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Civil liberty advocates denounce proposed Georgia law

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ATLANTA (AP) - It's designed to stop online snooping. But some civil liberty advocates say a proposed Georgia law could end up making many of us criminals.
The bill is aimed at stopping people who peek into a computer system's innards - without swiping or altering data.
But opponents say the law is so broad, it could criminalize relatively mundane things like lying about your weight on an online dating site, checking a game score on a work computer - or using hacking skills to find vulnerabilities in a computer system.
Those in favor of the measure note Georgia is one of only three states that has no law against online snooping - and the measure is intended to prevent widespread hacking of online information.
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