CYBER CORNER FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 24

Posted 6 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

IN THE NEWS: GUILTY PLEA IN BUYING WEAPONS ON FACEBOOK

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STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing firearms that he purchased using Facebook.

The Sioux City Journal reports that 21-year-old William Kurtz pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He also faces a charge of acquiring a pistol without a permit.

Two other charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm were dismissed as part of a plea deal. Court documents show Kurtz used Facebook to buy the guns. Kurtz is to be sentenced August 18.

IN THE NEWS: SAN FRANCISCO DEMANDS STOP TO APP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There’s an app for that — but the city attorney in San Francisco says there shouldn’t be.

The city has issued a cease-and-desist demand to an app called Monkey Parking. The app lets people auction off their public parking spaces to other nearby drivers — then the person with the space holds it for the next user. While the mini program would seem to be a help to those looking for a chunk of real estate to curb their cars, the city attorney says it breaks San Francisco law.

The police code prohibits people and companies from buying, selling or leasing public on-street parking. The fines for breaking the law top out at $300.

ON THE WEB: MAN CONVICTED OF RAPE AFTER MEETING 2 WOMEN ONLINE

CYBERSPACE (AP) — A San Diego County man has been convicted of raping two women he met through online dating sites. Sean Banks, who is 38, was found guilty of five charges — including rape and burglary. He could get up to 44 years to life in prison when sentenced. Banks met the women he’s convicted of assaulting through the dating sites ChristianMingle and Match.com.

IN STORES: APPLE WATCH

NEW YORK (AP) — So, is the next “thing” from Apple going to be a watch? That’s what The Wall Street Journal is saying.

The report in the business newspaper says the Apple wristwatch will have more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other information. The report — which came out this past Friday — says Apple is planning multiple screen sizes for the device, which some are calling the iWatch.

Apple has dropped hints that it’s coming out with a device that will integrate data to help people manage their health. But, as is its custom, Apple hasn’t let on about coming products.

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