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Crackdown successfully reduces spam

Nearly a decade in the works, Internet-wide projects designed to keep e-mail safe from scams, spam, and identity-thieving phishing attempts are paying off.

By December 6, 2013

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FTC charges 29 in crackdown on spam text message scams

The trade agency says the accused sent more than 180 million spam text messages falsely promising free gift cards.

By March 7, 2013

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EU regulators threaten privacy crackdown against Google

Web giant may face "repressive action" before summer if it does not respond to a dozen recommendations related to how it manages user data.

By February 18, 2013

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Instagram account crackdown spreads panic, fear of hacking

Distressed Instagram users locked out of their accounts turn to Yahoo Answers for help. Confusion ensues.

By January 22, 2013

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Feds kick off Cyber Monday counterfeit crackdown

The Department of Homeland Security seizes 132 domain names allegedly linked to the sale of counterfeit clothes, jewelry, and electronics -- and also goes after their PayPal accounts.

By November 26, 2012

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UK government brands trolls 'baying cowards' ahead of stiff, new prison sentences

Planned new laws could put British Internet abusers behind bars for up to two years.

By October 20, 2014

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Google might face FTC search crackdown

Reuters says most of group's commissioners think Google should be slapped with antitrust suit regarding search dominance, and The New York Times reports that commission is preparing staff memo recommending that government sue.

By October 12, 2012

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Ireland to close tax loophole favored by US tech giants

Come 2015, Ireland plans to start doing away with the "Double Irish" tax structure, which has allowed companies like Apple, Google and Facebook to shelter billion of dollars in profits from taxes.

By October 14, 2014

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Apple and Google could be in crosshairs of Australian tax inquiry

Major international companies such as Apple and Google could soon have their accounts put under the microscope in Australia as part of a crackdown on corporate tax avoidance.

By October 2, 2014

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Russia's Internet blacklist looms in freedom crackdown

The country's move to strengthen its "Internet blacklist" could lead to blockage of porn, drug-related, and "extremist" sites. Would it also threaten political protests?

By July 6, 2012