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Submission + - Philippines Passes a Cybercrime Act worse than SOPA/PIPA (forbes.com)

It's the tripnaut! writes: The dark days of SOPA and PIPA are behind the US, at least temporarily as copyright tycoons reground and restrategize, attempting to come up with measures that don’t cause the entire internet to shut down in protest.

But one country has already moved ahead with similar legislation. The government of the Philippines has passed the Cybercrime Prevention Act, which on the surface, as usual, sounds perfectly well-intentioned. But when you read the actual contents of what’s been deemed “cybercrime,” SOPA’s proposed censorship sounds downright lax by comparison.

Submission + - NYC bomb plot SUV bought on Craigslist for cash (cbsnews.com)

Itninja writes: This will no doubt create an anti-craigslist uproar. I imagine that, by the time it hits Fox News, the headline will read something like: "Craisglist Support Terrorist".

From the article: "S...the last registered owner of the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder...told authorities he recently sold the vehicle to a "Middle Eastern" or "Hispanic" looking man for $1,300 cash in $100 bills on Craigslist.

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