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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 Dec. 6, 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 Feb. 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 Jan. 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 Nov. 26, 2012

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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 Oct. 12, 2012

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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 Mar. 7, 2013

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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 Jul. 6, 2012

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U.K. piracy crackdown to kickstart 'three strikes' for copyright infringers

U.K.'s communications regulator outlines how British ISPs must inform file-sharers of allegedly illegal actions and of the potential of facing rights-holders in court.

By Jun. 26, 2012

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Alleged crackdown shows Android politicking

Google belatedly rejects the idea that it's reining in Android hardware partners. But where there's smoke, there are probably at least smoldering coals.

By Apr. 7, 2011

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Lawmakers ask advertisers for Web-piracy crackdown

Congress doesn't appear to be letting up on Web piracy. A group of Congress members asks the Interactive Advertising Bureau and two other ad groups to boost efforts to fight copyright violations.

By Oct. 11, 2011