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August 29, 2010

California looks to outlaw online impersonation

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By Maggie Shiels, BBC News, Silicon Valley

The bill would penalise those who pretend to be others online The internet has often been referred to as the wild west, where reputations can be trashed with just a few clicks of a mouse. Now, California aims to outlaw the growing practice of online impersonation, which is often used for nefarious purposes. A bill, authored by State Senator Joe Simitian, aims to update laws written in 1872 to recognise that “in the age of the internet, pretending to be someone else is easy”.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11045070

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