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Update: New date set in the case of Jeremy Dalin July 22, 2008

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The case of the Fox River Grove teenager convicted last month of falsely making a terrorist threat against Stevenson High School, Jeremy Dalin, has been continued to 08/07/08 for sentencing.

Source: Court Clerk of the Lake County Circuit Court

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Dalin Case: Sentencing postponed July 18, 2008

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Daily Herald, 18 July 2008

Sentencing postponed

The sentencing hearing for a Fox River Grove teenager convicted last month of falsely making a terrorist threat against Stevenson High School was postponed Thursday. Jeremie Dalin faces up to 15 years in prison for posting the threat on a Web site last fall. The sentencing had been scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Lake County circuit court but was called off. No information was available about a new date.

Flipping hackers on the attack July 17, 2008

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the inquirer

Google has had its Hot Trends system hacked for the second time in seven days.

Last week a swastika appeared on Google Trends as a top queried term. It was removed and a spokesGoogle claimed that a link on a popular Internet bulletin board, 4Chan, was to blame.

Last night the most queried term on Google Trends was no longer a Swastika, it was the statement “ǝlƃooƃ noʎ ʞɔnɟ”.

So far no one has worked out how it could happen. Google claims the Hot Trends list is automatically generated by machines and algorithms that detect hot or breaking queries.

But flipped text seems to imply that there is a hacker involved rather than just people playing the system.

4chan white-wash article in WSJ July 10, 2008

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The otherwise prestigious Wall Street Journal, 9 July 2008, reports about 4chan.org in an interview with its owner Christopher Poole:

“Over the last few years, 4chan.org has become one of the most talked-about sites when it comes to launching new memes. …

“Mr. Poole says that anonymity encourages unfettered creativity. But it also removes individual accountability as some posts can veer into hurtful or profane territories. “Shock posts,” or graphic images of violence or sex, occasionally mar the largest general interest board known as ” /b/ .” …

Not noted in the article is that 4chan.org has been a steppingstone for many internet hoaxes and fake terrorist threats in the past 12 months.

Australian Jarrad Willis: Case re-scheduled July 9, 2008

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The criminal case against Australian Jarrad Willis was obviously re-scheduled to 30 July, 10am. Willis had threatened with a murder spree in a Los Angeles shopping center in December 2007 and got nailed down by the LAPD in Melbourne, Australia. During investigation interesting things came up which became an issue in the below case.

Click on the above screenshot to go to the actual court record.