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Florida AG has it right

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has published a letter in Florida newspapers promising to push for additional funding for cyber security and public school classes in how to use the Internet safely.

The FBI would get $6.4 billion for its increasingly high-tech crime-fighting mission in fiscal 2008 under the House-passed appropriations bill and $125 million less from the Senate measure. The House appropriation is $148 million more than the Bush administration’s request and $508 million more than the bureau’s fiscal 2007 budget.

The database of online resumes has been attacked by hackers trying to steal personal information they can use to send spam or mount phishing attacks.

A new survey finds that an increasing number of employers are blocking employee access to Facebook out of concern about online security.