New proposed law to keep your kids safe online

first_imgThe law required convicted sex offenders to register and update any email accounts, screen names for chatting services like AIM, or other identifiers with the state. The state then created a list and gave that list to the providers so they could purge the offenders from their sites if they desired. “They can take advantage of that trust you know to get the kids to send them explicit pictures, then they have leverage over the kids, so it really has opened the door for predators,” Johnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge said about the dangers of the internet. (WBNG) — While Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address was aimed at helping New York as a whole, one specific proposal is targeted at strengthening protection for children online. The internet has changed a lot since 2008, so not only will the new law address new platforms such as social media and dating apps, it will make it a crime for offenders to misrepresent themselves online.center_img According to the governor’s office, E-STOP sent the information of 22,000 sex offenders to social media sites in 2019. When Governor Cuomo was New York’s attorney general in 2008, he authored the Electronic Security and Targeting of Online Predators Act, or E-STOP, the basis for internet protection in the state today.last_img read more

Johnson City man charged with identity theft

first_imgSmallze was released on an appearance ticket. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office charged 35-year-old Joshua Smallze with identity theft in the 2nd degree and criminal possession of stolen property in he 4th degree. (WBNG) — A Johnson City Man was arrested and charged with two felonies in an investigation into making a fraudulent purchase.center_img The sheriff’s office says Smallze used a credit card that was reported stolen on July 8.last_img

Conserve and boil water advisory for Town of Chenango

first_imgThe Town says the advisory applies to Upper Front St. beginning from Forest Hills Blvd. to the Chenango Town Hall, located at 1529 NY-12. TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) — All businesses and residences in the Town of Chenango are under a conserve and boil water advisory. Use bottled water certified for sale in New York State. Officials say the Boil Water Advisory is still in effect until further notice, regardless of when pressure returns. What you should do now: The Town of Chenango has ordered a conserve and boil water advisory until further notice due to a water main break in the area of the Northgate plaza. The crews are testing at least two consecutive rounds of water samples taken 24 hours apart. Use the boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice or baby formula, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice. Public Works crews are on site working to fix the problem and water pressure is being restored throughout the evening, estimated by the Town of Chenango to be finished by midnight tonight. Officials say the water system at the Northgate Plaza lost pressure due to a main line break on Saturday. 5:00 P.M. UPDATE ———————————— A public notice will be issued when the samples determine the water is safe to drink. Officials say it is possible the advisory will continue until Monday or Tuesday. Healthy individuals may bathe and shave in tap water, but be careful not to cut yourself while shaving, or ingest the water. The advisory also includes all side streets and Route 12A to IRR/Northrup Supply. Bring tap water to a boil and boil for one minute, cool before using. The Town says updates will be provided when possible.last_img read more