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Is catfishing a crime?

We’ve all likely seen the MTV show Catfish in which the hosts hunt down a potential fake profile to expose someone pretending to be another online. While most don’t get to meet a catfish in person, the concept is all too familiar. While catfishing may begin with a...

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Types of computer crimes in Florida

As computer crimes become increasingly common in Florida, several counties have expanded efforts to detect and prosecute these offenses. For example, federal funds now support a cyber-crime reporting hotline in Seminole, Osceola and Orange counties.  Before facing a...

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What is cyberbullying?

The possibilities when it comes to the Internet seem to be endless. And because the capabilities go beyond anyone's needs, it is possible to have one's Internet or computer usage to look as though one is misusing this form of technology. Thus, individuals in Florida...

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What is identity theft?

A theft generally occurs when someone takes something that is not theirs with the intent of depriving the actual owner of the taken item. Identity theft is an extension of this general definition. In Florida and other jurisdictions, identity theft happens when a...

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