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Fake checks and Internet scams top 2013 fraud list

The NCL reported that fake checks accounted for almost one in every four (24.23 percent) of scams last year. But Internet scams were not far behind.

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Court strikes down FCC rules, threatening “net neutrality”

The U.S. Court of Appeals struck down the "net neutrality" rules established by the FCC last week in the case of Verizon v. FCC.

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Movement to restore the Fourth Amendment mobilizes for July 4

This July 4, thousands of people will be taking to the streets to "restore the fourth" - the principals of the Fourth of July and the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, i.e. the right to privacy.

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Yahoo grabs Tumblr: Will the blog site be corporatized?

Popular news site Yahoo purchased social network/microblogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion on May 20, and now many are asking:"Will Tumblr be ruined?"

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It's baaaack! Online privacy bill CISPA returns amid protest

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act would allow corporations to share your online data with the government in real time. CISPA has been met with strong opposition from online privacy advocates and companies.

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Obama, FCC expanding public Wi-Fi

The move is intended to decrease network congestion and enhance media (such as streaming HD videos). It is also an important shift, however, in the direction of free Internet for everyone.

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Will Facebook get a ‘like’ in China?

Facebook wants to reach China's Internet population, but critics and analysts are doubtful of its prospects there.

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FBI wants to follow people on Facebook and Twitter

The FBI is planning on monitoring all 'publicly available data' on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, through a new system it wants to develop.

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After blackouts, anti-piracy bills lose support

The bills had the financial backing of major corporate interests including the film and entertainment industries,  and cable television, among others.

Hackers target U.S. water systems

In the continuously threatening rise of cyber attacks, hackers have destroyed a pump that piped water to homes throughout a city in Illinois.

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