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WHOA: Help Halt Online Abuse


WHOA is a volunteer organization founded in 1997 to fight online harassment through education of the general public, education of law enforcement personnel, and empowerment of victims. We've also formulated voluntary policies which we encourage online communities to adopt in order to create safe and welcoming environments for all internet users.....

Netcrimescover For more tips, resources and information about cyberstalking and other related situations, visit the web site of the book Net Crimes & Misdemeanors, written by our president Jayne Hitchcock.

Site has resources for finding a private detective to investigate cyberstalking or an attorney to prosecute such a case. 

WHOA also offers a variety of sample website policies on cyber-harassment. Here is a strict one. They have more lenient ones as well:

We don't tolerate harassment. Everyone is welcome in our area and encouraged to exchange ideas and views. We don't allow abusive behavior in any form, and will not tolerate hatred or bigotry in our community. At the same time, we also ask that you refrain from sexually explicit discussion and material because of the potential of this content to detract from the safety and comfort of our visitors.

WHOA urges voluntary compliance by site owners.

We do not support forcing sites to adopt a certain set of policies. We value their right to police themselves, but at the same time urge them to exercise their responsibility to protect the public interest.

Many sites have already voluntarily adopted policies opposing harassment. We salute them for doing their part to make the Internet an anti-harassment environment.

Robin Hood Foundation's Relationship with Hedge Fund Managers Draws Scrutiny

Via Philanthropy New Digest, a service of Foundation Center

"I'm worried that...some hedge-fund and private equity managers view charitable donations as a chance to do well for themselves, and forget it is about doing good for others."  -- Senator Charles Grassley

What triggered the remark was Robinhood Foundation investing in hedge funds run by board members. Full story here.