Marketplace Tech for Thursday, January 17, 2013
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The suicide of Internet activist Aaron Swartz is having a legal backlash. Rep. Zoe Lofgren has proposed "Aaron's Law" to scale back what critics call an overly broad law, that allowed prosecutors to threaten Swartz with decades of jail time. But will "Aaron's Law" go far enough? Ebay's PayPal system is widely used for online payments. In a new partnership with NCR, the cash register and automated teller company, PayPal is taking another step toward making payments offline. Soon they may be enabling you to pay for gas using your Smartphone.