News tagged with internet fraud

Japan dotcom jailbird back in business

Maverick Internet tycoon Takafumi Horie, who was jailed for accounting fraud, said Wednesday Japan's online landscape was prime territory for his aggressive style of business.

Jun 05, 2013
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Anger at suicide of US Internet activist

Angry activists poured scorn on prosecutors Sunday for leading an overzealous campaign against Internet freedom fighter Aaron Swartz, with his family suggesting it contributed to his suicide.

Jan 14, 2013
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US to study privacy impact of data brokers

US regulators Tuesday ordered data brokers to turn over information about how they collect and use information about consumers, in a move hailed by Internet privacy activists.

Dec 18, 2012
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US, others smash global cyberfraud ring

US officials said Wednesday they had taken down a global cyberfraud ring and charged six Romanians and one Albanian in a scheme selling non-existent goods on the Web.

Dec 05, 2012
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NY judge gives poker money man jail for bank fraud

(AP)—A man who processed money illegally for three Internet poker companies whose U.S. operations eventually were shut down was sentenced on Wednesday to five months in prison by a judge who said he played a "catch me if ...

Oct 04, 2012
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US arrests head of online poker site

US authorities have arrested the head of online betting website Full Tilt Poker and charged him with a scheme to defraud banks and misleading customers about the security of their funds.

Jul 03, 2012
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China web firms vow to curb 'harmful' information

The heads of China's largest Internet and technology firms have vowed to stop the "spread of harmful information" on the web after attending a three-day government workshop, state media said Sunday.

Nov 06, 2011
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