As the internet grows as an everyday tool, someone will inevitably use it for nefarious means. We discuss crimes that could have only happened in the information age as people took things away from cyberspace and brought them into the lifeworld.
We wish this was a unique story, or even unusual. Instead, this is more an illustration of what the larger pornography industry is like at the moment. It's not as fun as you think.
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For the first time, LifeWorld covers a fatality, in a review of the 1999 death of Bruce Miller that the media labelled "The Internet's First Murder." His wife, Sharee Miller, was convicted of the crime, even though she had an alibi.
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Kevin Mitnick was not the first hacker, nor did he make the most money. But he was one of the earliest, and the ending of his story might mean he was one of the most successful.All sources: bit.ly/lifeworldsources
Carolyn Owlett, an original member of the British girl group The 411, found herself the target of an unusual case of identity fraud / catfishing / potential obsession. What was it, really?And who, exactly, is our new announcer??All sources: bit.ly/lifeworldsources
Courtney and Steven Allen, a married couple from the pacific northwest just trying to live their lives while unwinding with some online games. They found themselves making a new friend online, through Todd Zonis, before facing the reality of what trouble that could bring. In this case we cover online friendships, cyber harassment, and revenge porn.All sources: bit.ly/lifeworldsources
Belle Gibson, a social chameleon that overcame the hand that she was dealt in life. A source of inspiration in how to better oneself, until it's found that they aren't. In our first case we look at how someone was able to use social media to create an empire of self help, before the truth brought everything crashing down.All sources: bit.ly/lifeworldsources
Kate (Ignorance Was Bliss) and Derek (Rolling Misadventures) decide to take a look at crimes that could have only happened with the invention of the internet. They discuss the premise of doing a true crime podcast that focuses more on the tech side of life and how they want to approach cases that are less centered around murder.All sources: bit.ly/lifeworldsources