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Power, War, and Organized Crime

Baltic President is labeling the cyber attacks on his country as part of an organized crime effort in an interview he conducted with Radio Free Europe.  He also inferred the geopolitical implications this will create if another country was the perpetrator behind the denial of service attacks.

The Arkansas Attorney General ruled that ChoicePoint has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle an action brought by 44 states, including Arkansas, over a data security breach. The personal information of 163,000 people was sold to identity thieves in the incident.

Internet taxes could be coming soon due to political groups urging lawmakers to enact law allowing states and cities to collect taxes on purchases made on the internet despite origin or destination of sale.

Realtors are beginning to embrace the Internet because of its reach, according to the
Peoria Journal Star.