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Reading, writing, and online safety

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is calling on state education leaders to ensure that cyber security, safety and ethics lessons are taught in every classroom. The "No Child Left Behind Act" requires students to be technology literate upon completion of the 8th grade, and the National School Boards Association reports that 96 percent of school districts say that at least some of their teachers assign homework requiring Internet use. But there is still no formal education on how to stay safe, secure and ethical online.

In a first for an online travel company, Travelocity has been fined by federal regulators for booking trips between the US and Cuba in violation of a 45-year-old embargo. Travelocity paid $182,750 to settle a complaint brought by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, which said the company violated the prohibition on travel to Cuba nearly 1,500 times between January 1998 and April 2004.