If you spend time on the Internet, you know how dangerous a place it can be. But a report from Norton, the large Internet security firm, suggests exactly how dangerous. According to the company’s Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact, almost three-quarters (73 percent) of U.S. users have fallen victim to cybercrime. It found that nearly two-thirds (58 percent) of people who’ve been victimized say they felt angry, 51 percent annoyed, and 40 percent cheated.
There’s gossip, and then there’s GOSSIP. The latter happened in China recently, when the man slated to become the country’s new leader, Xi Jinping, went missing for more than a week. With each passing day, rumors mounted about his status. Was he being purged before the Communist Party Congress, where new leadership would take power? Did he hurt his back while swimming? Did he suffer a heart attack or stroke? Did he get in a car accident? No one knew for sure.
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