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Syria is imposing tighter internet monitoring of citizens who link to the Web, as well as jailing bloggers who criticize the government and blocking YouTube and other Web sites deemed harmful to state security. Internet café owners are now required to keep detailed logs of their customers to make it easier to track down anyone deemed to be a threat.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting a roundtable event to discuss new strategies aimed at increasing awareness of phishing schemes in Washington, DC on April 1st.

Under a bill approved in Florida’s Senate, online dating services would have to inform customers whether they are attempting to secure the site by performing background checks on members. The bill does not require any background checks – only that companies say prominently whether they do them or not, and whether they allow people with criminal backgrounds to be members.