News tagged with internet ad

US orders $163 mn fine for 'scareware'

A US federal court has ordered a $163 million fine against the operators of a "scareware" scheme which tricked computer users into thinking they were infected, and then sold them a "fix," officials said Tuesday.

Oct 02, 2012
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INFLUENCE GAME: Online companies win piracy fight

(AP) -- Outspent but hardly outgunned, online and high-tech companies triggered an avalanche of Internet clicks to force Congress to shelve legislation that would curb online piracy. They outmaneuvered the ...

Jan 22, 2012
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Congress weighs landmark change in Web ad privacy

(AP) -- The Web sites we visit, the online links we click, the search queries we conduct, the products we put in virtual shopping carts, the personal details we reveal on social networking pages - all of this can give companies ...

Sep 07, 2009
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Yahoo's 4Q report shows more signs of progress

Yahoo got a little healthier during the last three months of 2012 as the long-suffering Internet company took advantage of higher ad prices and more money coming in from overseas investments to deliver numbers ...

Jan 29, 2013
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