alerted authorities. She has since publicly identified herself as Cassidy Wolf, the recently crowned Miss Teen USA. She touted news reports of her alleged tormenter’s arrest on her Twitter feed . How easy are you making it for hackers? At the time she contacted police, in March, Wolf was not a national figure — even though she was Miss Teen California — and lived in an apartment and attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Wolf got a Facebook alert that someone had tried to change her password to the social networking site, then noticed other passwords had been changed and that her Twitter avatar was now a half-nude picture of herself. A short time later, she received what would be the first of many messages, this one featuring pictures of Wolf at her Riverside County address and others apparently taken months earlier when she lived in Orange County, says the criminal complaint. The message explained “what’s going to happen” if Wolf didn’t send pictures or videos or “do what I tell you to do” in a five-minute Skype videoconference, according to the criminal complaint. “Either you do one of the things listed below or I upload these pics and a lot more (I have a LOT more and those are better quality) on all your accounts for everybody to see and your dream of being a model will be transformed into a pornstar (sic),” he wrote. Recalling that day, Wolf told NBC’s “Today” show she started “screaming (and) bawling my eyes out.” “I wasn’t sure what to do,” she said in August, shortly after her Miss Teen USA win. “So it was terrifying.” The messenger had taken great efforts to hide his online identity. But investigators were eventually able to find corresponding e-mails, IP addresses and other communications they linked to Abraham.
Oracle Team USA completes greatest comeback in America’s Cup history, defeating Emirates New Zealand
The Sprint-owned wireless carrier on Friday announced it will begin offering Apple’s new smartphones without a contract on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Virgin Mobile USA has not yet revealed pricing details for the new devices. The carrier will offer the flagship iPhone 5s and colorful iPhone 5c with unlimited data and messaging plans starting from $35 per month, with a $5 monthly discount possible for buyers who register for automatic payments with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account. The cheapest plan provides 300 minutes of calling, plus unlimited texting and data. The “unlimited” data, however, throttles after 2.5GB. VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY The company will also offer two other plans $40 per month (with discount) for 1,200 minutes and $50 per month (with discount) for unlimited calling. Virgin Mobile USA made headlines last year after becoming the second U.S. mobile phone carrier to offer the iPhone on a pay-as-you-go basis . With Virgin Mobile, you’ll pay a higher, unsubsidized up-front price for the iPhone than you will on Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T, but you won’t be locked into a lengthy contract and your monthly bill will be cheaper. Meanwhile, Apple first started taking pre-orders for the multi-colored 5c on Sept. 13, but there were no pre-orders for the 5s.
Arrest made in Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf ‘sextortion’ case
Oracle Team USA crushed Emirates Team New Zealand in the final and deciding race of the America’s Cup on Wednesday, crossing the finish line in San Francisco Bay a full 44 seconds ahead of the team that had seemed like a lock to claim victory one week ago. Marcio Sanchez/AP “On your own, youre nothing,” Oracle Team USA skipper James Spithi said after the race. “But when youve got a team like this around you, they can make you look great.” Overcomming a daunting 8-1 race deficit, billionaire Larry Ellison ‘s boat accomplished the unthinkable, reeling off eight straight wins against the Kiwis in a best-of-19 series that saw the fastest speeds ever recorded in America’s Cup competition. Skipper Jimmy Spithill guided Ellison’s behemoth 72-foot catamaran at speeds approaching 50 miles per hour over the Bay’s choppy waters, falling behind early in the race before pouring on the speed and pulling away from Emirates Team New Zealand. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill defeated Emirates Team New Zealand on the final race of the America’s Cup to retain the coveted trophy. “Oh man oh man, What a race!” Spithill, now a two-time America’s Cup winner, said. “It was a fantastic race. We wouldn’t have had it any other way. To come from behind, these guys just showed so much heart.” Thousands of fans who packed the San Francisco waterfront roared as Oracle Team USA crossed the finish line. The pandemoneum overshadowed what had proven a sometimes rocky event for organizers and the city hosting it. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP The crew on Oracle Team USA celebrates after winning the 19th race against Emirates Team New Zealand to win the America’s Cup. PHOTOS: ORACLE TEAM USA WINS AMERICA’S CUP In May,36-year-old British sailor Andrew Simpson was killed after the Swedish boat he was riding on capsized and pinned him underwater for more than 10 minutes. That incident led organizers to institute a 23-knot wind restriction to avoid future crashes, but resulted in numerous cancellations on the blustery Bay. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Oracle Team USA celebrates after defending the cup as they beat Emirates Team New Zealand to defend the America’s Cup. Still, despite the difficulties along the way, Wednesday’s victory showed the sport in its best light. Asked by reporters to describe the feeling of having pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, Spithill shared the credit with his crew. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Oracle Team USA crushed Emirates Team New Zealand in the final race, crossing the finish line 44 seconds ahead of their rival. Its really about the team, man, Spithill said. On your own, youre nothing.
USA community meets Sheri Noren Everts, second presidential candidate (photos)
There are some disciplines that have tremendous growth in online learning, and I expect that to continue, she said. Its also important for faculty members to be involved in the community and to do volunteer work, she said. Another question focused on interaction between USAs health care and university divisions. More integration of the educational goals of each is very important for enhancing the learning of all our students, Everts said. Dr. William Richard, professor and chairman of the USA Department of Surgery, asked Everts about her go-to news sources. She listed The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Chicago Tribune, but also said she made an effort to look for publications outside of my regular sphere. One such subscription, she said, is Entrepreneur Magazine, which focuses on small businesses. Elliott Kimble, a graduate student and the universitys community director for fraternity and sorority housing, asked Everts about the challenges of transitioning from a commuter campus to a residential campus, and improving the retention rate. Everts said that during her time as chief academic officer at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, which was also changing from a commuter to a residential campus, many of the most basic and most effective changes came about from simply asking students what was important to them. University officials made adjustments by offering more evening events and keeping the library and the cafeteria open later. You know how important it is that the students commit to their campus that first year, she said. Knowing what students like to do I think that says a lot about her, Kimble said after the forum. I was reassured.