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They Know Where You're Shopping

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Chris Hughes was surprised when Internet merchant PayPal rejected his credit card last week, but was even more surprised when he found out why. PayPal's credit card verification service, Cybersource Corp., indicated Hughes was a high risk because he had used . . .

E-tailers violate own privacy policies

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Without knowing it, some Internet shoppers are forking over more than cash for their purchases. Several online retailers have been giving their customers' personal information to a marketing company.

Will Crypto Feast on Carnivore?

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... in the aftermath of the FBI's recently revealed Carnivore email surveillance system, email security companies are hoping they can convince average email users to seal their electronic envelopes -- and finally propel email encryption into a broader market. "We're seeing . . .