Meet 11-year-old Charlotte, who felt compelled to follow Girl Scout law: “I will do my best to be honest” and boy did she ever. Her ratings of the […]

By: | Featured, News, Goodness| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on Goodness: Girl Scout honesty pays dividends

Child Abuse: Mother sells daughter for sex

In a tragic case of child abuse and criminal sex trafficking of her own daughter, Amy Floyd Morgan was arrested for selling her pre-teen daughter to Rama Raji Erramraju so that he could have sex with her. The arrangement between Morgan […]

By: | News, Human Trafficking| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on Child Abuse: Mother sells daughter for sex

TraffickCam a New Tool to Combat Sex Trafficking / Child Pornography

There’s a new tool in the toolbox of law enforcement and those who are determined to combat the scourge of sex trafficking and the exploitation of minors via child pornography, the TraffickCam. What is the TraffickCam? Here’s how the TraffickCam […]

By: | News, Human Trafficking| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on TraffickCam a New Tool to Combat Sex Trafficking / Child Pornography

Blessing Box: Addressing hunger in America

Take what you need, if you need, is the inspiration behind the “Blessing Box.” The idea is simple: people donate non-perishable, essential items, and place them inside the box so people in need can take what they need and leave what they […]

By: | Featured, News, Goodness, Hunger| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on Blessing Box: Addressing hunger in America

Pasta Power: Chef Bruno’s Caterina’s Club Feeds Children

As a philanthropist chef, Bruno Serato has given much to his community. Through his Caterina’s Club (named after his mother), whose mission is: “To provide every child the resources, love, and encouragement they need to be healthy, safe, and educated.” […]

By: | Featured, News, Goodness, Hunger| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on Pasta Power: Chef Bruno’s Caterina’s Club Feeds Children

Alaska Airline Flight Attendant: Rescues Teenage Human Trafficking Victim

Though it was six years ago, Shelia Fedrick of Alaska Airlines actions in saving a young girl being transported from Seattle to San Francisco by a sex trafficker, has provided the grist for human trafficking awareness training for other flight […]

By: | Featured, News, Goodness, Human Trafficking| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on Alaska Airline Flight Attendant: Rescues Teenage Human Trafficking Victim

One Man’s Goodness, Lifts Many in Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood of Philly

Meet  Kevin Upshur, 58, the founder of Strawberry Mansion Learning Center. He took his mother’s bar and turned it into a safe haven for the inner-city children of Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. Many are calling Upshur a “hometown hero.”  He characterized […]

By: | Featured, News, Goodness| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on One Man’s Goodness, Lifts Many in Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood of Philly

Bullycide victim’s tormentor charged with manslaughter

This is Kenneth Suttner, he committed bullycide. He was a junior at Glasgow High School, a mere 17 years old. He worked at the local Dairy Queen. He died on 21 December 2016 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  He had […]

By: | Featured, News, Bullying| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on Bullycide victim’s tormentor charged with manslaughter

When Jazz Teaches Diversity

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis wants to teach kids how working together is key in music and democracy. The question asked, “Do we look the same? Do you think we think the same?” Marsalis is the moving force behind the Jazz at […]

By: | Featured, News, Goodness| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on When Jazz Teaches Diversity

College students conned into pay for work scam 

On 18 January 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a public service announcement (PSA), in which they described a scam which is specifically targeting college students who are looking for work. While the mechanics of the scam are […]

By: | News, Online Safety| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on College students conned into pay for work scam 

Sextortion – Blackmail via the internet

This is Ashley. she was a victim of sextortion. Her predator was 26-year-old Lucas Michael Chansler, who last year pled guilty to multiple counts of child pornography production and was sent to prison for 105 years—but not before he used […]

By: | News, Bullying, Online Safety| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on Sextortion – Blackmail via the internet

Sex Trafficking: Grooming within suburbia

  Grooming in Suburbia Grooming of girls (and boys) and young women from seemingly protected and immune suburban neighborhoods is one of the most lucrative methodologies used by sex traffickers. In her book, The Slave Across the Street, Teresa Flores’ describes […]

By: | News, Human Trafficking| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on Sex Trafficking: Grooming within suburbia

WhatsApp and it’s backdoor peering into you

Updated 14 January 2017 ———————– Today the Guardian reported that the Facebook owned application, WhatsApp contains a backdoor into its cryptographic end-to-end protocol. What this means, if true, is that your private conversations, may be encrypted as they pass through […]

By: | Safety & Security, News, Online Safety, Information Security| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on WhatsApp and it’s backdoor peering into you

Sex Trafficking removed from Backpage

On 10 January 2017 the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations from within the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, released a staff report “Backpage.com’s knowing facilitation of online sex trafficking” (Full report -> Backpage Report 2017.01.10 FINAL)  Shortly thereafter, Backpage.com abruptly […]

By: | News, Human Trafficking| Tags: | Comments: Comments Off on Sex Trafficking removed from Backpage