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News Summary: Senate eyes cyberstalking software

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The Associated Press | December 13, 2012 12:14 PM EST | AP


ON THE RADAR: A Senate Committee was expected to approve legislation to close a loophole that allows cyberstalking apps to operate secretly on a cellphone and transmit the user's location.

CYBER SNITCH: Telephone companies can't disclosing to businesses the locations of people making traditional phone calls. But there's no such prohibition for a mobile device that sends an email, links to a website or launches an app.

STOPPING STALKERS: Victim's advocacy groups said the bill is a common-sense step to curb stalking and domestic violence by weakening a tool that gives one person power over another.