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Thursday, February 22, 2007

eBay pull ad after ASA complaint upheld

The ASA has upheld a complaint against eBay from a consumer who could not find items depicted in an eBay ad for sale on the auction site. >>

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Online sales affected by low customer confidence in data security

Online consumers expect businesses, not banks, to compensate for fraudulent transactions. >>

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Fake blogs to be banned in U.K. from next year

Beginning in 2008, companies or individuals who post reviews of their own products online will be breaking the law in Britain. A new law in the United Kingdom prohibits even authors from reviewing their own books at sites like Amazon.com. >>

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Google´s search results violate Belgian copyright laws, Google is fined

A Belgian court has ruled that internet search giant Google violated copyright and data laws by posting bits of news stories and links to Belgian newspapers without permission. The ruling could change the way online search engines post search results. >>

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

British banks trial online credit card fraud prevention device

There could be good news ahead for British online shoppers. U.K. banks are piloting a scheme to issue customers with personal credit card readers. >>

Monday, February 12, 2007

Google accused of supporting film pirates

A group of media companies is accusing Google of favoring sites that offer illegal movie downloads. >>

Monday, February 12, 2007

European Union to put a ban on fake blogs and reviews

The European Union is working toward the eradication of “astroturfing”, with a ban due at the end of the year. >>

Monday, February 05, 2007

YouTube to remove 100,000 Viacom clips

Viacom is apparently tired of waiting for YouTube to remove copyrighted clips from the online video source. They have demanded that 100,000 clips be removed from their site and YouTube is complying. >>

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Should companies tell consumers when their net usage is being tracked?

In November, 2006, the Center for Digital Democracy and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group filed a hefty complaint with the FTC, claiming that some techniques used by behavioral ad networks were unfair and deceptive marketing activities. >>

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cingular, Priceline, Travelocity settle adware suit

Three big brands have settled a suit over the use of adware. Cingular.com, Priceline.com and Travelocity.com have agreed to pay fines imposed by New York State's attorney general. >>

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Richter Scales MySpace Security

MySpace is drawing itself up against one of the world’s top three spammers. >>

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Bud.tv Stops Minors In Their Tracks

Not long after the Superbowl, Anheuser-Busch is set to launch a social networking site all of its own. >>

Friday, January 19, 2007

Parents Peek Inside Children's MySpace Profiles

After four families sue News Corp’s MySpace, the social networking site unveils their latest technology in the fight against online child abuse. >>

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Pay Up or Pop-Up Says MovieLand.com

Various Digital Enterprises Inc. websites have been told to revise their pop-up activity in line with Washington’s Computer Spyware Act. >>

Friday, January 05, 2007

Europe Cracks Down on Scammers

The European Union is to bring in new measures to combat email scams. >>

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