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UK woman jailed for trolling herself, trying to pin it on family

UK woman jailed for trolling herself, trying to pin it on family, image courtesy of SWNS

Michelle Chapman, thought to be the first person in the UK to have been prosecuted for such a crime, confessed to taking out fake profiles in family members' names and sending herself hundreds of abusive messages, often of a "very unpleasant sexual nature".

Twitter ditches watered-down block feature after outcry

Twitter screws up, sends deluge of password-reset messages

User outrage has forced the company to do an about-face on a blocking policy change that allowed blocked users to continue to follow their targets, interact with their Tweets, receive their updates in their timeline and let their friends harass the victim.

One Direction fan serves up puppy purée in Twitter hoax

Psycho Directioner serves up puppy purée in Twitter hoax

A One Direction Twitter troll played a puerile prank by threatening to purée her pets if the band didn't follow her on Twitter.

eBay troll and fraudster 'Ebayisajoke' staked out and unmasked

eBay troll and fraudster 'Ebayisajoke' staked out and unmasked

His stunts included cooking up stealth accounts, bidding up items and then refusing to pay, after which he leaves nasty reviews.

For those sins, a Detroit man is being condemned by media (without a trial) and by a reporter who didn't bother to find out if any of his stunts were actually illegal. (Not to belittle the harassment committed by the person.)

Monday review - the hot 16 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Get up to date with everything we wrote in the past seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Troll admits to making death threats against children on Facebook

Troll admits to making death threats against children on Facebook

A 24-year-old UK man has admitted to posting threats on the Facebook tribute page of a teenager killed after being thrown from a truck.

He told police he didn't think anybody would take the threats seriously. He was very wrong.

How to report a computer crime: Trolling

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Bob Burls, a veteran computer crime investigator, explains how to report an internet troll to the authorities.

Monday review: the hot 27 stories of last week

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of last week

It's weekly roundup time - here's everything we published in the last seven days.

Don't be an internet troll. You could be sent to jail!

eBay troll and fraudster 'Ebayisajoke' staked out and unmasked

Are you annoying on the internet? Have you ever offended someone online?

Arizona might be inviting you to spend some time in jail in the near future.

Proof that internet trolls love Bacon

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UK TV presenter Richard Bacon recently revealed he'd been a victim of an internet troll for the last two years.

How to deal with an internet troll

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The internet is full of offensive trolls - learn the best way of dealing with them, and why it's important not to pour fuel on the flames.

Serial killer Fred West has created a Facebook Fan Page for me - should I be worried?

Serial killer Fred West has created a Facebook Fan Page for me - should I be worried?

Two years ago I wrote about how someone had taken my photograph and posted offensive material on Facebook about a number of things including the British Army. As a consequence some people believed I was to blame, and as well Read more…

Facebook, trolls, temples and death threats

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Thanks to those of you who have dropped me a line in the last week or so following this story on The Register, "Facebook Troll sends mob against Cluley." As the news story explains, some pumpkin-brain on Facebook thought it would Read more…