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NCS 7/7/11

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Tabloid News of the World in Britain will shut down after Sunday's issue.  The announcement follows accusations that the paper illegally eavesdropped on the phone messages of murder and terror victims, politicians and celebrities.  News International chairman James Murdoch said the scandal "sullied" the newspaper and "has no place in our company".

Lawmakers in Virginia are cracking down on cyber criminals.  Starting this month, the state enacted what some are calling the nation’s first law that criminalizes phishing schemes.  Phishing occurs when someone sends out bulk e-mail messages designed to trick consumers into revealing bank account passwords, social security numbers and other personal information. 

Facebook is getting into face to face interaction. The social networking giant introduced a video-calling feature on Wednesday in partnership with Skype, the popular internet video-chat provider.