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A proposed law might determine what happens to our online accounts when we die. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Google search removal request is displayed on the screen of a smartphone in London. The company says it has received more than 70,000 takedown requests following a European court ruling. Dominic Lipinski/PA Photos/Landov hide caption

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Journalist Brian Krebs spends time in the dark areas of the Internet, where hackers steal data off credit cards and sell the information in online underground stores. Krebs has learned computer code and how to get onto black market websites and cybercrime networks. iStockphoto hide caption

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By hijacking a user's computer, "bad" bots make it look as if she visits a website often, thus making the site more valuable to advertisers. iStockphoto hide caption

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Military contractor Raytheon is marketing its employee surveillance software to smaller companies that handle big data. Raytheon hide caption

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Facebook says that starting soon, ad targeting will "include information from some of the websites and apps you use," making ads more relevant to users' interests. iStockphoto hide caption

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Participants hold up images of former NSA analyst Edward Snowden at an April conference on the future of Internet governance in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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Lt. Travis St. Pierre, of the New Orleans Police Department, shows off a body-worn camera during a press conference in January. Brett Duke/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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Legal experts say it's too soon to know the impact of a European court ruling that will require Google to remove some links upon request. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Mark Zuckerberg kicks off the annual Facebook developers conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Google is among several companies putting money into a fund to help safeguard the Internet from possible security flaws in open-source software. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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