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Keeping Your Internet Access, And The Political Money Game

Ross Reynolds
05/02/2012 at 12:00 p.m.

Legal Battle Over Roll–Your–Own Cigarettes: Governor Christine Gregoire is expected to sign into law a new tax on roll–your–own cigarettes today. That's expected to trigger a lawsuit. Austin Jenkins reports.

What Does The FBI Have To Do With Your Internet? You may be accessing the Internet servers that the FBI set up to defeat hackers –– and you don't even know it. Now the FBI is planning to shut down the surrogate servers, and when the government servers shut down this July, hundreds of thousands of Mac and PC users will lose Internet access if they don't act to remove the malicious malware. We ask PCWorld writer Jared Newman what you should do.

The Political Money Game: Lobbyists have been pounding down the doors of Washington state lawmakers for the last several months. But now that the Legislature has adjourned, it's the lawmakers who are pursuing the lobbyists –– for campaign contributions. Austin Jenkins has the story.


Jared Newman is a freelance writer for, Time's Techland blog and other news outlets.

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