News tagged with crackdown

After Megaupload closure, BTJunkie shuts down

BTJunkie, a popular file-sharing indexing site, said Monday it was voluntarily shutting down, less than three weeks after the US closure of Megaupload in a crackdown on piracy of music, films and other materials.

dateFeb 06, 2012 in Internet
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'Anonymous' hackers access Austrian bank data

The Austrian branch of the hacker group Anonymous accessed the bank data of 96,000 people in an attack on the website of the country's GIS television licence agency, officials said on Monday.

dateJul 25, 2011 in Internet
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China online marketplace Taobao to ban Bitcoins

China's largest online marketplace, Alibaba Group's Taobao, said Wednesday that it would ban the trading of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies from January 14, after a government crackdown on the units.

dateJan 08, 2014 in Internet
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Iran foreign minister says Facebook page hacked

The Facebook page of Iran's foreign minister was taken over briefly by unidentified hackers who protested against the crackdown on protesters after the disputed 2009 presidential election, media reported ...

dateSep 15, 2013 in Internet
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US-EU fraud crackdown seizes 328 websites

A total of 328 website domains accused of selling counterfeit goods were seized by US and European authorities in the latest crackdown on online fraud, officials said Wednesday.

dateJun 26, 2013 in Internet
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Canadian man pleads guilty to poker charges

(AP)—A Canadian man who once led the payment processing at two online poker companies pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy and gambling charges, agreeing to cooperate in the government's crackdown on the businesses.

dateSep 19, 2012 in Internet
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China vows faster, cheaper Internet

China has said it will aim to bring faster and cheaper Internet access to more people, following complaints that a near monopoly by state-backed firms had hurt service.

dateApr 02, 2012 in Internet
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