Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:27:43 GMT
A Maine teenager's mug shot is going viral online after he decided to make a statement with what he wore. Robert Edward Burt, 19, was booked in the Somerset County Jail earlier this month, to performMore >>
Robert Edward Burt, 19, was booked in the Somerset County Jail earlier this month, to perform a sentence from an arrest earlier this year.More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
When you are in love with someone, you trust that person and they trust you. In this digital age, sometimes we profess our love digitally when we're apart, however, you need to be very careful, even with those you trust, when you send digital messages.
Our Cyber Expert, Theresa Payton, says 94% of people in a recent study claim they trust their partner implicitly with the intimate details and photos they may share digitally.
That same study warns that if your text becomes a steamy message or sext message, you can count on that message staying private, just between the 2 of you, only 40% of the time.
Payton has a warning for teens and adults that want to send steamy messages digitally:
Warning! Why your digital messages, especially sext messages, are at risk:
1. While 50% of people admit to sending steamy or personal messages and photos, only 40% have password protection on their devices
2. Accidental oversharing - the person receiving the steamy message may send that message onto "1 person" and then the message gets passed along
3. 10% of people have been threatened by an ex that those private photos would be released online
4. More than 50% of people share their password with their partner at some point in time
5. 50% of people check the social accounts of their "ex" more than they do their current partner
6. 28% of those that sent a steamy message to an ex, had their messages exposed
Why your messages get shared with others.
1. Many hackers that get into emails or phones, look through pictures and messages first. They will share it if they find it.
2. 45% of those surveyed said they would share that private and intimate photo or text that you sent if they caught you lying or cheating on them
3. For anyone thinking of calling off a wedding, you have a 14% possibility that those private moments shared digitally will be posted by your ex soul mate.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF:
1. Always password protect your phone
2. Be wary of sharing passwords
3. Trust is hard to come by in the digital world - even if you trust the love of your life, you can't trust hackers
4. Delete, delete, delete: if you have sent something intimate in the past, get out there now and clean out those messages with the delete button
5. Keep your love offline other than notes of sweet nothings and encouragement
WORD OF THE WEEK:
Bump: It's a sharing app that works on iPhones and Droid phones. You "bump" the phones to share photos and files between phones. They have a new version to transfer from computers to phones. As always, watch the privacy and security settings, so you are not accidentally "bumping" out your personal information. Click here check it out.
Protect Your Phone with password settings:
If you don't see your phone type here, go to your manufacturer's website and search for "help setting a password"
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:55:40 GMT
You may not have heard of Morgan Reeves or seen any of his election ads on television. That's because the state gubernatorial candidate doesn't have any and he doesn't have any campaign contributions.More >>
Independent candidate Morgan Reeves is looking to level the playing field when it comes to campaigning for elections. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:53:16 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:30:17 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:52:08 GMT
The suspect wanted for shooting into an occupied Sumter home has turned himself in. Terrance D. Haynesworth, 32, was wanted by the Sumter Police for a shooting that took place on Sampson Street on MondayMore >>
Terrance D. Haynesworth turned himself after being wanted for a shooting on Sampson Street. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:29:29 GMT
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.Council member Moe Baddourah was the lone "no" vote. CouncilMore >>
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.More >>