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.
Government watchdogs have scrubbed from the Web the accounts of several journalists as Beijing wraps up its annual parliament meeting.
The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades says that Twitter is attempting to censor it and its message.
The search engine's Transparency Report shows that takedown requests for piracy and copyright infringing URLs are increasing at a breakneck pace.
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."
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.
Between July and December 2012, the company received 2,285 government requests to remove more than 24,000 pieces of content from its search.
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.
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.
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.