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Senate eyes online sex trafficking bill; critics say it goes too far

Proponents say the bill would allow courts to vigorously enforce federal and civil laws relating to online sex trafficking, but critics say it could do more harm than good.... Read more»

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Congress rescinds rule limiting sale of Internet customer data

Approving a move initiated by U.S. Jeff Flake, the House voted Tuesday to repeal an Obama-era regulation that would have required internet service providers to get explicit consent before selling customer data, a policy that critics said would have stifled business.... Read more»

Five things you should know about proposed FCC privacy rules

It stops Verizon’s zombie cookie in its tracks, but allows AT&T to keep charging customers extra if they want privacy. ... Read more»

Arizonans report thousands of cyber crimes, $25.4M in losses in 2014

The “2014 Internet Crime Report” said Arizonans submitted 6,040 of Internet crime complaints last year, reporting losses of nearly $25.4 million.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump meme about 'dumb Republicans'

Did Donald Trump tell People magazine in 1998 that if he ever ran for president, he’d do it as a Republican because “they’re the dumbest group of voters in the country” and that he “could lie and they’d still eat it up”?... Read more»

Your smart home may know a little too much about you

As the trend toward networked “smart homes” and “connected cars” continues, security precautions are more important than ever.... Read more»

Gila River leader says lack of broadband is harming tribal, rural areas

The governor of the Gila River Indian Community told a House panel that Indian Country is the nation’s “least served” area for broadband access, despite the “astounding” opportunity that it presents.... Read more»

6 tips to protect your digital communications from prying eyes

In an age of ubiquitous surveillance, there are still some things you can do to keep your communications private—and not all of it is high-tech. ... Read more»

Az exec launches effort to provide cheap birth control, support women's health

After his teenage daughters visited Africa and Asia, the head of a Scottsdale-based venture capital firm decided to start offering affordable birth control in the U.S. and putting the proceeds toward reproductive health in the Third World.... Read more»

There’s an app for that. And that. But not that. Arizona lags in mobile apps

The number of state-run mobile apps connecting citizens to government services has increased steadily in recent years, but Arizona still trails many states in its efforts to develop government-on-the-go.... Read more»

FactCheck: Clinton’s email and the privacy 'privilege'

Hillary Clinton says neither the federal government nor an independent third party has the right to review emails she sent as secretary of state if she deems them personal. That’s inaccurate.... Read more»

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FactCheck: Obama on Clinton’s emails

President Obama said he first learned “through news reports” that Hillary Clinton used a private email system when she was his secretary of state. But it turns out he did know she used a private email address, at least for some official business.... Read more»

Lawmaker: Use lottery to fund child-exploitation investigations

Thousands of Internet addresses in Arizona trade in child pornography and almost none of them are being investigated, said a state representative who wants to use $5 million of lottery money to increase enforcement. ... Read more»

Bill would lower income tax if state collects online sales tax

If federal law gives states the authority to require online retailers to collect state sales taxes, Arizona should reduce the amount of income tax it collects to offset its gains, a state lawmaker says. ... Read more»2

Scottsdale’s GoDaddy confident as Google enters domain market

Google Inc. lifted its invite-only access this week to the software giant’s new domain-name service. What does that mean for Arizona-based GoDaddy?... Read more»

Zombie cookie: The tracking cookie that you can’t kill

An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn’s services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook. ... Read more»

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