Produced by Josh Yager [This story previous aired on June 3, 2017. It was updated on Feb. 23, 2019] Nicole Lovell, 13, may have thought she was communicating with a friend on the Kik chat app. Instead, she may have found her killer. With a few swipes on her smartphone, Lovell became a victim of the occasionally dangerous world of anonymous online friending, where predators hunt for victims by using fake names and profiles. "48 Hours" investigates the murder of Nicole Lovell, the case against an unusual suspect and his unlikely accomplice, and the hidden dangers of connecting online. "It's no longer a situation where you worry about your child meeting a stranger in the park," says Pamela Casey, District Attorney in Blount County, Ala., tells correspondent Peter Van Sant. "You really need to worry about the stranger your child's meeting on the phone you gave them for Christmas. This is the new crime of our time." Tammy Weeks [at her daughter's grave]: Every morning … I … [Read more...] about Nicole Lovell murder: Was a Virginia teen lured to her death through a smartphone app?
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WHEN you have lost a leg and an arm, looking after a toddler can be tricky – especially when it comes to clipping your wriggling child into a car set. But war hero Ben McBean, who defied the odds to become a dad after suffering groin injuries in the Taliban bomb blast that cost him his limbs, has got it all worked out. The former Marine, dubbed “Harry’s hero” after he flew back from Afghanistan on the same flight as the Prince, declared: “In fact I am better at doing it than the missus!” Speaking about his joy at his unexpected fatherhood as he posed with son Albie, 21 months, and partner Zara, 31, Ben added: “Looking back, all the struggles have been worthwhile.‘I DIDN’T KNOW IF I’D EVER GET A GIRLFRIEND’ “I am so glad I never gave up because now I have Albie and it’s the greatest thing in the world.” Millies Award winner Ben, 31, who had to have a testicle removed due to injuries caused by the … [Read more...] about War hero defies the odds to become a dad after suffering groin injuries in Taliban bomb blast
How soon after waking up do you check your phone? Do you compulsively refresh your Twitter feed? Can you find your way around without Google Maps? There are many obvious and tactile ways in which Silicon Valley has its hooks in our everyday lives. And as we see Big Tech face increased scrutiny, people are becoming more conscious of their interactions with their products: limiting screen time, quitting Facebook, shopping locally. But fully divorcing yourself from these companies is a lot harder than you may think, as journalist Kashmir Hill discovered. Because besides our obvious interactions with Big Tech, there are many more invisible ways these products and innovations touch our lives. This is Kashmir’s story of what happens when you shine a light on those unseen encounters. KASHMIR HILL: I turn off my phone at night, like at 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. I just turn it off, which I used to never do. My phone would be on until the battery died. And that would be a very traumatic event. … [Read more...] about Why Is This Happening? How to block Big Tech with Kashmir Hill ǀ View
Ellie Long. Photo: The Long family Archant The family of an anorexic teenager who took her own life say they were “failed by everyone” before her death. Ellie Long, 15, was found hanging at her home in Greenland Avenue, Wymondham, on Sunday, December 10, 2017 and was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where she died on Tuesday, December 12.Norfolk Coroner’s Court heard today (Tuesday) how Ellie had been diagnosed with anorexia and depression in August 2017.A statement from Ellie’s mother Nicki Long said she had thought at first that her daughter had just been getting into exercise and was eating three meals a day, but it later emerged she was flushing her breakfast down the toilet and throwing her lunch away at school.Mrs Long said: “She told me she had dropped to eight and a half stone and I told her that was enough.”By March 2017 Ellie’s periods had stopped and she continued to lose weight. The situation came to a head … [Read more...] about ‘I feel let down by everyone’
News / UK and world by Press Association September 17, 2018, 2:18 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter iOS 12, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad, will officially roll out to users on Monday, bringing with it a range of new features. The free update will be available to every iPhone user going back to the iPhone 5S, iPad users back to the iPad mini 2 and even 6th generation iPod Touch users. It is expected to begin rolling out to users in the UK from about 6pm on Monday evening. How do I get iOS 12? Before downloading, users should first ensure they have backed up their device – do so using either iCloud or by plugging their device into their computer and using iTunes. It is also worth noting that some people may need to free up some space on their device first too. Once done, users will be able to upgrade to iOS 12 directly from their device over WiFi by going to their Settings … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about downloading iOS 12