Linkedin Email Twitter Advertisement NewsLocal NewsDangers of uploading smart phone photosBy admin – September 21, 2011 420 Facebook THE dangers of uploading photographs of children, taken using smart phones, to social networking sites, has been highlighted by local gardaí.Crime Prevention Officer at Henry Street Garda Station Brian Broderick explained that GPS features on smart phones can identify the location where the photograph is taken, which can be viewed once it is uploaded to sites such as Facebook or Twitter.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This issue has already been well publicised in the US and I believe that it is important that people in Ireland be aware of the dangers associated with posting up photographs online, that have been taken using smart phones”, said Sergeant Broderick.“The built in GPS capability on most smart phones allows various functions, including the camera, to be enabled.“A photograph taken while the camera function on the phone is GPS enabled, will contain the location co-ordinates.“Software that is readily available on the internet will allow anyone to view on a map the location where it was taken, be that a child’s home, school or playground.“The possible dangers to the child are obvious”.He stressed that these dangers could easily be avoided by turning off the GPS function on the phone’s camera, by accessing the setting’s menu, and turning off the location setting on the camera function.“Any person who is unsure how to do this should contact their phone provider for assistance”. WhatsApp Previous articleCulture LCGANext articleUL saddened by death of Knight of Glin admin Print
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jonathan Thompson is accused of killing a 4-year-old boy in Amityville.Jonathan Thompson, the man accused of killing 4-year-old Adonis Reed in Amityville this week, pleaded not guilty on Saturday and was held without bail.Prosecutors reportedly said in court that the 31-year-old boyfriend of Reed’s caregiver admitted to punching the boy twice. The blows lacerated the boy’s liver, prosecutors said, according to CBS, causing the boy to die.Thompson was arraigned on charges of second-degree murder.Suffolk County police arrested Thompson in Brooklyn on Friday with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service.Thomson was living in the same Ketcham Avenue apartment where police discovered the boy on Wednesday after an unidentified person called 911 and asked for an ambulance.When police arrived, they found Reed lying unconscious on a couch in the living room. No adults were inside the apartment when police arrived.Reed was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday, police said.Detectives listed Reed’s death a homicide following Thursday’s autopsy, which was performed by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office.After the incident, Reed’s 6-year-old sister was taken into the custody of Child Protective Services earlier this week.
NZ Herald 5 Oct 2012About a quarter of the people who die from injury deaths could still be alive if alcohol use was removed from the combination of factors that caused the injuries, a Wellington conference on injury prevention and safety promotion was told.Otago University head of preventive and social medicine, Professor Jennie Connor, has told the conference the most effective strategies for reducing alcohol-attributable injuries in the population, based on international and New Zealand research.Her figures came from 2007 data where the total number of injury deaths was about 1500, and the alcohol-attributable deaths were about 350.Prof Connor said strategies to reduce those figures involved regulating the commercial marketplace for alcohol, by increasing alcohol prices, reducing accessibility and eliminating commercial promotion.They were the key strategies of the Global Strategy for the Reduction in the Harmful Use of Alcohol ratified by the World Health Organisation in 2010, but have not been included in the current Alcohol Reform Bill in New Zealand.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10838648
According to the U.S. News and World Report, Florida, for the third year in a row, is rated first in the nation for higher education. Florida, however, is behind in educational attainment (the number of people who are 25 or older with an associates degree or higher). Florida came in at No. 27 in that area.The U.S. News and World Report based Florida’s No. 1 ranking on the time it takes students to complete two- and four-year programs at public institutions, the relatively low amounts of debt when students graduate and the cost of in-state tuition and fees.Washington was rated second-highest in the country, followed by Wyoming, California and North Dakota. Pennsylvania was the state that ranked last.