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  2. List of fake news websites - Wikipedia

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    This fake news website mostly consists of celebrity gossip and death hoaxes, but a few of its other stories were disseminated on social media. When the site was up it said that it was "a combination of real shocking news and satire news" and that articles were for "entertainment and satirical purposes" only. News Examiner

  3. National security letter - Wikipedia

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    A National security letter issued to the Internet Archive demanding information about a user. A national security letter ( NSL) is an administrative subpoena issued by the United States government to gather information for national security purposes. NSLs do not require prior approval from a judge. The Stored Communications Act, Fair Credit ...

  4. Domain name scams - Wikipedia

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    Domain slamming. Domain slamming (also known as unauthorized transfers or domain name registration scams) is a scam in which the offending domain name registrar attempts to trick domain owners into switching from their existing registrar to theirs, under the pretense that the customer is simply renewing their subscription to their current registrar.

  5. News International phone hacking scandal - Wikipedia

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    Rupert Murdoch in 2007. The News International phone hacking scandal was a controversy involving the now-defunct News of the World and other British newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch. Employees of the newspaper were accused of engaging in phone hacking, police bribery, and exercising improper influence in the pursuit of stories.

  6. Advance-fee scam - Wikipedia

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    An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and is one of the most common types of confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster claims will be used to obtain the large sum.

  7. Snopes - Wikipedia

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    1990s. In 1994, David and Barbara Mikkelson created an urban folklore web site that would become Snopes.com. Snopes was an early online encyclopedia focused on urban legends, which mainly presented search results of user discussions. The site grew to encompass a wide range of subjects and became a resource to which Internet users began ...

  8. Local Media Group - Wikipedia

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    Local Media Group, Inc., formerly Dow Jones Local Media Group and Ottaway Newspapers Inc., owned newspapers, Web sites and niche publications in California, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania. It was headquartered in Campbell Hall, New York, near Middletown, New York, and its flagship was the Times Herald-Record.

  9. CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 - Wikipedia

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    Signed into law by President George W. Bush on December 16, 2003. The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act of 2003 is a law passed in 2003 establishing the United States ' first national standards for the sending of commercial e-mail. The law requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enforce its ...