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U.S. executes another round of Web site takedowns

As Cyber Monday draws near and debate continues about the Stop Online Piracy Act, the U.S. government again seizes a bevy of domain names it says belong to Web sites that deal in counterfeit goods.

By Nov. 26, 2011

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China censors hit popular WeChat accounts

Government watchdogs have scrubbed from the Web the accounts of several journalists as Beijing wraps up its annual parliament meeting.

By Mar. 14, 2014

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Twitter suspends Hamas' armed wing account, report says

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades says that Twitter is attempting to censor it and its message.

By Jan. 23, 2014

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Google logs record 21.5M URL takedown requests in September

The search engine's Transparency Report shows that takedown requests for piracy and copyright infringing URLs are increasing at a breakneck pace.

By Oct. 7, 2013

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Twitter surrenders anti-Semitic tweet info to French authorities

The company had resisted for months, but finally relents, hoping to "put an end to the dispute" and saying it will do its part to "fight racism and anti-Semitism."

By Jul. 12, 2013

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Popular Science silences its comments section

Explaining that comments are bad for science and backing it up with -- well, science -- the 141-year-old magazine is shutting down the comments section on its Web site.

By Sep. 24, 2013

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Google: More government takedown requests than ever before

Between July and December 2012, the company received 2,285 government requests to remove more than 24,000 pieces of content from its search.

By Apr. 25, 2013

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Facebook battles phishing by reaching out to users

In an effort to protect users and curb phishing, the social network gives users a select e-mail address to send reports of the illegal practice.

By Aug. 9, 2012

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U.S., Russia agree on 'action plan' to fight piracy

The two countries agree on a plan to curtail theft of intellectual property, after President Obama grants Russia "permanent normal trade relations" and the two nations agree to have the WTO's tenets apply between them.

By Dec. 22, 2012

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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