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Facebook wins millions in case against typo squatters

The social network was awarded $2.8 million in damages from defendants who squatted on variations of Facebook's domain name.

By May 1, 2013


Microsoft tool hunts down typo squatters

Aims to help surfers and businesses avoid the pain of pop-ups and porn redirects from mistyped URLs.

By April 13, 2006


Amazon Silk: Not just for Fire tablets?

Domain name registrations indicate Amazon has at least thought about bringing Silk to Windows, Mac, and Android.

By September 29, 2011


Yahoo settles pay-per-click fraud suit

As part of a class-action settlement, Yahoo plans to create a new ad distribution option that will give advertisers more control over where ads purchased through Yahoo appear.

By October 13, 2009


What are the odds you'll land on a typo-squatting site?

Pretty high, according to a new report from McAfee. To be exact, you have a 1-in-14 chance of doing so when entering the URL of a popular Web site.

By November 19, 2007


Microsoft expands cybersquatter fight

Company files new lawsuits against cybersquatters in the U.K. and the U.S., charging violation of intellectual property law.

By March 13, 2007


Microsoft looks to foil Web spammers

Researchers at Microsoft have developed a tool to scrub search engines of major spam Web sites that pollute results.

By July 13, 2006


This week in Vista

Before Vista will display its showiest side, known as Aero, it will run a check to make sure the software was properly purchased

By April 14, 2006


Week in review: Here comes the tax man

As Monday--aka tax day--sneaks up on us, more attention is being directed toward goods and music purchased online.

By April 14, 2006