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Vine in the cross-hairs as FIFA, ESPN seek World Cup takedowns

Social media is a company's best friend -- until it involves copyrights and trademarks. The latest example: Sports broadcasters are cracking down on 6-second clips of the World Cup.

By July 2, 2014


Google back in U.K. crosshairs over tax issues

The company claims that it does not sell to U.K. customers from the country, but a parliamentary committee wants to make sure that's really true.

By May 1, 2013


EU puts Huawei, ZTE in crosshairs. Who will pull trigger?

The European Union's executive arm would like to go after China-based companies Huawei and ZTE, but rival firms that would be expected to support the effort have shied away.

By April 17, 2013


Amazon in antitrust crosshairs over Marketplace price rules

The company reportedly requires merchants to not offer a product available on its site for cheaper elsewhere. German regulators want to know more about that practice.

By February 21, 2013


Retraction and all, Foxconn still in crosshairs

Investors in the manufacturer say that the Foxconn name hasn't been fully "cleared" of scrutiny over working conditions despite a radio show's retraction.

By March 19, 2012


Facebook, Google in India's crosshairs over Web censorship

The companies, now on trial in India, potentially could be fined and see executives jailed over not censoring certain content.

By March 13, 2012


Anti-SOPA forces have ISP snooping bill in their crosshairs

An Internet outcry forced Rep. Lamar Smith to delay a vote on SOPA. Opponents of Smith's ISP snooping bill are hoping they can repeat the process.

By February 3, 2012


Apple, e-book publishers in EU crosshairs over e-book sales

The European Union's executive arm is investigating a host of e-book publishers and Apple for possibly engaging in "anti-competitive practices" related to e-book sales.

By December 6, 2011


Google's WebP crosshairs target PNG, not just JPEG

Google's image format started as a rival to JPEG, but new features mean it could take on Portable Network Graphics, too.

By November 22, 2011


iPhone in privacy crosshairs (week in review)

This week, Apple's smartphone proved pivotal in helping the company and its partner carriers attain strong quarterly earnings, but was also the target of criticism for keeping a log of its users' whereabouts.

By April 22, 2011