News tagged with internet watchdog

Critics blast Google's European antitrust offer

Google's latest offer to settle a European investigation into the alleged abuse of its dominant positions in online search and advertising leaked out Wednesday, with one competitor calling it "a new form ...

Nov 06, 2013
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US tightens guidance for online search ads

A US consumer watchdog agency told Internet search engines Tuesday to ensure they differentiate between search results and paid advertising, to steer clear of "deceptive" practices.

Jun 25, 2013
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Obama meets privacy board on spy programs

US President Barack Obama Friday meets members of a privacy watchdog board, finally fully active after years of delays, to discuss a furor over US spy agency Internet and telephone snooping.

Jun 21, 2013
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Russian lawmakers target Internet movie 'piracy'

Russian lawmakers voted on Friday to make it easier to block websites that provide copyright movies without permission, but their attempt to fight Internet piracy has been criticised by the industry.

Jun 21, 2013
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'Hackers' on trial in Turkey for first time

A group of Internet hackers appeared in an Ankara court on Monday on charges of terrorism, the first time alleged cyber criminals have been put on trial in Turkey, local media reported.

Nov 26, 2012
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Russia could block YouTube over anti-Islam film

A controversial new Russian media law could be used to block YouTube in the country over postings of the anti-Islam film that has sparked deadly rioting, the communications minister warned Tuesday.

Sep 18, 2012
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