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Data mining degrades democracy

With all the scrutiny that comes with campaigning for the oval office, President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney have allowed the nation to pry into their personal lives and histories. What voters may not realize, however, is just how much the two campaigns know about the public.

Facebook frustration

On May 2, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed legislation making Maryland the first state to ban employers from requiring employees to give them their Facebook passwords. The bill will protect personal privacy and ensure that an employee isn't forced to hand over access to his or her account. Other states should follow suit in protecting personal privacy and ensuring that social media and work remain separate.

Legislators aim to update online harassment laws

Several bills in the Maryland General Assembly are intended to expand the definition of criminal harassment to include forms of electronic messaging.
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